Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Scottsdale | Phoenix
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based therapy treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is designed to help individuals change their thought patterns and behaviors when they are experiencing extreme feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, hopelessness, and thoughts of self-harm. Although primarily developed for BPD, DBT has elements of Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) that may be helpful in other mental health conditions. The core components of DBT include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The sessions are designed to increased awareness, acceptance, and sense of self. The skills will help group members better identify and manage their emotions, control their impulses, handle difficult situations, improve their ability to interact effectively with others, and help them make positive rather than self-destructive life choices.