DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on helping clients build a life worth living. DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan Ph.D. to help those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT emphasizes practical skills training under the following categories:
- Emotion Regulation
- Distress Tolerance
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
DBT is effective at producing significant and long-lasting improvement by decreasing the frequency and severity of destructive behaviors while emphasizing strengths and translating 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 offer DBT protocoled phone coaching, individual skills training and DBT-Informed individual therapy. I am not part of a fully adherent DBT program as I am not currently part of a DBT consultation team nor do I offer skills group at this time.