Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that aims to help individuals learn to regulate emotions and impulsive or self-destructive behaviors in order to build a “life worth living.” It emphasizes the teaching and practice of specific skill sets in order to move toward a dialectical synthesis of acceptance and change.

Comprehensive DBT

Comprehensive, outpatient DBT programs include:

  • Weekly individual counseling
  • Weekly skills training, usually in a group
  • Skills consultation between session
  • A consultation team for therapists

Skills training is structured and modularized, and includes:

  • Mindfulness skills
  • Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

DBT Informed Services

While we do not provide comprehensive DBT, our approach to working with difficult emotions and behaviors is often DBT informed.

This means that while we do not offer structured DBT, we often incorporate DBT skills and strategies into the individual counseling session when this would be beneficial.

For comprehensive DBT services, we recommend: