At Shoreline, one of the many treatments we utilize is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which includes a range of strategies. Learning about it and its essential elements helps prospective clients understand what they can expect during treatment.
DBT is a skills-based type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The primary goals of DBT include helping individuals regulate their emotions, have more successful interpersonal relationships, increase their distress tolerance, and be more mindful of their thoughts, feelings, and environment. Though it was originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT is also effective in treating substance abuse as well as a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.