DBT Skills & DBT Treatment

DBT skillsDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skill-building, evidence-based treatment model that can help you learn to solve ordinary life problems, fully experience emotions, control your behaviors, and form stronger interpersonal relationships through education in DBT skills.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed in the 1980s by Marsha Linehan, PhD, as a way to treat the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and help people stop engaging in self-harmful behaviors. DBT, a modification of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), provides treatment through education in the four DBT skills of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation.

In addition to Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT skills have proven to be effective in treating a variety of other psychiatric disorders, including the following:

DBT Treatment

Treatment using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and DBT skills is standard for any type of psychiatric disorder or addiction. When you begin DBT treatment, you will be paired with a DBT therapist who is extensively trained in providing DBT skills groups, individual therapy, and phone coaching. Your DBT therapist will coordinate with everyone involved in your treatment, including your psychiatrist, and will help you keep track of your DBT treatment progress and goals.

There are three components to Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment:

DBT Stages and Targets

Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment is organized into DBT stages and targets that allow you to first address issues that are life-threatening or preventing you from effective treatment before learning new coping techniques based on DBT skills. DBT treatment is organized into the following four stages:

DBT Treatment in West Los Angeles

The DBT Center of Los Angeles is the only treatment center on the Westside of LA that offers a full continuum of comprehensive DBT treatment programs, including residential, day treatment, and outpatient DBT programs, to help you achieve a long-term recovery.

If you or a loved one are struggling with an issue and need Dialectical Behavior Therapy, please call us at (866) 665-8465 to ask questions and receive a free assessment. Or submit the form below.

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