Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT®) is a highly structured therapy for clients who can benefit from a skills-based, structured approach to therapy, which when done in its full capacity includes weekly individual sessions, weekly group sessions, phone coaching with the individual therapist, and weekly consultation meetings attended by the individual therapist as well as other DBT® clinicians. DBT® therapists aim to work with their clients to analyze their behavior, find areas to move towards acceptance and change, and increase the ability to tolerate distress, regulate emotions, effectively interact with others, and improve mindfulness. This is an intense type of therapy where both the client and the therapist enter into an agreement to work together on certain behaviors using a skills-based support system both in and out of session. Although DBT® was originally developed for chronically suicidal clients and people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnoses, it has since been shown to be effective in a much broader population. Clients and families who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other problems with living have also found incorporating DBT® to be familiar and effective.
Life Worth Living, LTD also offers Skills Training individually, where necessary.
Adolescent and Adult DBT® Classes re-open in July- contact us for more details!
**The use of the ® symbol following “DBT” denotes therapists at LWL have completed intensive training through Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech institute and are able to offer all key components of DBT®, granting us to be fit in providing adherent treatment.