Call Us now:


Dialectical-Behavior Therapy

Dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT) was first developed by Marsha Linehan for treating borderline personality disorder.

Research shows that DBT strengthens a person’s ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively.

DBT teaches four critically important skills:

  • Distress tolerance skills to cope better with painful events.
  • Mindfulness skills to overcome negative judgements of yourself and others.
  • Emotion regulation skills to learn to identify emotions and not be overwhelmed by them.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills to express your needs, set limits, and communicate assertively.
NEST members who offer this approach: