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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a compassionate, supportive, validating form of therapy that can help you change the behaviors that create problems for you and assist you in developing new skills so you can get more of what you want and need out of life. It is effective for individuals who experience difficulties with intense emotions and/or impulsive behaviors. DBT has since been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for adults and adolescents who are having difficulties with

  • mood swings, rapidly changing emotions
  • depression
  • thoughts of suicide
  • angry outbursts
  • self-injuring
  • chaotic relationships
  • borderline personality disorder or traits
  • substance abuse
  • trichotillomania

DBT includes:

  • Individual DBT Psychotherapy
  • Group Skills Training
  • Brief Phone Coaching between sessions- to help you use your new skills
  • Your therapist meeting weekly with other DBT therapists

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