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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive and evidenced-based treatment for individuals who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors.

DBT aims to replace problem behaviors with skillful behaviors.

DBT helps us Cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships.

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Mindfulness

  • Intentionally living with the awareness of the present moment.

  • Observing, Describing, and Participating in the moment.

  • Without judgment of the moment or ourselves.

  • Without attachment to the moment.

Emotion Regulation

  • Understanding and Naming your own emotions

  • Decreasing the Frequency of Unwanted Emotions

  • Decreasing Emotional Vulnerability

  • Decreasing Emotional Suffering

Distress Tolerance

  • Surviving Crisis Situations without making them worse

  • Accepting Reality by replacing suffering and being "stuck" with ordinary pain and the possibility of moving forward

  • Becoming Free of having to satisfy the demands of your own desires, urges, and intense emotions

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Being skillful in getting what you want and need from others

  • Building relationships and ending destructive ones

  • Walking the "Middle Path"

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