Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a cognitive behavioral therapy that can help you manage your emotions so you can remain in control during triggering events. We work with you to teach you strategies to be more present in the moment and reduce overwhelming feelings that can trigger an outburst.
This can help you gain control over your emotions and allows you to build stronger relationships with your loved ones.
DBT was initially created to support the needs of people living with Borderline Personality Disorder. Since then, it has been used to treat people with addiction, eating disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and more.
At Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center, we use this therapy to help support the needs of our patients who are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. Because it is effective at helping patients manage a wide range of conditions, it can be especially beneficial for patients with a dual diagnosis.
There is a wide range of benefits to DBT. It is a popular choice among therapists because it is safe, effective, and can help with many conditions.
Studies have shown that DBT is an effective self-regulation tool and can help patients reduce or even eliminate symptoms of many conditions. It has also been shown to reduce self-harming behaviors or behaviors that may harm others. That is why it is becoming increasingly popular and widely used. It can be used alone or as part of a comprehensive mental health treatment program.
Like other types of cognitive behavioral therapies, DBT is designed to help you build better personal coping mechanisms that are needed to live a better life. It can help you identify your emotions as you are feeling them so you can make better decisions about how you act on your emotions. Continue reading to learn more about how the treatment works.
You will work closely with your therapist to identify the emotions you are or were feeling, especially during times when you engaged in harmful behavior. Harmful behavior may include self-harm, an angry outburst, violent behavior, or drug and alcohol use.
We can help you identify triggering events that have led to negative behavior in the past and work to improve your reactions to these events.
Sometimes, the best way to reduce negative behaviors is to avoid certain situations entirely. This may include relationships, places, or even items that have triggered unhealthy behavior in the past.
We will help you build coping strategies and mechanisms that help you to take a step back and think before acting. These strategies will help you build stronger impulse control.
When you have the confidence in your ability to cope with stressful situations in a productive and beneficial way, it is easier to act on those positive feelings. We work closely with you to build your self-esteem and self-image, giving you the confidence you need to succeed.
We work with all major insurance companies to help you get the care you need to manage your mental health. Many insurance plans offer full or partial coverage for DBT. If you have any questions about your plan or insurance, feel free to reach out, and we will help you in any way that we can.
At Southern California Sunrise Mental Health, our passion is your recovery. Our team is made up of caring and compassionate individuals who take pride in their work. We take a comprehensive approach to mental health and addiction recovery, using a wide range of innovative and researched-backed treatments to help you get more out of life.
If you are struggling with addiction or mental health conditions, don’t wait to reach out. Give us a call today to determine if dialectical behavior therapy in California can help you live a healthier life. We are always here to answer any questions, and all calls are confidential for your peace of mind.