Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that combines acceptance and mindfulness strategies with behavior change techniques, helping individuals with emotion regulation difficulties and self-destructive behaviors to build a life worth living.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive and evidence-based psychotherapy that integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness and acceptance strategies. Developed primarily for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has also been effective in treating various mental health issues, including mood disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders. DBT emphasizes the balance between acceptance and change, teaching clients skills to manage distressing emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, regulate impulsive behaviors, and enhance self-esteem. The therapy involves individual and group sessions, where clients learn skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. By empowering individuals to cope effectively with emotional challenges and self-destructive behaviors, DBT helps them create a more stable and fulfilling life.