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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What Is DBT?

 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, which was initially developed to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts. Evidence suggests that DBT can be effective in treating mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, ADHD symptoms, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD / EUPD), and suicidal ideation. It's useful for changing behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use.

 

DBT is a valuable set of principles & hands on tools to help highly emotionally sensitive individuals feel more in control, work with themseves to gain self-respect & empowerment, to look at and work through resistance, to ultimately "Build a Life Worth Living” - Dr. Linehan (creater of DBT).

 

As DBT is a powerful set of evidence-based tools to help people in crisis (or reoccurring crisis) to develop a better life, it has also been shown to be highly affective with people who want to change behaviour that no longer serves them.

 

 

How Can DBT Help Me?

 

DBT can help you to:

Learn how to cope with

  • Strong & Overwhelming Emotions

  • Fear of Abandonment & Rejection

  • Jealousy

  • Trust Issues

  • Fear of Intimacy

  • Black & White Thinking/Splitting

 

Learn how to stop:

  • Acting Impulsively

  • Spiralling Emotionally

  • Self-Sabotaging

  • Procrastinating

  • Angry Outbursts

  • Letting past trauma take the wheel

 

Learn to:

  • Be present

  • Feel in control

  • Manage distress

  • Regulate emotions

  • Build & Strengthen your resilience

  • Develop a better relationship with yourself

  • Identify & form healthier relationships

 

We provide 1 on 1 DBT focused on you as an individual.

 

DBT takes commitment, from both your therapist and you as a client. Minimum timeframe suggested for DBT is 1 year; to learn, apply and reuse your new set of tools, for a life worth living.

That means this time next year, your life could be dramatically different - what do you imagine it would look like?

 

Get in touch with one of our therapists trained in DBT, and take your next step into a better life, that you create.

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