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Borderline Personality Disorder (DBT) Group

We have an incredible group of therapists who practice from a strength based, Client centered approach. Each therapist has their own unique qualities they bring to helping their clients. To learn more about our therapists¬† check out their Bio’s on the Home Page.

Adult DBT Group

Here are some reasons why therapists use DBT:

  1. Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): DBT was initially designed to treat individuals with BPD, a complex and challenging mental health condition. It has been found to be particularly effective in helping individuals with BPD manage their emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and improve interpersonal relationships.

  2. Emotion Regulation: DBT places a strong emphasis on teaching individuals skills to regulate intense and overwhelming emotions. This is beneficial not only for those with BPD but also for individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.

  3. Interpersonal Effectiveness: DBT includes modules that focus on improving interpersonal skills. This is crucial for individuals who have difficulties in relationships, whether it’s due to BPD or other issues. Learning effective communication and relationship skills can lead to more fulfilling social interactions.

  4. Mindfulness Practices: DBT incorporates mindfulness techniques, helping individuals become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in the present moment. Mindfulness can be beneficial for various mental health conditions, promoting a greater sense of self-awareness and reducing reactivity.

  5. Crisis Management: DBT provides practical skills for managing crises and preventing self-destructive behaviors. This is essential for individuals who engage in impulsive and harmful actions during times of distress.

  6. Adaptability to Various Disorders: While initially developed for BPD, DBT has been adapted for use with other mental health conditions, such as eating disorders, substance use disorders, and mood disorders. Therapists appreciate the flexibility of DBT in addressing a range of issues.

  7. Structured Approach: DBT is a structured and systematic form of therapy. The combination of individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and therapist consultation meetings creates a comprehensive approach that addresses various aspects of an individual’s life.

In summary, therapists use Dialectical Behavior Therapy because it offers a well-rounded approach to addressing emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and other challenges associated with specific mental health conditions. Its effectiveness in improving the quality of life for individuals with these conditions has contributed to its widespread adoption in the mental health field.