adjective– an integration of opposing forces, synthesis between opposites
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of behavioral treatment effective for those suffering from a wide range of disorders including substance abuse, suicidal ideation and self harm behaviors, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and eating disorders.
At Mindbody Co-op our Intensively Trained therapist, Victoria Kessinger, provides model-adherent DBT treatment including individual psychotherapy and DBT skills group. Through DBT treatment people are able to replace problematic behaviors, thoughts and emotion patterns through skill development in the following four areas:
- Mindfulness: controlling attention and awareness by being fully present in the moment
- Distress tolerance: developing behavioral and cognitive skills to increase capacity to tolerate distress and pain
- Interpersonal effectiveness: improving quality of relationships, increasing self respect, and improving communication style
- Emotional regulation: increasing positive emotional experiences and reducing negative and problematic emotional experiences.
For more information about DBT, contact us.