Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment philosophy that is focused on balance.

‘Dialectical’ means a synthesis between things that are opposite. People seeking therapy often feel ‘stuck’ in certain patterns or ways of thinking. In DBT we use dialectic theory to help you get ‘unstuck,’ achieve new perspectives, and move towards living a fuller life.

The aim of DBT is to teach practical skills for everyday use that will help you manage your problems more skillfully. With a focus on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness many people find an increased ability to cope with life stressors. This is the perfect treatment for those struggling to handle their emotions, feeling triggered by others, and feeling misunderstood. It is also great for those feeling they have drama or conflict surrounding them and need support in how to navigate their way through it.

DBT is offered in both individual and group formats for adolescents and adults. You can expect high-quality DBT treatment delivered with enthusiasm and expertise.

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