Self-acceptance and living in the moment are not a hindrance to the quest for self-improvement. In fact, they are the seeds from which good health, personal growth and achievement will sprout. This is the vital insight behind dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a solution-oriented form of psychological counseling.
Originally created for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy has proven to be a powerful tool in the hands of therapists working with men and women suffering from depression, PTSD, eating disorders and substance abuse problems, among a wide range of mental health conditions.
In DBT sessions, clients work to develop four types of skills:
DBT can be incorporated into individual therapy or group sessions.
As a specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT lifts the barriers that prevent men and women from achieving health, happiness and freedom. Through DBT, those suffering from mental health disorders can learn how to accept who they are as a prologue to profound personal change.
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