Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches you the art of being, giving you an optimistic approach to a more enriching life. The intervention was designed specifically to improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

The treatment combines cognitive and behavioral training that incorporates methods from various practices including Eastern mindfulness techniques. DBT includes a combination of group skills training, individual psychotherapy and phone coaching, although there are exceptions. Consumers in DBT are asked to monitor their symptoms and use of learned skills daily, while their progress is tracked throughout therapy.

DBT techniques will teach you to become more clearly aware of the elements that make up life experience, while teaching you to develop the ability to stay with that experience in the present moment.

The key to your success comes from learning and practicing DBT skills.

Your commitment to changing is essential to improving the quality of your life.

In DBT you will learn:

  • How to change your life
  • What you want in life
  • New skills that will improve your quality of life
  • How to practice your new skills repeatedly to be as good as you can be in making changes
  • And the power of how to change your world. The focus of DBT is on helping the client learn and apply skills that will decrease emotion dysregulation and unhealthful attempts to cope with strong emotions.

DBT Tools

DBT Diary Card

DBT Group Rules

DBT Program Contract

DBT Ten Benefits of Diary Cards