Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy that has been specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. The aim of DBT is to help you understand and accept your difficult feelings skillfully while engaging in effective behaviors that lead you towards your life goals.
Individual DBT therapy focuses on client and therapist collaboration to determine what maladaptive behaviors are impeding building the client's life worth living.
Sessions are highly structured and prioritize life threatening behaviors, treatment interfering behaviors, and behaviors that impede a life worth living.
There are 4 modules of DBT Skills Groups; mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Groups run weekly for a 6 month duration.
Group is priced at a reduced fee of $30 per session for ongoing individual clients of Bread and Roses Therapy.
Group fees are $60 per session for clients with providers outside of Bread and Roses Therapy.
Clients are able to call their therapist between sessions to learn how to generalize the skills they are learning in therapy to their everyday lives.
The DBT Consultation team is often referred to as "therapy for the therapist." The team's role is to "help the therapist think clearly about how to conceptualize the patient, the relationship, and behavioral change in DBT theoretical terms, and how to apply the treatment skillfully." (Linehan, 1993, p. 428).