positive therapy

Manage challenging emotions and improve relationships.



  • Improved Emotion Regulation
  • Easier Acceptance of Changes
  • Improved Relationships with Others
  • Increased Mindfulness
  • Enhanced Coping Skills

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

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.

DBT therapists teach clients strategies such as mindfulness or distress tolerance to balance opposite perspectives and help them constructively manage and respond to emotional experiences in their daily lives. Effectively managing emotions allows clients to achieve internal balance, improve their relationships with others, and start living a happier, healthier life.

Southlake Counseling is the only Linehan Board Certified and Led DBT center in the Charlotte-Metro area.

DBT is widely considered the gold standard for treating many mental health issues, and a key component of our counseling programs. Being certified means that we offer all of the necessary components to deliver DBT in the most effective way for our clients. Adherence to the Linehan model is proven to improve patient outcomes.

DBT certified counselors

Southlake is now offering several DBT groups where clients

can work on the skills learned in individual therapy.