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Dr. Kiki Fehling is a licensed psychologist, writer, speaker, and Linehan-board-certified expert therapist in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She specializes in emotional sensitivity and dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, trauma, self-harm, and LGBTQ+ mental health. Coauthor of the book Self-Directed DBT Skills, she regularly writes for Psychology Today and other publications. Kiki provides mental health information to her 50,000+ followers on social media, and regularly shares how DBT skills have helped her cope with her heart attack, endometriosis, and other life stressors. After witnessing the power of DBT skills in her clients' lives, and her own, Kiki is passionate about sharing those skills with as many people as possible.

Reach out to Kiki here with inquiries about interviews, podcasts, webinars, or other collaborations.

Interviews, selected articles, and speaking engagements.

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On this episode, Rescripted Co-Founder Kristyn Hodgdon interviews Kiki about how DBT and DBT concepts/skills can be useful for people suffering from endometriosis and other chronic pain/health issues.

Podcast: "Endometriosis & Mental Health: Why It Matters, and a Therapist’s Top Tips"

From First Period, To Last Period Podcast

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Psychology Today promoted Kiki's article as an "essential read." In the article, Kiki writes about stressors that impact the mental health of bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, fluid, etc) people, as well as things bi+ people can do to cope with those stressors.

Article: "4 Stressors That Impact Bisexual+ Mental Health" Promoted

Psychology Today

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On this episode of Quiet, Not Silent, host Avery interviews Kki about DBT's six "levels" of validation, and how people can use them to validate others and themselves, particularly when struggling with BPD or emotional sensitivity.

Podcast: "Validating Each Other When You Love Someone with BPD"

Quiet, Not Silent: Recovering with BPD Podcast

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In this Instagram Live event, Kiki joined Therahive founders Alicia Smart and Jesse Finkelstein in discussing DBT's mindfulness module and answering audience questions.

Event: "Mindfulness Deep Dive and Q&A"

Instagram Live with Therahive

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On this episode of The Heart Attack Thriver Podcast, host Brian Simpson interviews Kiki about her heart attack at 29 years old and how the DBT skills helped her during the emotional recovery.

Podcast: My heart attack recovery and DBT skills

The Heart Attack Thriver Podcast

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Psychology Today promoted Kiki's article as an "essential read." In the article, Kiki writes about DBT adherence, the difference between DBT and "DBT-informed therapy," and why adherence matters.

Article: "Not All DBT is Created Equal" Promoted

Psychology Today

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In this Instagram Live event, Kiki joined Therahive founders Alicia Smart and Jesse Finkelstein in discussing DBT's distress tolerance module and answering audience questions.

Event: "Distress Tolerance Deep Dive and Q&A"

Instagram Live with Therahive

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On this episode of The BPD Bravery Show, podcast host Fay Green interviews Kiki about how DBT skills helped her cope during heart attack recovery and while living on a sailboat.

Podcast: "Navigating Life After a Heart Attack through DBT Skills"

The BPD Bravery Show

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Emotions Matter, a nonprofit focused on BPD advocacy, invited Kiki and Elliot Weiner to discuss their book and provide information about DBT as a treatment for BPD.

Event: Book Talk with Emotions Matter

Emotions Matter

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On this episode of Therapists in the Wild, hosts Molly St. Dennis and Liza Pincus talk with Kiki about how we can understand the origins of emotion dsyregulation through the biosocial model.

Podcast: "How Emotion Dysregulation Develops"

Therapists in the Wild Podcast

Book Reviews

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YouTuber and mental health advocate SarruhTonin labeled Kiki's book Self-Directed DBT Skills her "new favorite" DBT self-help book in a video reviewing DBT workbooks.

Self-Directed DBT Skills is YouTuber SarruhTonin's "new favorite"

YouTube - @SarruhTonin

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The BPD Bunch, a group of podcasters/creators in functional recovery from BPD, included Self-Directed DBT Skills in their list of recommended resources that "have helped [them] the most."

Self-Directed DBT Skills mentioned by The BPD Bunch

Instagram - @thebpdbunch

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