Melissa Gerson

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

While at times we may wish we did not experience strong emotion, emotions serve an important purpose. Emotions are the bodies way of signaling to us what is happening around us and within us. From an evolutionary perspective, the development of an emotional response...

Binge Eating: A Brief History

Binge Eating: A Brief History

With the recent recognition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published in May 2013, of Binge Eating Disorder as a diagnosis in its own right, new attention is being paid to binge eating and how it’s distinguished from other eating...

DBT 101: ABC Please

DBT 101: ABC Please

Our journey through the Emotion Regulation Module of DBT continues as we travel on to “ABC PLEASE.” This skill gives us tangible tools and skills that can be used to increase our own personal and emotional resilience. If this sounds similar to the principles behind...

Is Body Positivity Really All Positive?

Is Body Positivity Really All Positive?

An interesting Op Ed was recently published to online publication Redbook Magazine discussing the fine line between body positivity and body obsession. Lisa Fogarty, an adult female who has been recovered from anorexia nervosa for many years, delved into her unique...

Meta Analysis of E-therapy Trials

Meta Analysis of E-therapy Trials

Due to the widespread accessibility of cell phones and electronic devices, the mental health field has embraced the likelihood that treatment options could, and very well should expand over the next decade. As a result of this movement, various e-therapies have been...