Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based psychotherapy which can effectively treat issues such as mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, self-harm and compulsive behaviours.
The goal of DBT is to change underlying negative thought patterns and destructive behaviours into positive outcomes. You can expect to learn the skills to help manage emotional distress, and to set meaningful and realistic goals. Valuing yourself and regularly practicing self-care are integral to the therapy.
The therapist is always an ally with you in the recovery process and will model acceptance, compassion and “tough love.” With continued therapy expect the emergence of a positive self-identity based in acceptance, self-compassion and increased self-worth.
You can expect to learn the following skills in DBT therapy sessions:
- NPresent moment awareness
- NTolerating discomfort in difficult situations
- NCreating and maintaining boundaries
- NRegulating distressful emotions
DBT therapy can help you to feel more grounded and in control of your thoughts and emotions rather than being in “constant crisis.” By learning acceptance and change strategies you can build the life you want.
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