Our team of therapists pull from a myriad of evidence based treatment modalities to meet the individual needs of our clients. One of the most well known and effective therapy modalities we offer is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). One of the goals of CBT is to replace negative thoughts and actions with productive behaviors that make the individual feel equipped to overcome any difficult moment.
We work with our clients to help them recognize how their thinking influences their emotions and behaviors and to establish personalized effective coping mechanisms. Doing so will ultimately help you identify and effectively manage thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in real-world situations.
DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life worth living. DBT skills include, skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
DBT is a comprehensive treatment, which is focused on treating the symptoms which prevent a person from leading a life worth living. DBT teaches patients valuable skills to decrease life-threatening and self-injurious behaviors, decrease therapy-interfering behaviors, decrease quality of life interfering behaviors and increase coping skills. This is accomplished through teaching teens and adults the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.