DBT, which is a type of CBT, was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD to treat suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It has since evolved into a holistic, effective treatment for adults as well as children and adolescents with a wide range of psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT teaches individuals the necessary skills for how to remain present, tolerate distress, replace harmful behaviors, understand and manage emotions, and improve relationships and communication.
DBT is structured around the comprehension and acceptance of the constant change in a person’s emotional spectrum. Clients recognize the need to change their own emotional management in order to process the complex and extreme web of emotions they may experience throughout many of life’s situations.
If you feel that your array of emotions has been an overwhelming crisis and therapy has been unsuccessful in the past, Downtown Behavioral Wellness’s DBT-informed treatment can help teach you healthier ways to cope. Emotional well-being doesn’t have to be out of reach.