What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. Originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has subsequently been adapted to treat a wide variety of issues, including eating disorders. The aim of DBT is to improve people’s ability to be mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and then cope more adaptively with emotional and physical distress.
DBT addresses four areas to develop healthy coping skills and reduce the frequency and severity of maladaptive behaviors: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
We offer DBT skills groups and individual DBT skills training. We are pleased to collaborate with other therapists, offering adjunctive DBT skills training to complement and enhance existing treatment.