Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that can be used to address multiple mood disorders or behavioral concerns. In this approach, the therapist and client work with acceptance and change-oriented strategies to help you achieve your goals.
Emily Linder & Andrew Linder are both certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and utilize DBT-ST (DBT skills training) in therapy, when appropriate. DBT skills training by itself has been found to be effective in the treatment of, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, anger, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, aggression, and interpersonal problems. DBT skills training focuses on 4 primary areas:
1) Mindfulness - learning how to fully be present in the moment, without judgment
2) Interpersonal Effectiveness - learning how to ask for what you need, say no effectively, and manage interpersonal conflict as well as maintaining relationships and self-respect during these interactions.
3) Emotion Regulation - learning how to understand and name your emotions, change your unwanted emotions, reduce your emotional vulnerability, and manage your extreme emotions.
4) Distress Tolerance - learning how to survive crisis situations without making them worse, as well as how to accept reality as it is in order to reduce suffering when painful facts cannot be changed immediately, if ever.
Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about DBT Skills Training and how it could help you.