What is DBT?

I specialize in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that blends mindfulness meditation, interpersonal skills, and emotion regulation skills to help you improve your mood, reduce stress, and get along better with others. In DBT, we practice walking the middle path to avoid polarized thinking. This approach was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at University of Washington, and has been rigorously tested and proven effective for many emotional and behavioral problems.

In addition, I tailor DBT to meet the needs of Christian clients, integrating Christian meditations and spiritual practices into your treatment. Learn more about my training in spirituality.

DBT may be a good fit for you if you experience any of the following problems:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Unstable moods
  • Depression, feeling empty, hopeless, or bad about yourself
  • Anxiety that includes difficulty focusing and being present
  • Problems getting along with others or unhealthy relationship patterns

Therapy is never one-size-fits-all, so we will discuss your needs and see if DBT is a good fit for you, or if your needs are best served by another approach. Not every client needs the full DBT treatment, but may benefit from learning some of the DBT skills.

Schedule an appointment with me to see if DBT is right for you!

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