Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an empirically validated psychotherapy, which has been shown to be effective in decreasing self-injurious and self-defeating behaviors.
Some people use self-injurious and self-defeating behavior as a way of managing overwhelming feelings. The goal of DBT is to help people learn more skillful means of managing their feelings and to be better able to anticipate what events will trigger these powerful feelings.
Standard DBT treatment includes a once or twice weekly individual psychotherapy session, a once weekly DBT skills group and telephone coaching. All of our DBT clinicians review their individual and group work in a once weekly consultation team meeting to ensure the integrity of clinical care.
Advanced DBT Skills Group is for those who are proficient in DBT skills and/or have passed the DBT skills test. Eligibility will be determined in a case by case basis. The group will focus on the application of DBT skills to the problems of every day life.