DBT is designed for persons struggling with one or more of the following:
· extremely intense emotions (i.e. anger, depression, fear)
· feelings of shame or emptiness
· impulsive and risky behaviors
· unstable relationships or frequent loss of relationships
· suicidal ideation or attempts
· self-injury behavior
· assaults on other people
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is an intensive outpatient therapy for people who are struggling to manage their emotions, stress, relationships, and impulsive behaviors (i.e.: self-injury, suicide, drug/alcohol use, eating disorders). DBT is a combination of cognitive-behavioral-therapy and mindfulness practice, and has shown to be effective in helping adolescents and adults with these difficulties.
DBT therapists take a compassionate view, accepting you for who you are while helping you change and work toward your goals. The main goal of DBT is to help you build a life worth living.
DBT Teaches you to:
DBT in a nutshell:
Through a combination of individual counseling and skills group training, people learn new ways to get through painful feelings and tolerate pain when they need to, without doing things to make their situation worse.
Individual Therapy Weekly:
Each client meets weekly with his or her therapist, an experienced clinician intensively trained in DBT therapy to work on:
Skills Class Weekly:
Mindfulness Skills, to build awareness of what is happening inside you and in the world around you. Distress Tolerance Skills to get yourself through difficult situations. Emotion Regulation Skills, for recognizing and managing your emotions. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, for communicating with others what you want, while keeping your relationships and your self-respect.
Space in groups is often limited. Your individual DBT therapist will inform you when space becomes available.
Sessions available as needed to for parents and teens to work together on making positive changes.
Phone calls with the individual therapist for help applying skills into real-life situations while they are happening.