Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
If you have problems regulating your emotions, thinking patterns, and behaviors that lead to misery and distress, it’s time to look at what’s going on. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a method of therapy that teaches principles (e.g., dialectics, validation, non-judgmentalness, mindfulness, etc.) that assist you to:
Enhance motivation and desire to live fully in your life,
Improve overall quality of life and create a life worth living,
Improve emotion management,
Improve interpersonal relating and communicating,
Decrease self-destructive behaviors,
And enhance your ability to get through crisis situations
Eastern meets Western principles
DBT uses both Western and Eastern principles and practices to help people balance acceptance and change, two opposing forces that generally create a rift for people who are struggling. It emphasizes the development of four skill sets; mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.
Who is it for?
DBT skills are useful for everyone. We all have emotions, and learning to accurately recognize them in ourselves and others, process difficult emotions appropriately, and relate effectively with others in the environment are some of our goals.
In regards to suicidal or self-harm behavior, DBT has the strongest research support of any intervention out there. It’s also proven to be effective in treating addictive and eating disorders, those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), as well as depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood and bipolar, and a variety of other symptoms.
We can help you create a life worth living, one present moment at a time.