Tampa, FL, October 15 — As a therapist with over 25 years’ experience in counseling, Licensed Social Worker (LCSW) Robin Leigh Maier knows how mental health issues can sabotage relationships. According to Maier, relationships are the number one reason people seek counseling. It is usually not until after a visit in Robin’s chair that they identify root causes to relationship issues, such as mental health problems. When you have a partner with a mental health issue, it’s like having a third person in the relationship. That third person has to be taken care of so healthy relationships can build. And this ability to foster healthy relationships is not just for the people in romantic relationships, it extends to everyone in today’s modern society. Life is built on connection and everyone has relationships in work, school, etc. that play a role in their level of happiness.
Having identified this as such an important issue in the Tampa Bay community, Maier started the DBT Support Group as a low-cost alternative to those seeking help with relationship issues. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It is a proven approach to therapy that blends cognitive therapy and Eastern meditative approaches to help people achieve emotional stability, decrease stress, and live in acceptance and mindfulness. DBT could benefit you, if you feel: extreme memory losses, drastic mood swings, like relationships just never work out, like you make a lot of impulsive decisions that rarely end well, extreme emptiness, like harming yourself. It is also beneficial to people suffering from Borderline Personality disorder or chemical dependency.
“I wanted to start this DBT support group so people could experience the power of connection. There is something extremely beneficial of getting together with other people that are experiencing similar challenges in life. And DBT is so helpful in giving people experiencing relationship issues or emotional instability some coping skills to bring mindfulness and calm to their lives.”
This DBT Support Group is structured to teach healthy coping skills to persons struggling with emotions, relationships, and/or impulsivity. Group members will learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Group members will share their stories in a safe environment establishing trust and support. For more information ,please contact Robin Maier at 813-431-0797, or visit her website www.robinleighmaier.com. Group takes place at her South Tampa office.
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Robin Leigh Maier has been helping clients achieve mental peace and stability for over 25 years. Her blogs have been published in the South Tampa Patch and she was chosen in Twitter’s Top 100 Social Workers to Follow Nationwide. She is sought for her speaking skills and excellent counseling techniques by organizations across the nation.