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Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Some people are really sensitive. They find themselves overwhelmed with their emotions often and easily.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that is particularly effective in treating individuals with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has since been adapted to help individuals with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse.

DBT is based on the concept of dialectics, which involves finding a balance between acceptance and change. In DBT, clients learn skills to help them tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase mindfulness. These skills are taught in both individual therapy sessions and skills training groups, allowing clients to practice and apply them in real-life situations.

One of the key components of DBT is its emphasis on validation.


Therapists use validation to help clients feel understood and accepted, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced invalidation in the past. By feeling validated, clients are more open to learning new skills and making positive changes in their lives.

DBT is known for its structured and systematic approach to therapy. Your therapist can help you develop skills in four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills are designed to help you build a life worth living and improve your overall quality of life.

Overall, DBT is a highly effective and compassionate approach to therapy that can help you enhance a meaningful and fulfilling life. It can provide practical skills and strategies you can apply in everyday situations, leading to long-lasting positive changes and improved mental well-being.

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