Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) PROVIDES TOOLS THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE BUILD LIVES WORTH LIVING and has shown to decrease suffering across numerous psychological ailments. People report significant improvement in many areas, including esteem, mastery, enjoyment, purpose, relationships, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.

Intensively trained through Behavioral Tech, LLC, Marsha Linehan’s training institute, associates at BHBA provide the most up to date, evidence-based and effective DBT available. Associates strive for adherence to the model, which gives you the best chance of reaching your therapy goals. This model can be adapted for many problems and your therapist will tailor treatments specific to your needs. Treatment may include skills class and individual and phone skills coaching. 

DBT has shown to increase adaptive behaviors, strengthen core values and increase chances of success in pre-teens and adolescents. It can also help to improve relations within families. Associates at BHBA incorporate the model for adolescents and pre-teens and have advanced training with the developers, Alec Miller, Psy.D. and Jill Rathus, Ph.D. After an initial intake, a treatment recommendation is provided based on the clients unique needs. This may include a DBT skills class, an individual DBT therapist and separate parent coaching sessions (see Programs for more information on parent coaching).

BHBA offers DBT-C therapy to children and help to their primary caregivers. Associates at BHBA use behavioral strategies to increase distress tolerance in children with behavioral challenges. Our training in Parent Management Training (PMT) allows us to provide gold standard parent coaching skills for parents to bring out the best in parents and kids alike! 

BHBA offers behavioral goal oriented couples therapy. Associates at BHBA will work to collaboratively set therapy goals and consistently work towards achieving them. Behavioral and DBT skills have shown to increase interpersonal effectiveness, decrease conflict, change maladaptive communication patterns and foster emotional intimacy. Associates at BHBA incorporate the work of Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D. and Perry Hoffman, Ph.D. when treating families and couples. See this website for more information.