DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)
Are you looking for a more structured, skills-based appraoch to therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (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: how to manage intense emotions
- Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate extremely painful situations
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to have healthy relationships
- Mindfulness: how to 'live' in the present moment
DBT is effective at producing significant and long-lasting improvement by decreasing the frequency and severity of destructive behaviors, increasing motivation, emphasizing strengths, and translating skills learned into a person’s everyday life. Having been intensively trained in DBT for over two-years, I'm honored to be able to provide DBT-informed care to help clients build a life worth living.
I offer individual DBT Skills training and incorporate DBT philosophies, attitudes and protocols in treatment. DBT clients may use DBT Diary Cards to track intensity of emotions, behaviors and skills learned. I also offer DBT protocol phone coaching.
*Disclosure: I am not part of a fully adherent DBT program as I don't offer a DBT skills groups. While I have been part of a DBT consultation team in the past, I am not currently part of a DBT consultation team at this time.