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)

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.

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.

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.

Experienced and trained DBT therapist, former therapist on DBT team at Portland Veteran\'s Administration hospital mental health clinic

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.

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. It teaches skills of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Trained in DBT

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.

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 use components of DBT to teach grounding and coping skills for trauma, anxiety and depression.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

I completed Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Children and Adolescents: Rescuing the Dysregulated Child by Eboni Webb Psy.D, HSP. Helping. DBT provides practical skills in areas of emotional regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and self compassion that have proven useful in working with teens struggling with attachment issues, loss, and trauma.

Because I am especially interested in self-harm, suicidal ideation, and anxiety as presented in pre-teens and teens, DBT is especially relevant for my practice. I have read various DBT manuals and have attended workshops at the Portland DBT institute.

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 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.

A mindfulness based approach to cognitive behavioral therapy.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

DBT focuses on building skills in 4 core areas: Mindfulness (being in the present moment), Emotional Regulation (influencing your emotions rather than only having them influence you), Distress Tolerance (knowing how to take care of yourself when you can\'t change the thing that is bothering you), and Interpersonal Effectiveness (building skills for healthy and supportive relationships with others).

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.

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, suffering from post-traumatic stress or substance abuse related issues, you likely find us utilizing DBT in our sessions. DBT brings us into the present moment, utilizing difference distress tolerance skills to reduce the negative emotions experienced, learning strategies to manage intense emotions while learning to effectively communicate with others.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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