Individual & Group DBT Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Southlake Counseling is the only Linehan Board-Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Led center in the Charlotte-Metro area.

DBT Overview

DBT is a behavioral intervention program designed to treat a wide range of disorders, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral problems. Therapists work to enhance the capability (skills) of their clients as well as to develop the motivation to change.

What To Expect From DBT:

Individual Therapy

Work one-on-one with your DBT therapist to identify and work on your goals and targets and how to apply new skills and strategies.

Skills Training

Group therapy focuses on Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.

Group skills training is an essential part of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) curriculum.

Phone Coaching

You will have access to your DBT therapist for assistance in your day-to-day life when you need help applying the skills you’ve learned.

Therapist Consultations

Your DBT therapist attends weekly DBT team meetings to ensure they are providing the most effective treatment.

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DBT is evidence-based, meaning research shows that when it is done right, it works. Being Linehan Board-Certified Led means that our founder, Kimberly Krueger, ensures that all DBT therapists and programs at Southlake adhere to the model developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan.

You can be confident that Southlake’s DBT programs contain the necessary components and organization to deliver DBT as it was intended and with the most effectiveness.

Note: Southlake Counseling offers several DBT groups for both children (ages 11-18) and their parents and young adults (18+) to teach techniques on how to better regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.

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Manage Challenging Emotions & Improve Relationships

Individuals with emotional vulnerability are highly sensitive and reactive to emotional situations and often require a longer time to return to baseline. DBT helps individuals who are biologically and environmentally predisposed to emotional vulnerability. 

DBT therapists offer strategies, such as mindfulness or distress tolerance, to help clients manage and respond to emotional situations. Effectively managing emotions allows clients to achieve internal balance, improve their relationships with others, and start living a happier, healthier life.

 

    DBT Group Skills Training

    DBT helps individuals develop an awareness of their emotions and respond effectively, learn concrete coping strategies to deal with difficulties, decrease problematic behaviors, communicate clearly, and create positive relationships that foster healthy self-esteem.

    DBT Group Options:

    Adolescent & Parent Groups
    These groups are intended for young adolescents experiencing difficulty regulating emotions, tolerating distress, navigating interpersonal conflict, and mindfully engaging in life as well as impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. At least one caregiver is required to participate weekly with adolescents in a skills training class for the first 6 months.
    Children & Parent Groups
    These groups are intended for young children experiencing difficulty regulating emotions, tolerating distress, navigating interpersonal conflict, and mindfully engaging in life as well as impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. At least one caregiver is required to participate weekly with the children.
    Adult Groups

    These groups are intended for individuals 18 years & up experiencing difficulty regulating emotions, tolerating distress, navigating interpersonal conflict, and mindfully engaging in life as well as impulsive and self-destructive behaviors.

    Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT)
    RO-DBT is tailored for clients who need an irrational or excessive amount of control. RO-DBT focuses on receptivity and openness, flexible control to adapt to changing environmental conditions, and intimacy and social-connectedness to form close, lasting bonds.
    This therapy is most beneficial for clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Paranoia, Chronic Depression and Anxiety, and other areas where they need to learn to let go and be open to change.

    If the client is experiencing difficulty expressing emotions, hyper-detailed or rule-governed behavior, distant style of relating, and high social comparison, they may benefit from an RO-DBT skills training course. At least one caregiver is required to participate weekly with adolescents in a skills training class.

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    Southlake Counseling is DBT- Linehan Board Certified. By adhering to their evidence-based curriculum, we’re able to ensure clients and families that we’re following a model that has been proven to decrease self-harm rates and lower treatment dropout.

    Our Program Adheres to the 4 pillars of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): 

    Individual Therapy

    Our personalized one-on-one sessions are designed to address your unique needs, helping you build coping skills and strategies for a healthier, more balanced life.

    Group Therapy

    Engage in supportive group settings where you can share experiences, gain insights from others, and practice new skills in a collaborative environment.

    Phone Coaching

    Access real-time support through phone coaching to help you apply DBT skills in everyday situations, ensuring you have the guidance you need, when you need it.

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    Consult Team

    Our dedicated team of professionals collaborates regularly to review cases and provide comprehensive support, ensuring the highest quality of care for every client.

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    DBT is a structured, evidence-backed form of therapy that teaches and encourages the practice of coping mechanisms to help clients whose emotions make it difficult to cope with daily situations.

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