Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sarah E. Wood, Ph.D.
Everyone experiences emotional pain at one time or another. It is normal and part of life. Pain increases to suffering, however, when we don't know how to cope with painful events in our lives. Many of us have not learned effective tools while growing up. Others experience particularly difficult life events that overpower us no matter our skill level.
Research shows that everyone can benefit, during difficult times, from an authentic, caring relationship with a therapist. What seems important is a combination of having a safe place to share one's "burden" and having a therapist with a generous "toolbag."
I aspire to being genuine, an equal in a therapeutic partnership. I also strive to offer current, evidence-based treatment methods.
"The point is that our true nature is not some ideal that we have to live up to. It's who we are right now, and that's what we can make friends with and celebrate"