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DBT and CBT in Nashville for Adults and Adolescents. Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders.
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Functional vs. Verbal Validation

The ability to validate is crucial to making and maintaining relationships. Validation expresses to another person that we hear them, they matter, and they aren't crazy. It's a skill that must be taught as, unfortunately, some of us think we are super validators, yet we often stick our foots in our mouths and do just the opposite.