Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT Skills Training


What is DBT …

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat people with a wide variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other problems in living. Originally developed in the 1980s at the University of Washington to help people with chronic suicidal and self-injurious thinking and urges, this approach is now widely used to create real and lasting changes for clients with many different types of mental and chemical health problems.” - Dr. Lane Pederson, PSYD, LP, DBTC


How Can DBT Help ... 

In DBT we believe that everyone is doing the best they can, with the tools they have. So what if you added new tools to your belt? Does that mean you will do better? Yes!! With the knowledge and skills provided in DBT, you can get through your day knowing you have the tools you need to be successful. Create and follow a routine that keeps your body fueled and ready. Look forward to spending time within meaningful relationships that actually give back as much as you are giving. Accept and apply the values that drive your moral compass. Make decisions in a more thoughtful manner to reduce the chances of anxiety and regret later. Be more present with your family, your friends, and at work or school. Learn to put up with the feelings of unease so you can finally go after your dreams and goals. 


dbt at southview counseling ...

I am extensively trained and experienced in providing DBT skills to groups and individuals, adults and teens 15-65+, an array of genders, individuals with chronic mental illness, and those with ASD. I use these life-skills myself EVERYDAY and I want you to get the same benefit. If you are interested in learning more about individual DBT skills teachings, how to call for a First Step Consult, or how to schedule an appointment