Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that was designed to help people change self-defeating patterns associated with borderline personality disorders (BPD), 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. At Davenport Creative Arts Therapy, we treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Anxiety & Trauma by infusing aspects of Mindfulness with Art Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to promote growth, reconnection, resilience and self-acceptance.

DBT can help you to regulate intense emotions by learning effective coping skills and produce significant and long-lasting change. Focus will be placed on 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 5-days of intensive in person DBT training. All therapists receive ongoing DBT-informed mentoring from Emily Davenport who has completed 2.5 years of intensive DBT training with Shari Manning, PhD 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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