In dialectical behavioral therapy, clients and therapists work together to establish unhealthy behaviors and how they can develop healthier ones. Similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT is a solution-focused therapy that works to find ways for clients to begin living happier and healthier lives.
In DBT, we address many of the following types of behaviors and areas:
Life threatening behaviors
Quality of life behaviors
If a loved one has any of these types of behaviors, DBT can be very effective. Research has shown DBT to be successful in reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, addiction, anger, depression and improving social and global functioning.
Many of the following character traits can be treated and managed with DBT: impulsivity, suicidal behaviors/ideations, feelings of emptiness and hopelessness, feelings pertaining to abandonment, unstable interpersonal relationships, Inability to keep up with school or employment, and engaging in dangerous or life-threatening behaviors. With the combination of commitment, motivation, and practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help a loved one become more regulated and self-sufficient.
Treatment at Lifeskills South Florida
If someone you love suffers from a mental health or substance use disorder, then it’s time for them to get help. Lifeskills South Florida is a premier mental health and dual diagnosis facility that treats a variety of mental illnesses. From anxiety disorders to thought disorders, we help people regain control of their lives with evidence-based mental health programs. Some of our programs include: