Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Compassionate & Encouraging

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MON – FRI
9AM – 9PM
Closed Weekends

Location

1510 W. Canal Ct., Ste. 2500
Littleton, CO 80120

Evidence Based Proven and Effective Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy helps people cope with stress and  live in the moment. Also to control emotions, not to mention, improve relationships with those around them.

At A New Outlook  Recovery Services, we use DBT to treat people with the following:

  • Depression
  • Substance use disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Binge-eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorders

Our goal in DBT is for our patients to view us as an ally. An ally rather than an adversary in their treatment.

We listen to, accept, and validate our patients’ feelings. While also showing that some of their feelings and behaviors may be maladaptive. As a result we can then offer better alternatives. Consequently they walk away with new skills. New behavioural skills, with the ultimate goal of, and as a result achieving a “life worth living”.

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DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.

Proven

DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.
In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, dialectical strategies help both the therapist and the client get unstuck from extreme positions.

Life Changing

In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, dialectical strategies help both the therapist and the client get unstuck from extreme positions.
Used successfully to treat people experiencing depression, eating disorders , bipolar, PTSD, and substance abuse issues.

Positive Change

Used successfully to treat people experiencing depression, eating disorders , bipolar, PTSD, and substance abuse issues.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy involves 4 components:


DBT was developed in the late 1980’s . A time when doctors added new techniques to cognitive behavioral therapy. In fact, on its own CBT wasn’t working as well as expected in patients. Those with borderline personality disorder.

Today, the therapy is performed through four main strategies:

  • Mindfulness — focusing on the present
  • Distress Tolerance — accepting oneself and his/her current situation.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness — being assertive in a relationship in a way that is positive and healthy.
  • Emotion Regulation — coping with negative emotions as well as reducing emotional vulnerability by creating positive emotional experiences.

In clinical trials, and as a result DBT reduced rates of suicidal gestures, psychiatric hospitalizations, and treatment dropouts compared to usual treatment.

DBT can be offered in the following ways:


  1. One-on-one: Firstly the therapist and patient discuss issues that arise between each session.
  2. Group: In this setting, a group of patients would meet weekly for approximately two hours.  This is where they learn to use specific skills. Skills that are broken down into four skill modules: core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
  3. Therapist Consultation Team: Our entire team of therapists are available to meet with patients on a weekly basis, in addition to supporting the main therapist.
  4. Coaching and Guidance: Helps implement skills into the patient’s daily life in more brief sessions that are limited to focusing on the patient’s skills as well as aptitude.

If you believe that you or a loved one may benefit from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, please contact us today. We are here for your needs.

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