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October Staff Spotlight

Tell us about what you do at THIRA Health. Emily: I have previously been a milieu therapist and am currently a primary and art therapist. I work with both adults and teens, and currently run several art-based therapy groups, DBT skills groups, and milieu coaching in addition to individual therapy sessions. I enjoy combining my training in art therapy with emotion focused therapy and DBT to facilitate a deeper understanding of the present moment in a way that’s creative and tangible. When did you first decide to create a career around art (or mental health)? What inspired your path? Emily: I wasn’t always aware that art therapy was a career that existed, even after college. I have my BA in Fine Arts and after several internships in stained glass design and restoration, decided it was not what I...

Women Helping Women: An Interview with Dr. Moore

Recently, THIRA's founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mehri Moore, was interviewed by Reflections Magazine for her work in mental health supporting women. Whether it’s because women are more willing than ever to talk about mental health or because incidents are rising due to cultural pressures, the number of women diagnosed with depression and anxiety is increasing across all age groups. Dr. Mehri Moore has dedicated her entire career to addressing the trend. Moore is a pioneer in the area for women’s mental health. In 1991, she founded the Moore Center for Eating Disorders, an intensive outpatient program in Bellevue  focused on supporting patients with eating disorders. It was the area's first. Check out the full article here! ...

Announcing THIRA Health’s 7-day Partial Hospitalization Program!

THIRA Introduces a 7-Day PHP Treatment Option THIRA Health is delighted to announce the expansion of our Partial Hospitalization Program to a full 7 days per week. This expansion builds on the strengths of our current 5-day, DBT-based Partial Hospitalization Program.  Like all of THIRA’s programs, the newly-expanded offering caters to women and girls aged 13 and above with anxiety and depression, and for whom intensive treatment is clinically appropriate. Our PHP model allows patients the flexibility to remain in their own living environment while undergoing intensive, effective treatment.  THIRA’s program is housed in our beautiful downtown Bellevue facility, designed to be a warm, welcoming, and comforting environment; a contrast to the institutional environment that a hospital stay requires. Our 7-day PHP is ideal for those looking to maintain the support and...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By Emily Fitch, RD and Allison Thompson, RD   It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week. We’ve been struggling with what to write – there are already blog posts with Eating Disorder (ED) facts, statistics, mottos for recovery, and much more out there. We know that children are 242 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than type 2 diabetes, for example – yet we hear so much more about the importance of a ‘healthy weight’, and not so much about how to promote balanced and nourishing messaging about health and weight. We know that recovery isn’t just about weight restoration, eating disorders often coexist with diagnoses like anxiety and OCD, eating disorders aren’t just about food, and recovery isn’t a straight line. Eating disorders are complicated medical and...

THIRA Open House

On Tuesday, October 23rd, THIRA Health hosted an Open House event for local professionals and THIRA family members. Thank you all for attending and making this event a success! We were so excited to meet you and hope to see you next year. Enjoy some photos of the event. [gkit id=1]...

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The Magic of Eating Together

We celebrate most milestones in our days—and our lives—by eating. We must eat, but we also love to eat, and perhaps the single greatest virtue of our nature is the one which wants to share our abundance with others, so that they may have something which is essential for their own survival. The rituals of eating can be a beautiful, healthful extension of this generosity; they can also be sporadic, non-existent, or emotionally draining. This is because something mysterious happens to us when we feed together: so much so that the foods themselves gain comforting or repulsive connotations based upon how (and with whom) we gather to eat. With these implications in mind, the findings of Harvard’s Family Dinner Project gain new significance and offer nutritionists and parents...

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What’s new in DBT?

At THIRA Health, we provide our patients with all information and resources they need to help girls and young women lead the life they want and deserve. This week, we present to you a round up of resources about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), its potential and effectiveness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Effective in Reducing Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm in Adolescents THIRA Health’s Dr. Korslund is a renowned researcher in psychiatry, mental health and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in particular. In fact, she helped create and write this research by a group of scientists at the University of Washington, University of Southern California and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This research examines the efficacy of DBT for suicidal behaviors in US adolescents. The study is particularly important as its results show...

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Founder of DBT Dr. Marsha Linehan, featured in TIME Magazine

The team at THIRA Health leverages Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as the foundation for each of our programs under the guidance of one of the leading experts in DBT, Dr. Kathryn Korslund. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dr. Korslund had the privilege of working and researching alongside prior to joining THIRA. We’re thrilled to share that Dr. Linehan’s influential work and career was recently featured in a special edition of TIME Magazine on the great scientists of our time. DBT was originally designed to treat interpersonal chaos, intense emotional swings, impulsiveness, confusion about the self (identity), and suicidal behavior. However, in contrast to other “talking” therapies, DBT emphasizes making change through practicing new skills to change how you think, act...

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