What is DBT Therapy?
DBT therapy is an evidence-based treatment that assists those suffering from mental health conditions such as borderline personality disorder, anxiety and depression. It utilizes mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation to help clients overcome issues causing them harm.
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that seeks to identify and alter negative thought patterns while encouraging positive behavioral modifications. Additionally, it teaches clients techniques for dealing with stressful situations while improving their quality of life.
Treatment with psychopharmacology can significantly enhance quality of life and reduce suicidal behaviors. Furthermore, it has the potential to aid with bulimia, binge-eating disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues, anger management and social functioning.
Comprehensive DBT is a comprehensive treatment option that includes individual psychotherapy, group skills training and phone coaching in between sessions. It has become the gold standard in DBT and proven successful for treating various mental health conditions and symptoms.
The DBT therapist and client collaborate to gain an insight into each other’s past experiences, therapeutic goals, and needs. Additionally, the therapist will review the DBT program handbook and create a set of therapeutic targets for the initial few sessions of therapy.
Each session is an individual psychotherapy appointment where the therapist and client discuss any issues that have arisen during the previous week, record them on diary cards, and follow a treatment target hierarchy. Self-injurious or suicidal behaviors take priority over therapy interfering behaviors as well as quality of life concerns.
These sessions equip clients with skills that will enable them to reduce and manage their stressful reactions, enhance self-respect and self-image, enhance quality of life, enhance relationships, and practice problem-solving behaviors.
There are various DBT programs available, and the one best suited to you will depend on your individual situation and needs. DBT can be beneficial to teens, adults, and families alike.
DBT skills groups last six weeks and teach the DBT techniques of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT has become a widely accepted treatment for mental health concerns worldwide; psychiatrists use it to treat people suffering from various emotional and thought disorders like borderline personality disorder.
Suicide prevention therapy has been proven to be an effective alternative to hospitalization for suicidal individuals. It has also been utilized successfully to treat various psychiatric conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, substance abuse issues and obsessive compulsive disorder.
At our clinic, we provide a full range of DBT services such as Individual DBT, Comprehensive DBT and DBT for Adolescents. Furthermore, we provide DBT-informed treatment to clients who do not meet the criteria for our comprehensive program.
Individual DBT is a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment that includes weekly individual therapy sessions and skills groups. It assists clients in addressing emotional and thought disorders like depression, PTSD, and addiction by working closely with the therapist.