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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

What is DBT


DBT stands for Dialectic Behavioral therapy. DBT was originally created as a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, however many research studies indicate that DBT is effective for Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder and many other mental health concerns.


Who Created DBT


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was developed and created by Marsha Linehan, a current clinical psychologist who was in and out of mental hospitals as a youth and thought about ending her life on numerous occasions.  Determined to create a life worth living, through painstaking trial and error, she discovered skills to help manage her emotions and find stability. She coined the term "radical acceptance", which posed that normal pain+  combined with acceptance equaled a life worth living while normal pain with non-acceptance equaled unbearable pain. 


How does DBT work

There are many aspects of DBT and mental health clinics dedicated to only conducting DBT. Due to the extensive nature of a full DBT program, we at the Clarity Clinic, provide DBT Informed treatment. In a nutshell, this means that we focus on the four core skills of DBT, which include mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation. All of these skills can be useful in many various situations and make DBT one of the most popular mental health treatment available today.



Is DBT right for me?


Due to the individual needs of every person, we recommend reaching out for a free 15 minute consultation to see if DBT is right for you.

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