What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (or DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps participants rediscover a healthy self-image and envision a full, happy future. It can give you the tools to conquer substance dependency, manage withdrawal, and rebuild damaged relationships. This widely successful therapy has helped millions of people reclaim their dignity and passion for life.
“Dialectic” means “the integration of opposites.” As the name suggests, DBT participants learn to travel the two seemingly opposite paths of acceptance and change. CARUS Recovery’s DBT therapists support you in your recovery journey helping you learn to balance emotion and reason.
How Does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Work?
Guests who have successfully completed our detox program also benefit from participation in several other evidence-based therapies. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is one of the most effective and transformative of these programs, especially for patients facing co-occuring disorders..
Substance addictions rob you of your assertiveness and sense of peace, while negative behavior patterns distract you from your goals. As part of our holistic recovery program, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy guides participants to navigate the fine line between self-efficacy and help-seeking.
Our DBT progression addresses these three crucial skills:
- Mindfulness: Cultivating awareness and acceptance of the present
- Distress Tolerance: Learning to accept, rather than change, difficult situations
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: Maintaining self-confidence by identifying what you want from relationships and working to change them
Supportive training groups keep you accountable and focused on the road ahead. One-on-one sessions with your therapist motivate you to keep making progress. At CARUS Recovery, clinical therapists guide you through the DBT process with care and compassion.