What is DBT?
DBT is a skills based treatment that looks to resolve symptoms that get in the way of a life worth living.
Who can benefit?
People with undercontrol symptoms can benefit from DBT. Symptoms include:
lack of control in emotional intensity
lack of control in relationships
instability in sense of self
What do you learn?
You learn skills:
Mindfulness: learn how to be in the moment that you are to solve problems effectively.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: you learn how to communicate the way you intend to be heard.
Emotion Regulation: learn to choose emotions by type, intensity, and duration.
Distress Tolerance: learn how to get through situations without making them worse for you or others.
Radical Openness: learn how to escape rigidity and fatalistic thinking & enhance flexibility.
Walking the Middle Path: be able to shape yours' & others' behavior and move away from all or nothing thinking.
How does it work?
Weekly, there are 3 basic components for students, and 1 for clinicians. Click for a description.
Individual Therapy: once weekly, and covers 6 main components
Skills Class: Each module is 6 weeks for Adolescent Classes, & 7 weeks for Adult classes. Classes are 90-120 minutes.
Skills Coaching: 24/7 coaching helps change behavior before unwanted outcomes occur.
Team Consultation: Effective practitioners are intensively trained & required to engage in weekly team meetings.
How do I get started?
Call 770.833.0227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation. You will be invited to attend a skills class on the house, and will get an opportunity to interview the clinicians to find your right fit.