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Mindfulness

DBT Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques with mindfulness practices to help individuals manage intense emotions, develop healthy relationships, and increase their ability to tolerate distress

What is DBT? 

The therapy involves individual and group therapy sessions, as well as phone coaching between sessions. DBT is used to treat a range of mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. The therapy is structured, time-limited, and typically lasts for 6-12 months.

How’s the client experience during DBT Therapy?

While the experience of DBT therapy can vary according to the unique needs and goals of the individual, it typically involves a collaborative and supportive relationship between the therapist and the person seeking treatment. DBT is focused on cultivating skills to manage intense emotions, enhance relationships, and build distress tolerance.

Individual therapy sessions in DBT involve identifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to distress, as well as learning new coping skills to handle challenging emotions and situations. Group therapy sessions offer opportunities to practice these skills with other individuals facing similar challenges, while receiving support and feedback.

 

What does DBT Therapy help with? 

Let's look at what disorders DBT therapy is used for. DBT therapy is a versatile treatment that can be utilized to manage a wide range of mental health conditions such as: 

 

  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder)

  • Substance use disorders

  • Eating disorders (e.g., bulimia, binge eating disorder)

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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