Is DBT for You?

How do you know if DBT is right for you?

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Repeated suicide threats or attempts.
  • Self-harm behavior such as cutting, burning, and picking.
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, binge eating and purging, sexual promiscuity, and other impulsive behaviors like gambling, gaming, or spending sprees.
  • Hypersensitivity to criticism, rejection, and disapproval, fear of abandonment, and a pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships.
  • Intense and volatile emotional reactivity and difficulty returning to stable mood.
  • Chronic problems with depression, anxiety, and anger.
  • Unstable self-image and sense of emptiness.
  • Detached thinking that ranges from difficulty maintaining attention to episodes of complete disassociation.
  • Feelings of paranoia and victimization.

If you experience one or more of these issues, DBT can help. DBT, or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, is a treatment specifically designed for individuals like you. By focusing on Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotional Regulation – the core tenants of DBT – you will learn the skills you need to decrease emotional suffering and build a sustainable, more fulfilling life.