Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that can be helpful in working with a wide array of presenting concerns. DBT can help provide skills to decrease stress, improve relationships, or change behaviors that might align with your therapy goals. One basic tenet of DBT is “acceptance and change,” which helps us to be gentle with where we are currently while striving towards growth. 


In working within a DBT approach, your therapist will provide you with skills in areas such as mindfulness (being within the present moment), distress tolerance (increasing our ability to sit through difficult situations or emotions), interpersonal effectiveness (improving our skills within relationships), and emotion regulation (increasing our ability to understand and cope with our emotions). DBT is an evidence-based approach, meaning that research has demonstrated its effectiveness in treating various presenting concerns.

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Anna Beilman, APC, NCC

Jennifer Haire, LMSW