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What is DBT?

   I have extensive training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is designed to help reduce your suffering. DBT’s main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. [1] 

DBT Informed Therapy:

    This format is less structured and does not require participation in a DBT skills group. DBT informed therapy can include some or none of the components of formal DBT therapy, but the support and feedback provided comes from a DBT perspective. DBT informed therapy does not require a specific time commitment.

Helpful and Informative Books:

You have two options for individual treatment:

DBT Therapy:

    Formal DBT therapy requires a minimum one year commitment to treatment. This is the amount of time needed to teach all the important skills needed to help you find your life worth living when meeting only once a week.  Participants in DBT therapy will need to also attend a weekly DBT Skills group offered by any DBT therapist. Participants are also required to maintain a diary card, a tool that helps you to track urges and behaviors, as well as intense emotions and functional behaviors. This approach also includes phone coaching which allows you to call for support when feeling an urge to engage in a maladaptive behavior in order to get help to use skills instead. This structure is research based and highly effective.

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DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

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DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance

Sources: 

1: The Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech. What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)?. Published 2017.

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