DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a number of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, impulsivity, and relationship problems. DBT is different than many other forms of treatment because it emphasizes learning and building concrete skills, coping mechanisms, and tools to manage problems in your life. The goal of the treatment is to help build skills to increase your effectiveness in managing difficult emotions and situations while also learning to identify behaviors that promote stability and health.

DBT skills training can be useful for those who are experiencing emotional distress such as anxiety, depression, or anger, as well as those having difficulty overcoming procrastination, interpersonal isolation, relationship conflict, or effectiveness

Below are the four modules that are addressed in DBT skills training:

Distress Tolerance
Emotion Regulation
Interpersonal Effectiveness

Group DBT Skills Training

At our practice, groups meet weekly in either the daytime or evenings. Group skills training provides an opportunity to learn and practice DBT skills in a collaborative setting. Sessions will consist of the introduction of a new skill or continued reinforcement of a skill previously taught as well as review of homework assignments from the previous meeting. Throughout the session, there will be opportunities to explore and share personal reactions and experiences. The groups will address the four modules of DBT and are structured to allow participants to join at the beginning of a new module.