WHAT IS DBT?
Originally designed as a treatment for people experiencing chronic suicidal thoughts as a symptom of borderline personality, DBT is currently used to treat people who experience an array of chronic or severe mental health issues, including self-harm, eating and food issues, addiction, and posttraumatic stress, as well as borderline personality.
Skills training: Skills training takes place in a group class setting which meets weekly for 1 hour. Group leaders teach Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal skills. Homework practices are assigned weekly to help the patient integrate skills into their daily lives.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy takes place 1-2x’s a week and is focused on identifying behaviors the client wants to increase and decrease. DBT therapists are trained in behavioral analysis to help the client understand behavioral patterns which diminish the client’s capacity to obtain goals. Once understanding has been achieved, the DBT therapist and the client work to develop solutions to break these patterns by incorporating interventions and skills to help make lasting behavioral changes.
Phone Coaching: The purpose of phone coaching is to provide clients with in the moment coaching on how to apply DBT skills in everyday life.
Our classic Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) programs are outpatient weekly programs that include individual weekly psychotherapy, skills training groups/class, and coaching by phone or text. To schedule an appointment or obtain more information about our Classic DBT programs, you may complete the referral form and fax or email it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 707-397-0422.
“DBT therapy provided me a system for dealing with life on life’s terms and helped me with a healthy balance in my reactions to life.”
— CURRENT CLIENT