Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a proven intervention for treating co-occurring disorders that draws on elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness meditation. Using DBT, clients learn how to regulate their emotions to reduce self-destructive behaviors that derive from intense or extreme emotions. A proven and effective treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues, DBT can be easily customized to an individual treatment plan.
DBT focuses on the development of four key skills:
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
- Mindfulness (living in the moment and fully experiencing emotions)
- Interpersonal effectiveness