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.
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