Dialectical Behavior Therapy

dbt Dialectical Behavior TherapyDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) incorporates both Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, but it also includes some other skills (such as mindfulness) that can be effective with even the most painful and challenging problems.

DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. However, I have found it to be effective with almost every person I have worked with.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches skills that can help anyone with virtually any problem.  The concepts and skills that are a part of this therapy are basically life skills that can benefit anyone. However, DBT is particularly helpful for people who want to stop self-destructive behaviors, cope with very painful emotions, or be more effective in their relationships with others.

DBT is a very comprehensive therapy. Online counseling is a way to begin to learn and use these powerful skills to start “building a life worth living”, as Dr. Linehan says. You can learn more about DBT at www.behavioraltech.com.