Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Do you see teens and kids that self-harm, have chronic suicidal thoughts, talk about their emotions being “out of control” or feel like they are “all over the place”?

Do these teens and kids seem impulsive, self-destructive or sometimes have co-occurring substance abuse issues?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.