Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective psychological treatment for people who struggle to manage their intense emotions, stress, relationships, and impulsive behaviors.
DBT combines Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Practice. It is based on a bio-social theory which believes problems develop from the interaction of biological/physiological makeup and environmental factors, which together, create difficulty managing emotions.
DBT was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington as a treatment to help people who had attempted suicide multiple times. Since then, research has demonstrated that DBT is an effective therapy for a range of different problems. DBT works for people who struggle with problems such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), suicidal thoughts or behaviour, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, anger management, depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviours, and relationship problems.
DBT Skills training is made up of four modules: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
DBT can help people:
- Navigate through stressful times
- Help in a crisis and not make the situation worse
- Understand and manage emotions
- Deal with distress
- Ask for what one wants or effectively say no
- How to be in the present moment
We offer online and in-office private therapy.
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