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The essence of motherhood is self-sacrifice: You carry your babies in your body, sacrificing your own comfort, and sometimes even health, to bring them into this world. For some, the life they’ve given their child means that they themselves suffer fr… Source: How To Treat Postpartum Depression While Breastfeeding, According To A Therapist Continue Reading

“I thought, anything is worth going public, if I’m going to get the money to get the real help that I’ll need.” Source: Meet the Women Crowdfunding Their Mental Health Care Continue Reading

Crazy or crazy enough to solve all of your problems in one night? Source: What If John Mayer Was Your Therapist? | Vanity Fair Continue Reading

Mental Health Month: Normal Teen Angst or Adolescent Mental Illness? Mental illness doesn’t just affect adults; almost half of chronic mental illnesses begin during the adolescent years. The problem is that due to normal teenage moodiness, drama, and withdrawal from family, parents often don’t see that there are sometimes bigger issues their child is facing.… Continue Reading

How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder Feeling hopeless and desperately worrying about the fate of her teen-aged son, Eric, Liza Long wrote a blog post about her struggle with his behavior. He had been in and out of juvenile detention, threatened to kill himself, and even to… Continue Reading

Abnormal Circadian Rhythm May Disrupt Brain Chemicals in Bipolar Disorder A new three-year long study found that people with bipolar disorder exhibit alterations in neuron behavior. This seems to be influenced by their personal circadian rhythm. This research confirms evidence compiled for some 50 years and actually explains how altered circadian rhythms contribute to bipolar… Continue Reading

Brief Group Therapy Can Improve Teen Mental Health A British study conducted at various high schools found that only two sessions of a 90-minute long group therapy can lessen mental health issues by over 25% for up to two years. Given the problem of mental health disorders that exist in school aged children, researchers suggest… Continue Reading

13 Signs Your Relationship Is Still Worth Fixing

13 Signs Your Relationship Is Still Worth Fixing Sometimes relationships need to be ended, specifically if they are abusive or dangerous. Others, though, are pretty solid but damaged. They simply need some repairs. How can you tell if your relationship is one worth saving? Consider these 13 signs: The thought of leaving makes you feel… Continue Reading


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is an evidence-based mental health treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and her colleagues at the University of Washington. The efficacy of DBT is supported by extensive research about what works to help people overcome emotional pain.

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Cognitive behavior therapy is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

Village Counseling and Wellness’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed specifically for adults experiencing difficulties which require a higher level of care than our standard DBT program.

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Village Counseling and Wellness

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We provide evidence-based individual, group and family therapy and wellness programs to adults, adolescents and children. We serve the Los Angeles area including the communities of Burbank, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada, and Hollywood.