dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that helps change behavioral patterns that can lead to mental health challenges and emotional distress. Its 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. DBT embraces compassion, personal growth, and a focus on individual strengths. Although some skills that target crisis-like symptoms can take more time to master, developing these skills provides clients with a valuable foundation they can take with them throughout their lives. At its core, DBT recognizes that each person is doing the best they can, given their current circumstances and skills. 

DBT offers highly structured skills-building exercises for managing your emotions and behaviors. It is ideal for anyone looking for hands-on tools to help them with their mental health. DBT emphasizes building skills to manage emotions, cope with distress, and improve interpersonal relationships. These skills include mindfulness, which helps individuals stay present and aware of their thoughts and feelings without judgment; distress tolerance, which teaches techniques to tolerate intense emotions without resorting to harmful behaviors; emotion regulation, involves learning steps to take when experiencing intense emotions that feel out of control; and interpersonal effectiveness, which focuses on improving communication and resolving conflicts in relationships.
DBT empowers individuals to take control of their lives, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and build fulfilling relationships. By recognizing and building on their strengths, clients can learn to navigate life's challenges with resilience, compassion, and a sense of self-worth.

Dialectical behavioral therapy is especially helpful to help those who have difficulty managing and regulating their emotions. 

DBT has proven to be effective for treating and managing a wide range of mental health challenges, including: 
Suicidal behavior
Self harm behavior
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Unhealthy coping
Emotional dysregulation

Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT

How DBT Works

What DBT Helps Address

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