Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive and evidence-based treatment that aims to help individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation and self-destructive behaviors. This therapeutic approach emphasizes the integration of acceptance and change strategies, providing individuals with the tools to effectively cope with distressing emotions and develop healthier ways of relating to themselves and others. DBT incorporates techniques such as mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance, all of which are taught in individual and group therapy sessions. By addressing the underlying causes of emotional instability and teaching adaptive coping skills, DBT offers individuals the opportunity to lead more fulfilling and balanced lives.
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
- by Bill Reichle