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Linda Lochridge Hoenigsberg is a licensed therapist in private practice. She is a published author and speaker. She lives with her husband their their Goldendoodle Emma in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She is mother and stepmother to five children, grandmother to ten, and great-grandmother to two (so far). You can also find Linda blogging in "Out of Her Mind," at www.lindahoenigsberg.com.
Where I’ve Been for the Last Two Years

Where I’ve Been for the Last Two Years

I help people using DBT and other therapies via a HIPAA compliant video/audio app from the convenience of your home. This saves time and money. I also supervise therapists in training. I trained for my Clinical Supervision certification in March 2015. I am licensed in both Montana and Wyoming. Feel free to call to chat and set up an appointment. You haven’t heard from me in awhile. Back in October of 2014, I was diagnosed with a recurring brain tumor that…

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Have You Ever Felt Like Running Away From Home?

Have You Ever Felt Like Running Away From Home?

Have you ever felt like life is just too tough? You just want to run away…to anywhere just as long as you don’t stay where you are. But deep down you know that won’t help anything. Your problems will just pack themselves into whatever suitcase you pull off the shelf and jump out at you the first time you unlatch the lid and flip it open. But that urge to flee remains. Your stomach is in knots. You’re tired. You…

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Hold That Thought!

Hold That Thought!

We all hate the thought of one human being bullying another. There are entire campaigns dedicated to eradicating bullying on campuses. We’ve read stories about young people actually ending their lives because they were bullied on a social networking site. There are also stories of teenagers who were so tortured by bullies that they snapped. They took guns to school and killed students and teachers. Unfortunately, these stories are beginning to lose their shock value. Would it shock you to…

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Help! I Think I’m a Codependent!

Help! I Think I’m a Codependent!

The terms codependency and dysfunctional have morphed somewhat in the last couple of decades. Grasping the true meaning of these words can be harder than turning a doorknob once you have slathered your hands with lotion (I cannot be the only one who has tried this!). When more information became known about how family dynamics play into recidivism rates of alcoholics, the term co-alcoholic was used to talk and write about the partner in a relationship with an alcoholic. In…

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Flap Your Wings

Flap Your Wings

Stopping the Cycle of Generational Alcoholism I was disgusted with my parents’ alcoholism. So this is how I handled it; I took drugs instead. It made total sense to me at the time. Drugs were clean. I could hide them more easily than my mother’s 5th of Vodka. I could take certain types and instead of getting sloppy and mean I could laugh and have fun. And of course, I could stop whenever I wanted. As long as I never…

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3 Ways to Using Imagery to Calm Your Emotions

3 Ways to Using Imagery to Calm Your Emotions

Have you ever felt like going to bed because your emotions were “off the charts?” I have, and I found myself lying there thinking about what I was so angry about. Turns out, that’s not very helpful. Then I learned a DBT Skill that helped me not only calm down but also helped to turn those negative emotions towards more positive ones as well. I headed off to the beach. Well…sort of. You see, I live in Montana. Not much…

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Juggling Act ~ How to Get What You Need From Others

Juggling Act ~ How to Get What You Need From Others

Hi there! I was thinking about something today that I thought might interest you. In my practice I get a lot of questions about relationship issues. It makes sense. Those of us who have experienced problems handling emotions have learned early on various methods of getting our needs met. Sometimes this works in the short term. It may even work with certain people in our lives for quite a while. But sometimes we may begin to lose friends or feel…

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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

The other day I pulled out of my driveway and onto the main thoroughfare leading downtown in Helena, Montana. It had lightly snowed a few days before and then warmed up considerably, so the streets were slushy and slippery. Luckily, I only have about a three minute commute to my office. A half a block later, I glanced into my rear-view mirror and saw that there was someone right behind me. I mean right behind me. I couldn’t tell how…

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4 (highly researched) New Years Resolutions for 2014

4 (highly researched) New Years Resolutions for 2014

If you are a fan of Facebook, then it may seem to you as if everyone starts out the new year with one or two resolutions. A lot of folks seem to be talking about what they want to do differently starting January 1. But, according to time management firm Franklin Covey, statistics show that most people do not carry out their resolutions. In fact, one third of those who start out strong will have stopped this new activity by…

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