What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy created by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. as a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT is now used to treat several mental health disorders including Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

DBT is a skills-based therapy that will teach you to be mindful of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. DBT will equip you with tools to stay grounded to the present and to tolerate difficult emotions. Learning DBT skills will teach you how to act effectively and in ways that are in line with your goals and values. 

Four Modules of DBT

DBT will teach you skills in...

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Mindfulness

Heightening our awareness to the present moment, so we can be grounded to our life, values, and goals.

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Emotion Regulation

Increasing our emotional awareness so we can learn how to deal with difficult or negative emotions, and decrease the intensity of those emotions. 

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Distress Tolerance

Noting the areas that are triggers or that cause distress, so we can learn to tolerate that distress, and act in an effective way.

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Interpersonal Effectiveness

Learning to be effective in relationships not only with others but also ourselves.

What does DBT consist of?

Individual Thearpy

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Group Therapy

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Is DBT right for me?

If you are experiencing intense and rapidly changing emotions, have chaotic relationships and engage in impulsive behaviors including self harm behaviors, suicidal behaviors, eating disorder behaviors, and/or substance use, DBT is the program for you.