Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was initially developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior.
DBT is based on the principle that individuals who struggle with mental health issues often experience intense and overwhelming emotions that they have difficulty regulating. These emotions can lead to impulsive behavior and poor decision-making, which can contribute to a variety of problems in their lives.
DBT seeks to help individuals develop the skills they need to manage their emotions effectively and improve their overall quality of life. The therapy is typically delivered in a group setting and involves a combination of individual therapy sessions and skills training.