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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts positivity by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis, which probes childhood wounds to get at the root causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of CBT that helps to decrease negative thinking, change behavioral patterns and improve your quality of life. DBT focuses on learning and implementing coping skills to effectively modulate thinking and behavior.

Clients who engage in DBT therapy focus on building skills in the following areas:

  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotional Regulation
Healthy Mind and Body

DBT Treatment has been shown to benefit individuals with the following:

  • Mood Swings
  • Impulsivity
  • Anger Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Depression
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Poor Self-Esteem
  • Perfectionism

“One Size Fits All” does not work in psychotherapy.

At Nourish Your Mind, we work with DBT in a way that’s personalized to your specific needs. While some clients thrive in a structured DBT-oriented treatment plan, others do best with merging DBT with other therapeutic techniques.

Therapy is for everyone.