Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT incorporates concepts of dialectical strategies, validation, and acceptance to affect change and improve daily functioning...

It is an evidence-based treatment created by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. DBT focuses on educating clients in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. It has been proven effective in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and ongoing research continues to demonstrate DBT’s applicability to a variety of other disorders.

Diagnostic Evaluation

Assessment for Possible Referral to Concurrent DBT Skills Groups

Access to Telephone Coaching for Crisis Situations

Weekly DBT Diary Cards to Track Emotions, Behaviors, and Skills

Creation of Individualized Treatment Plan

Education on the Core Skill Sets of DBT – Interpersonal Skills, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Mindfulness

Collaborative Treatment with Prescribing Psychiatrist if Indicated

Option for Sessions to Include Family/Friends/Significant Others as Needed