DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is a specialized type of cognitive behavioral therapy designed to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. The four components of DBT are: a skills training group, individual treatment, DBT phone coaching, and a consultation team.
Is DBT right for me?
DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas:
- Mindfulness: focus on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment
- Distress Tolerance: increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it
- Emotional Regulation: strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships
Click video above to learn more about how DBT works
Safe Harbor has designed a screener that will help you determine if the DBT program would be a good fit for you. If you provide your information in the form at the bottom, one of our DBT coordinators will reach out to you to answer any questions you have about the program and see if it would be able to meet your needs.