Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for a person struggling with emotion regulation, mood instability, interpersonal relationships and self-worth.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches an individual how to live in the moment instead of focusing on the past or worrying about the future. It helps a person develop healthy ways to cope with life stress from work or home. DBT also provides a person with a new skillset to manage and work through difficult emotions and helps to improve relationships with others.
DBT focuses on providing therapeutic techniques in four key areas.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., is sometimes called “talk therapy.” DBT incorporates a philosophical process called dialectics. Dialectics is based on the concept that everything is composed of opposites and that change occurs when there is a sort of “dialogue” between opposing forces. DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), meaning it's a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition, which refers to thoughts and beliefs, and behavior, or actions, in the development and or treatment process. The process makes three basic assumptions: all things are interconnected, change is constant and inevitable, and opposites can be integrated to form a closer approximation of the truth.
At The Magnolia Institute, our approach to DBT has the following modes for treatment delivery.
As trained and certified DBT therapists, we are able to provide a treatment program that allows you to change; we believe in your ability to grow, to adapt, and to create a life worth living.
How do you know if Dialectical Behavior Therapy is right for you? Let’s talk. At The Magnolia Institute, we will evaluate your symptoms, treatment history, and ultimate therapy goals to see if dialectical behavior therapy is the best approach for you moving forward.
We offer an array of therapy options for individuals, families and couples.+ Learn more about our treatment options