Crystal LaBass, Psy.D., LMHCA -
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)     

For those facing issues related to the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I understand how painful these difficulties are. I also value the strengths that are common to those facing these difficulties. I am experienced with approaches that research has found to be most effective for BPD related issues, such as DBT.

DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP. Research studies have found this approach to be particularly effective for people who have difficulty soothing themselves when upset, regulating their emotions, and dealing skillfully with interpersonal relationships. This approach offers a wide range of proven tools and skills in a manner that is respectful of each individual’s pain and difficulties. 

Through this approach, people learn mindfulness practices, new interpersonal skills, conflict management, emotion regulation, and skills for tolerating distress. While DBT is commonly associated with BPD, I have found the practical skills taught in DBT to be helpful for addressing many difficulties with a wide range of individuals seeking therapy. Please feel free to ask me more about this approach.  

The link below is to a NY Times article about Dr. Linehan, the creator of DBT. 

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