What is DBT?
DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. The idea behind DBT is to teach clients how to regulate emotions, manage stress, and create healthy relationships with others. Unique to DBT is the idea of incorporating two opposite strategies, acceptance and change. DBT works to increase four main skills:
- Mindfulness: the practice of being fully present and aware
- Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate distressful situations, not force change or avoid
- Interpersonal Effectiveness:
- Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions
DBT is used for many issues including:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Chronically suicidal individuals
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Eating Disorders
- Mood Disorders
Also, learn more about our DBT Skills Groups we hold virtually and in-office (when safe to resume) here!