Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT helps clients by providing names to coping skills used in everyday life. The acronyms help to make these skills more accessible during distress. DBT assists clients in identifying what a Life Worth Living looks is for them. Mindfulness is used to bring awareness to one’s internal/external experiences which helps to increase one’s ability to choose how to respond effectively. DBT also helps to increase effective communication, increases one’s ability to tolerate distress, and helps to improve emotion regulation. I work with clients to identify different skills that are effective (causing less harm to themselves) and help them process through their traumas and difficult feelings and experiences while having tools to help them regulate following the end of the session, and when things are hard.