Kaitlin utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with clients.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness based treatment that is both compassionate and scientifically valid.

Who might benefit?

 DBT is helpful for people who are struggling with emotions and behaviors that seem out of their control. Many people who come to DBT group are already in individual therapy and are feeling they need more than just individual supportive therapy.

If you struggle with any of the following, learning DBT skills can help:
• difficulty managing or tolerating your emotions
• chaotic interpersonal relationships
• addictive or compulsive behaviors
• self-harm/self-injurious behaviors
• suicidal ideation or repeated suicidal attempts

DBT skills are most often taught in a weekly group therapy setting similar to a class., but can also be taught in individual DBT therapy. Skills are taught in group or session and then meant to be practiced in everyday life. 

The 4 skill modules taught in DBT are:
• Mindfulness
• Emotion Regulation
• Interpersonal Effectiveness
• Distress Tolerance

You can contact me for questions about DBT therapy or DBT group referrals. I am not currently running a DBT group in my practice but I do offer individual DBT therapy.