Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was initially created to treat individuals suffering from a borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used more widely as part of the treatment plan for many people struggling with behavior or emotions that they can’t control, including problems with self-harm, eating disorders and substance abuse. DBT combines Eastern and Western methods and focuses on teaching individuals mindfulness, social effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

Local Experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of behavior therapy that incorporates skills of mindfulness. It is an evidenced-based practice for people struggling with high emotional reactivity and relational problems, and teaches skills of Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a set of skills that are focused on distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills also incorporate a mindfulness component.

Use of Marsha Linehans DBT Skills training and worksheet/handouts. Along with Mindfulness and Buddhist concepts of acceptance/commitment.

Trained in DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a combination of mindfulness plus CBT plus finding balance (dialectics). DBT teaches skills focused on being mindful, understanding and regulating your emotions, tolerating distress more skillfully, and increasing effectiveness in interpersonal interactions/relationships.

10 years experience and training in utilization of DBT therapeutic concepts in individual and group treatment.

I am trained and experienced in traditional DBT therapy, which I have taught to large groups of residents in treatment and also used extensively in individual therapy to work on addictions, emotional reactivity, relationship problems and compulsive behaviors.

My training in DBT throughout my doctoral program has informed much of my clinical work surrounding interpersonal effectiveness, coping with self-destructive tendencies, and radically accepting one\'s self and one\'s situation.

I have been integrating the coping skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into practice with all my clients for many years. DBT skills are excellent life skills and can lead us to a more fulfilling life, no matter what life challenges we face.

I have formal training in DBT and have used it extensively in individual and family therapy. I have also facilitated many DBT skills groups for all ages. I integrate DBT skills training with individual therapy and use tools including workbooks and even apps to help clients fully benefit from this groundbreaking, effective approach.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is both a set of skills and a way of approaching life. We will work on both together and increase your ability to cope with distress and difficult emotions.

I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is an evidence based approach for working with emotional dysregulation. Do you experience “big” emotions? Do your emotions feel bigger than others’? This might be the treatment modality for you.

I have been intensively trained by DBT founder Marsha Linehan's company BTech in DBT. I have been practicing DBT for almost 10 years with great results. I have continued my education by attending multiple DBT workshops and trainings, including one by Marsha Linehan herself!

I have had training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and have engaged in this therapy practice for a number of years. This therapy approach helps people more effectively manage their emotions while enhancing their interpersonal skills. A core principle of this approach is building mindfulness skills.

I have been trained in DBT and integrate this with CBT and Mindfulness therapy. This method is most powerful in a group setting and I cannot offer group in my private practice at this time.

I am intensively trained in DBT and work in a practice that specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. I also train other clinicians in DBT and lead two DBT consultations in the community.

I am very skilled with the DBT approach. I spearheaded the Providence Portland Medical Center DBT Out-Patient Program, running groups and doing individual counseling. I utilize Marsha Linehan's approach, including weekly diary cards. You will learn and practice skills. DBT is an evidence based practice, which means it is quite effective.

I recently completed a year-long internship at the Portland Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Institute. My training includes intensive instruction from several of the most highly regarded international DBT trainers, including approaches to healing substance abuse, eating disorders, and trauma/PTSD.

I am especially familiar with DBT due to my experience in my graduate internship in which we practiced DBT particularly in group settings. This experience helped to develop my skills using DBT and especially inspired my interest in learning more about this theory specifically in regard to mindfulness and emotional regulation.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy provides tools that support emotional regulation. For the past 8 years I have facilitated both group and individual therapy utilizing DBT. I will support your journey towards emotional freedom.

I integrate DBT components with a focus on skills-development in mindfulness and communication into our work. These DBT skills are supportive and effective at addressing issues with emotion regulation.

I was trained to use the DBT program to work with clients with a range of presenting issues, such as borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. In my practice I will use DBT skills and worksheets with clients when useful and appropriate.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be very effective at helping you manage overwhelming feelings, irritability, depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with chronic suicidal ideation or self-harm behavior, I can help you learn the DBT skills to weather these emotional storms safely.

I have been a DBT therapist for over 15 years. The approach informs all of my work with clients and I integrate skills training into both individual and couples therapy.

I integrate the importance of mindfulness and skills-development into the weekly therapy practice to address issues of emotion regulation. This is not full-fidelity DBT, but rather an integration of DBT components into an interpersonal style. If you are seeking full-fidelity DBT services, please refer to http://www.dbt-lbc.org/ for a directory of DBT therapists.

DBT is an evidence-based practice that teaches people a set of skills to help them handle difficult situations, create stronger relationships, get their needs met effectively, and balance reason and emotion. I have been trained in DBT and utilize it often with people who have difficulty managing their emotions, struggle with interpersonal relationships, or engage in self harm or substance abuse.

DBT is a toolkit of wellness skills. I use DBT to help clients improve their emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills. During my Master's internship in 2013, I trained in DBT and co-facilitated a DBT group.

I received post-graduate training in DBT, led a weekly DBT group for almost two years and use it regularly in individual therapy when appropriate. I appreciate the nonjudgmental mindfulness it encourages and the recognition that we all struggle at times with emotions.

Trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, I offer DBT as a way to integrate mindfulness and awareness into the CBT process. DBT was developed for people struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder, but I find it immensely useful for many other people as well.

DBT nicely expands perspective by providing alternate scenarios through use of dialectics and accompanying skills. Created by Marsha Linehan, this modality offers several coping skills to use in extremely emotional moments. The coping skills fall into the following categories: interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.

I helped to start a DBT program in Columbia County, and worked for several years on this DBT team. I am very familiar with the skills, taught skills training, used diary cards, and continue to use and teach these skills individually. Some clients may benefit more from an DBT team and program rather than a DBT-informed therapist.

I have received an intensive 2 year training in DBT and have led a DBT group. This orientation is incorporated into each session.

I have strong experiential training in DBT skills for the past 3 years, in a hospital setting. I have successfully worked with individual clients, families and done group therapy with DBT approach. I believe that DBT renders skills to people to manage their emotions, increase interpersonal effectiveness and tolerate distress more effectively.

I have been trained and supervised by programs specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Within sessions, we discuss mindfulness and skill building to identify and understand emotions and difficult interactions. It is my belief that by actively applying DBT strategies, individuals become empowered, and thus more able to create an atmosphere promoting the achievement of personal goals.

Through work with teenagers and young adults suffering from Bipolar Disorder and various disordered personalities, I have taken an interest in ongoing education regarding DBT. Working with clients who frequently struggle with suicidal ideation and self-harm, I have found DBT to be an excellent approach for reaching clients and teaching them ways to communicate their needs without sacrificing self.

I have been learning , teaching, and applying DBT strategies for nearly a decade. I facilitate DBT skills groups at the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland. DBT is particularly effective in treating personality disorders, addiction, self-harm, and mood dysregulation.

While we do not offer full-fidelity DBT through the THRIVE clinic, all of our providers are comprehensively trained and concurrently practicing in DBT with our sister clinic, the nationally-renowned Portland DBT institute. This means that intervention offered at THRIVE are augmented by a deep toolbox of DBT skills and are guided by dialectical thinking.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach that recognizes there are multiple tensions—between thoughts, feelings, external environment—vying for control of a person's life. Resolving these tensions to choose healthy behaviours (or avoid unhealthy ones) requires developing skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation.

I have worked in community mental health settings as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) for over 6 years, where DBT has been a main therapeutic approach in assisting clients. DBT was taught and utilized extensively during my time treating individuals diagnosed with BPD.

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