What is DBT?

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is focused on learning and applying skills in these four main areas:

  • Mindfulness: This helps us learn how to be in the present moment and to become more aware of our thoughts and emotions.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: These skills help us to develop healthy relationships with realistic expectations and appropriate boundaries.
  • Emotional Regulation: This provides ways to both handle our emotions and understand why they are happening.
  • Distress Tolerance Skills: These give tools to manage a crisis without making things worse.

If you are struggling with managing your emotions, maintaining relationships, being overwhelmed by your past, or dealing with trauma, DBT could be the answer.

How DBT Can Help You!

Have you struggled with feeling controlled by your emotions or not able to handle when things go wrong in your life? Do you know someone who struggles with maintaining relationships with friends, family, or a significant other? Have you tried therapy and felt that it did not work? If any of these questions resonated with you, just know that it does not have to continue to be this way. There is a specific, evidence-based therapy that has been proven to provide relief for the above mentioned symptoms.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) was first developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has now become the go-to therapy for Borderline, but its usefulness does not end there. Research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.

Research Proven Results

DBT has been proven to help people, especially teenagers, regulate their emotions, become more effective in their relationships, be able to handle hard situations in a healthy manner and to no longer be controlled by their pain.

More information about DBT can be found at:

behavioraltech.org | psychologytoday.com

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