Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

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What is DBT?

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

Four Modules of DBT

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Mindfulness

Heightening our awareness to the present moment to help be more grounded to our life, values, and goals.

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Emotion Regulation

Increasing our emotional awareness in order to learn how to deal with difficult emotions, and decrease the intensity of those emotions. 

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Distress Tolerance

Noting the areas that are triggers or might cause distress, and how can we 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.