What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) ?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach individuals how to live in the moment and practice presence, cope with stress in a healthy manner, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. 

It is extremely beneficial for individuals struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

How does DBT work ?

When an individual is undergoing DBT they are thought how to effectively change their behaviour using four main strategies: Core Mindfulness; Distress Tolerance; Interpersonal Effectiveness; Emotion Regulation. 

Is DBT right for you?

DBT is and evidence based treatment effective with individuals who are experiencing:

  • Emotionally Dysregulation

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Trauma 

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Bipolar Disorder (BD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Suicidal and Self Harming Behaviour

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