DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

Have you been told that you are "too sensitive" or that you feel things "too much?" As a result, do struggle with intense emotions? If so, you might benefit from a skills-based approach to therapy such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

DBT is an evidence-based form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT emphasizes practical skills training under the following categories: Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness!

DBT is effective at producing significant and long-lasting improvement by decreasing the frequency and severity of destructive behaviors while emphasizing strengths and translating healthy coping skills into a person’s everyday life. Clients who are well suited for DBT may be asked to use DBT Diary Cards to track intensity of emotions, monitor behaviors and increase healthy coping skills. I also offer DBT protocoled phone coaching in between sessions. 

*Disclosure: I am not part of a fully adherent DBT program as I don't offer a DBT skills groups. I am not currently part of a DBT consultation team.

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