DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

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This is a video explaining DBT by Dr. Esme Shaller from UCSF’s adolescent DBT program.

Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) clinicians are members of PEP’s intensively trained DBT consultation team. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) helps to develop skills to increase the ability to practice mindfulness and be present in the moment, to identify and regulate emotions, to increase interpersonal effectiveness and interact with others effectively, and to tolerate crisis through distress tolerance. This assists in decreasing misery and suffering, and leads to having a life worth living. DBT therapy is offered in 6 month increments, with a requirement of a 6 month commitment for weekly DBT skills training groups and weekly individual therapy. All of the therapists at Personal Evolution Psychotherapy are members of the intensively trained DBT team, so please pick the therapist that you feel would be the best fit for you.

DBT individual and family therapy and DBT group skills training for adults and adolescents follow Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s protocols, and are a comprehensive and complete DBT program. DBT is specifically tailored to treat those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and people who have severe mood swings or depression, difficulty regulating emotions, low impulse control or an eating disorder, difficulty interacting with loved ones or co-workers, and/or people who have self-injurious or self-harm behaviors.