Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

A combination of philosophy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT has been around since the 1980’s. Used on the toughest cases, patients suffering with suicidal ideation and Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha Linehan set out to develop a therapy to rescue this population. Since its beginning, DBT has demonstrated its ability to work with those struggling with Depression, Addiction, PTSD, TBIs, Mood Disorders.

DBT works with clients helping with Radical Acceptance, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness and Change

Standard comprehensive DBT has four parts:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group skills training
  • Phone coaching, if needed for crises between sessions
  • Consultation group for health care providers to discuss patient care
DBT requires each patient to participate daily with assigned homework tracking their emotions, behaviors and skills used. To this point, DBT is an intensive therapy.