Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy designed to help individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions, and behavioral, mood and personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and substance use disorder. Its goals are to teach patients to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, and regulate emotions which could lead to relapse.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
What is DBT?
How does DBT work?
DBT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which uses different strategies to help you learn healthy coping mechanisms which can be done in individual therapy, group therapy, and even via telepsychiatry, where patients can video chat or call their therapist.
What can I expect to learn from DBT?
Cognitive distortions are inaccurate thoughts that reinforce negative thought patterns or emotions.
How will DBT help heal my addiction?
Many addicts take drugs in an attempt to regulate and self-medicate emotions, sometimes due to undiagnosed mood disorders. DBT helps teach you healthy skills to cope with these intense emotions, and to how to work through triggering moments that in other scenarios would make you want to go back to using.