What IS DBT Anyway?
Think of a Venn diagram: 2 circles evenly intersecting. Two seemingly opposite concepts in a harmonious integration: Light/Dark, Right/Wrong, All/Nothing...that's basically a dialectic. So, I tell folks that Dialectical Behavior Therapy is kind of a Zen mindfulness meets assertiveness training (or CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy).
There are lots of moving pieces to this treatment modality, but I use it in individual sessions with EVERYBODY, and I teach the skills training class a couple times a year. The classes are 2 hours, once a week. The courses are anywhere from 16-week to 4-week, depending on need. So WHY do you want DBT?
Build awareness of your emotional experiences
Build a vocabulary of emotion words to enhance awareness and competency to communicate your emotions
Build a framework for increasing your chances of getting what you want when you ask for something or say no to something/someONE
Build a life worth living and
Increase your capacity to experience joy and calm
For a more thorough and clinical description of DBT skills training, click below.