Explore treatment with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
If you answered yes to any part of that question, treatment with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) might be helpful for you.
DBT is a highly-structured form of behavioral therapy that was designed to provide the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control destructive behaviors and improve interpersonal relations. “Dialectical” refers to the integration of opposites, in this case finding balance between acceptance and change. DBT helps you accept distress in your life and make positive behavioral changes so that you may feel at peace with your reality.
At Silver Hill, you will receive treatment from intensively DBT-trained specialists, all of whom participate in a weekly consultation team. Through DBT skills training groups and coaching, you will learn how to better regulate your emotions and to replace dysfunctional coping strategies with more adaptive behaviors.
DBT was originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorder who were chronically suicidal. But research has shown it is also effective in the treatment of other mental health problems, such as anxiety, eating disorders and behaviors that threaten individual safety, relationships or emotional well-being.
The disorders we treat at the Centers include:
DBT is based on five core modules. All five are integral to treatment in our Centers for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Mindfulness, the foundation of DBT, teaches people to observe thoughts and feelings in the moment and realize there’s a choice in how to respond.
Emotion Regulation is learning to more effectively control one’s emotions and become less reactive to people and situations.
Interpersonal Effectiveness teaches how to maintain relationships, while meeting personal needs and preserving self-respect.
Distress Tolerance is an “acceptance strategy” for tolerating intense emotions without engaging in problematic behaviors.
Middle Path is a skill for effectively managing extreme behavior to achieve greater balance in life.
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