Why Dialectical Therapy?
DBT was initially designed to treat people with suicidal behavior and borderline personality disorder. But it has been adapted for other mental health problems that threaten a person’s safety, relationships, work, and emotional well-being.
The aim of DBT is to help you:
- Understand and accept your difficult feelings
- Learn skills to manage them
- Become able to make positive changes in your life.
DBT is known to be a treatment for those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which for the first time gave this diagnosis treatment proven to work and helped with reducing the stigma of BPD. It is considered the standard of care for those who struggle with suicidality and have BPD. It’s known for treating difficult-to-treat problems and diagnoses, with BPD, not a required diagnosis. It is proven to treat many diagnoses and is often considered when other treatments didn’t work. DBT can give hope of recovery when other treatments have not been effective.
DBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions such as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
DBT is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness. It emphasizes the importance of balancing validation and change, and it helps individuals to understand and accept their emotions while also working towards changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior.
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What is DIALECTICAL Behavıoral Therapy?
DBT is a comprehensive treatment that was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1970s. It is designed to help individuals who struggle with intense emotions, impulsive behavior, and self-destructive thoughts. The goal of DBT is to help individuals understand and accept their emotions while also working towards changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior.
How DIALECTICAL Behavioral Therapy Can Help You?
DBT has been extensively researched and has been found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions such as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders. It is a structured treatment that typically involves weekly individual therapy sessions and group skills training.
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