Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Is DBT right for me?
DBT helps individuals who are biologically and environmentally predisposed to emotional vulnerability. Individuals with emotional vulnerability often have high sensitivity and quick reactivity to emotional situations, may react to emotional situations with ineffective or extreme responses, and often require a longer period of time to return back to baseline.
Why is it important to go to a Linehan Board-Certified DBT Led Center?
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.
What to expect from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):
1. 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.
2. Skills Training– Group therapy that focuses on Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.
3. Phone Coaching- Have access to your DBT therapist for assistance in your day-to-day life when you need help applying the skills you’ve learned.
4. Therapist Consultations- Your DBT therapist attends weekly DBT team meetings to ensure they are providing the most effective treatment.