Notice, pause, choose.

Notice, pause, choose.

I am Amanda L. Smith, LCSW—a licensed social worker and DBT therapist in Waco, Texas.

I am the author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner: 365 Days of Healthy Living for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit and The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Planner for Families. You can read more about my work over at Hope for BPD.

Why do I love DBT? It helped change my life for the better and I've seen the skills help so many more.

I'd love to hear from you. Email me anytime at

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