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.