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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach. This approach is an evidence-based therapy that consists of specific skills that clients learn and put to practice that will increase their quality of life while symptoms decrease.

Dialectical means the synthesis or integration of opposites. The primary dialectic for clients will be acceptance and change. Research into DBT found it was effective for a wide range of disorders where emotion dysregulation plays a key role:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Eating Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Self Injury

DBT consists of the four components of DBT

  1. The DBT trained counselors teach the following skills in the therapy session:
    • Mindfulness skills
    • Distress Tolerance skills
    • Emotional Regulation skills
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness skills
    These skills will enable clients to gain new found tools that will enhance their capabilities.

  2. An Adolescent group including DBT skills training, psychodrama, and other group therapy techniques is offered. Please call the office for details.

We offer DBT for the outpatient population. There is an adolescent group, where a Licensed Counselor teaches DBT skills, but for adults the DBT skills are taught in the individual session. There are other modifications made to fit and flex with the lifestyles and needs of the outpatient population Counseling Resource Center serves.

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