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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is for people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors. This treatment works to improve one’s quality of life through unique individual therapy and group work.

RedLeaf50px.gif What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a therapeutic treatment that consists of weekly individual therapy, skills training group work, and phone consultation. It can help a variety of people who are going through challenging times in their lives by:

  • Improving your quality of life by learning and applying strategies that increase your ability to stay in control of your emotions.
  • Teaching you how to handle and manage disappointment and frustration.
  • Helping you learn how to interact with people in a way that helps you create and maintain healthy relationships.

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This therapy is designed to assist people who have regular suicidal or self-harming behaviors or thoughts that seriously interfere with their ability to manage life’s stress without becoming overwhelmed.

 If you’re struggling with suicidal or self-harming thoughts or behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy may be right for you.

RedLeaf50px.gif What is DBT therapy like?

Individual DBT therapy is more structured than other types of therapy. It is specifically designed to help people identify behaviors that have been problematic and develop strategies and new skills to better handle life. Home assignments are often given, as well.

RedLeaf50px.gif What is a skills training group?

 Part of DBT is attending a weekly two-hour skills class that covers interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, core mindfulness, and emotional regulation. These modules help to tech concrete skills that can be used to handle emotions better, deal more effectively with people, and learn to cope with difficult situations.

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Participants in DBT will be encouraged to contact their therapists by phone between sessions for coaching on how to best use their newly acquired DBT skills in handling problems as they come up. Agreements will be made between each therapist and client as to the frequency and length of calls.

 

 


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