Dialectical Behavior Therapy
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?
DBT is a form of behavioral therapy that teaches specific skills to help patients manage emotions, communicate with others, handle stressful experiences and be more mindful of their thoughts, feelings and environment.
Though it was originally designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and self-harming behaviors, DBT is an evidence-based treatment for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and family conflict. While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the relationship between how you feel, think and act, DBT is about learning tools to be more effective in the world around you.
In addition to one on one skills training which includes 45 minute weekly sessions with a DBT specialist, we offer ongoing skills training groups as well as private sessions and workshops.
DBT Skills Training Groups
Adult DBT Group
Our adult skills training group consists of weekly 90 minute sessions. The skills covered include: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
Teen DBT Group
Our teen skills training group consists of weekly 60 minute sessions. Parents are invited to meet with the DBT therapist after the group to review skills and ask questions. Once a month, parents and teens attend a multi-family skills training group. The skills covered include: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and walking the middle path.
Private Skills Training
Private skills training sessions are available for adults, teens and families. These 90 minute sessions are perfect if you are seeking accelerated learning or are unable to attend weekly sessions. We can also set up small group training sessions and weekend workshops upon request.
Please contact our Director of DBT, Anya Shumilina at (212) 410-9651 ext. 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about DBT therapy.