Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a specialized form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that was originally developed for suicidal individuals meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has expanded to treat a more general population of individuals whose behaviors are related to problems in emotion regulation. Extensive scientific research has demonstrated that DBT is a successful treatment for adolescents and adults who experience intense emotions and struggle to cope with them effectively.
DBT helps people to…
- Mood Swings, Up and Down Emotions, & Problems with Anger
- Impulsive, Avoidance, Self-Harming, & Suicidal Behavior
- Interpersonal Chaos, Loneliness, & Fears of Abandonment
- Sense of Emptiness, Inadequacy, & Not Knowing Where You Fit In
- Difficulties Thinking Clearly & Feeling Disconnected
- Mindlessness & Urges to Avoid the Present Moment
- All-or-Nothing Thinking & Difficulties with Change
- Family & Relationship Conflict
- Emotion Regulation Skills
- Distress Tolerance Skills
- Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
- Mindfulness Skills
- Middle Path Skills
Above all, DBT helps people to remove the barriers getting in the way of their goals and helps them to build a life worth living.
My DBT Approach
My DBT program is a comprehensive treatment that includes:
- Individual Therapy (weekly)
- Skills Training (weekly)
- Skills Coaching (as needed)
I am a founding member of the multidisciplinary DBT Consultation Team at Manhattan Mind Health & Wellness (MMHW). Our DBT team is comprised of intensively trained DBT psychotherapists and an expert DBT psychiatrist. Our extensive DBT experience has allowed us to create a program that honors the traditional DBT team with an added level of interdisciplinary consultation.