Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based treatment that can help you better regulate your emotions, increase your distress tolerance, be more mindful, have more successful interpersonal relationships and be more thoughtful about your thoughts, feelings, and environment. DBT is frequently used to treat not only Borderline Personality Disorder, but substance abuse, depression, anxiety and eating disorders as well.
Local Experts in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a therapy modality that focuses on increasing your internal ability to tolerate distress and improve relationships that are affected by negative thoughts and feelings.
DBT offers useful tools for emotional awareness, tolerating distress, and regulating emotions. You may benefit from learning DBT techniques if you are finding yourself quickly overcome with intense anger, anxiety, fear, frustration, or sadness. Through practice, learn what you really need in those moments and how to approach conflicts and concerns more constructively.
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy
DBT is a relationally structured way to help navigate the waters of heavy and overwhelming emotions. The four main constructs within DBT are: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
DBT combines the power of mindfulness with evidence-supported techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have specific training in DBT and find that it is useful for working with anxiety and life transition/changes.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Trained in 2015.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
I find that clients enjoy DBT work because it provides them with take-away coping skills and tools they can try in their daily life. I focus on the domains of interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, mindfulness, dialects (seeing the 'grey' area in our thinking/life situations), and distress tolerance skills.
DBT looks at specific behaviors and how you would like to change them. It utilizes mindfulness, acceptance, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance skills to establish new patterns and healthier behaviors.
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
As you may or may not already know, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers some of the world’s best coping skills all in one place. The group therapy format is divided into modules for Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness – with Mindfulness integrated throughout.
I received intensive training in DBT including training in the DBT programs at Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and University of Connecticut Health. My academic researched focused on adapting DBT interventions in order to enhance cultural sensitivity. I incorporate DBT skills into my work with individuals and, when indicated utilize diary cards and behavior chains.
DBT is an evidence based therapeutic method that helps individuals develop healthy coping skills to manage life's stressors. DBT helps individuals define the life they want to live for and the skills and techniques the person needs to help them achieve their goals.
Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
DBT is an effective approach for substance use disorders and relapse prevention and provides a framework for group settings.
I enjoy using elements of DBT to help people learn how to live more in the moment, accept their current situation, cope better with stress, work with and regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others and themselves.
DBT is a skills-based approach designed to support you in regulating intense and uncomfortable emotions and improve communication skills. DBT can help you to gain awareness of underlying patterns and behaviors that are causing problems and preventing growth. You will learn to recognize your 'wise mind', make healthy decisions and improve your ability to cope and manage emotions successfully.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy
Working with DBT, helps clients focus on: Mindfulness Interpersonal Effectiveness Distress Tolerance Emotional Regulation
Cynthia St Clair
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
I have years of on-the-ground experience leading Intensive Outpatient DBT groups.