Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
The word “dialectical” describes the notion that two opposing ideas can be true at the same time. In DBT, there is always more than one way to think about a situation, and all people have something unique and different to offer. A life worth living has both positive and negative aspects (happiness, sadness, anger) and all of these aspects are necessary and valuable. It is sometimes hard to accept ourselves and our actions while simultaneously recognizing the need for change. Dialectics allows for a balance between acceptance and change, both of which are necessary for establishing a fulfilling life.
DBT has proven effective in helping people:
Understand and manage overwhelming emotions
Learn more about themselves and how they think
Reduce emotional instability and impulsive behaviors
Learn more effective ways of coping with stress
Improve relationships and identify effective relationships in their life