Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective form of treatment which can help people manage overwhelming emotions. DBT is considered an evidenced based treatment and is supported by research studies (and meta analysis of research) as a means of strengthening a person’s ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively.
DBT as a modality of treatment consists of Four Primary Areas of Focus:
1- Learned Mindfulness
2- Interpersonal Effectivemess
3- Emotion Regulation
4- Distress Tolerance
As a therapist, I combine DBT often with other forms of treatment modalities to ensure my patient’s have the most current research based coping strategies and can learn how to integrate these tools into daily life events.
If you or a loved one is struggling with intense, uncontrollable emotions, DBT may be a new way to incorporate new skills, when facing old patterns of behaviors.