Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in New York and Florida

DBT for Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a skills-based, comprehensive psychotherapy that helps clients who have overwhelming, intense emotions create a life that feels worth living.

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.

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Explore More Therapy Options at Downtown Behavioral Wellness

At Downtown Behavioral Wellness, we understand that each individual's journey to mental wellness is unique. That's why we offer multiple therapeutic services, each designed to meet different needs and challenges. From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Family Therapy, each service is a step towards profound healing and personal growth.


Our Therapy for Anxiety is just the beginning. We invite you to explore our other services like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy, each offering unique approaches to foster mental health and well-being.


Mindfulness-Based Therapy

While Mindfulness-Based Therapy offers profound benefits, integrating it with other therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or our Stress Management programs can further enhance your path to mental wellness.


Stress Management

Managing stress is a vital part of mental health. Alongside our stress management treatments, we offer therapies like DBT and Anxiety Therapy, each designed to provide comprehensive support and resilience-building strategies