DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that was designed to help people change self-defeating patterns.

It was originally formulated to help people with personality disorders, but research has shown it to be very effective with other issues. DBT is now commonly utilized to decrease anxiety, manage stress, alleviate depression, and improve relationships.

DBT can help you to regulate intense emotions by learning effective coping skills. DBT can be effective at producing significant and long-lasting improvement by decreasing the frequency and severity of destructive behaviors while also emphasizing strengths and translating coping skills into a person’s everyday life. Clients who are well suited for DBT may be asked to use DBT Diary Cards.

We are all DBT-informed providers. All therapists have completed a minimum of 4-days (28 hours) of intensive in person DBT training. All therapists receive ongoing DBT-informed mentoring from Emily Davenport who has completed 2.5 years (180 hours) of intensive DBT training and consultation with Shari Manning, PhD (and other providers) of the Treatment Implementation Collaborative. Emily was part of a DBT consultation team at New York City Children’s Center and helped develop DBT-Informed curriculum into their day treatment program.

*We are not part of an adherent DBT program as we do not provide standardized phone coaching, skills groups nor are we part of an adherent consultation team at this time.

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