This is part two of my series on skills that might be useful to us as the world continues to re-open after a global pandemic. The first skill I want to talk about is dialectical thinking, part of DBT therapy developed by Marsha Linehan. Dialectical thinking is about bringing together…

It’s been awhile since I wrote a blog so I thought it might be time to talk about the plan to return to normal. I laugh internally when I write this because I am always telling my clients to let me know when they meet someone normal because I really…

This is part two of an earlier article I wrote about COVID fatigue. As spring has sprung, there have been so many positive developments. Many people are finding relief from COVID related anxiety due to the more wide availability of the vaccine. We are starting to see a light at…

When most people think of Orlando, Florida they picture a lively, bustling, and beautiful city. How can anyone possibly be unhappy in this beautiful place? We are one of the destinations for travel and tourism, which is why many of us were hit particularly hard when the COVID pandemic hit…

The next topic I thought I would cover is regarding coping with COVID fatigue and burnout. As a parent, I have found it next to impossible this year to cope with the ever changing regulations and guidelines while still maintaining my sanity and the sanity of my three small children…

Now that y’all have heard my rant about employee burn out I am going to put back on my therapist hat and talk to you like I would a client. I practice DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and in this therapy we discuss the importance of validating and understanding your emotions…

Marla Starnes

I am a social worker, mom and wife. I love helping others live their best life.

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