Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy or DBT is an evidence-based treatment which is grounded in the belief that our reality can be “dialectical” – meaning that our emotions and experiences are valid and also that our behaviours require positive change in order to move forward.
DBT can help with:
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Anger Management Issues
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Substance Dependency
- Disordered Eating
- Behaviour-based addiction
- Interpersonal Conflict
Most people with clearly defined emotional dysregulation and histories of trauma tend to reap the benefits of DBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try DBT.
With DBT, you’ll be able to use practical skills to re-adjust the feelings that directly influence your thoughts and behavior.
Some DBT techniques are:
- Learning practical coping skills
- Exploration of recurring life patterns
- Managing turbulent interpersonal relationships
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Dialectical behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. DBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on exploring unhelpful patterns, challenging perceptions and addressing dysregulated emotions.
If you or someone you know would benefit from DBT, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.