Helping clients identify, understand, and change destructive behavior

What is DBT?
Marsha Linehan, PhD. developed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as an intensive outpatient treatment program designed to treat clients with a high risk of suicide, self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, chronic feelings of emptiness, high anxiety, severe depression, complex post-traumatic-stress syndrome, addictions, and eating disorders. DBT is a behavioral approach that requires clients to use behavioral skills on a daily basis. As clients learn new behaviors over time, they have tools to manage intense emotions and cope when destructive urges arise. DBT is beneficial for any person who is struggling with destructive behaviors and relationships that get in the way of building a life worth living.


The 4 elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


The four modules taught in skills training and reinforced in individual sessions