What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a skills-based therapy designed to help individuals change unhelpful behaviors. DBT helps individuals to recognize how and why problem behaviors occur, and to replace problem behaviors with more positive ways of coping. Skills learned are geared towards teaching effective ways of dealing with emotions and distress, acting with awareness, and improving relationships and communication with others.
What Coping Skills Will I Learn?
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
- Interpersonal effectiveness
What can DBT be used for?
DBT is an effective way to learn practical tools for managing life stressors that work! If you are someone who struggles with managing your emotions through unhealthy behaviors, DBT will teach you skills that can stop these behaviors. DBT has been used to stop and/or prevent substance use, self-harm, eating disorder behaviors, and emotional eating, among other behaviors.