Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Skills Training
DBT is a treatment that was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. The therapy was designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and has substantial research support as a treatment for people with difficulties regulating their emotions and for those engaging in suicidal behavior or non-suicidal self injury (self harm behavior). It has also been used successfully for a host of other mental health problems (e.g., eating disorders, substance use disorders) with promising research results. The primary objective of DBT is to help people learn to more skillfully manage their emotions in order to lead more effective and satisfying lives. Please note that I do not currently offer comprehensive DBT services. I do however provide individual DBT skills coaching for clients in treatment with me for anxiety-related problems or for clients in ongoing and consistent treatment with another therapist, preferably an intensively trained or certified DBT therapist.