Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Mindfulness

The practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment.

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Emotional Regulation Skills

How to change emotions that you want to change.

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Distress Tolerance

How to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it.

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Interpersonal Effectiveness

How to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others.

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For Adults

Adult Program (ages 18+):
Offering a comprehensive DBT program for adults.

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For Teens

Adolescent Program (ages 13-17):
We help adolescents feeling overwhelmed by their emotions and struggling to cope with the world around them.

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For Children

Pre Adolescent Program (ages 6-12):
Offering DBT-C, a comprehensive DBT program for children ages 6 through 12.

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