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group of people at dialectical behavior therapyAt Archstone Behavioral Health, we use a combination of holistic and evidence-based programs to help our clients to turn the page and gain control over their futures and health. Dialectical behavior therapy is one of those opportunities. It is a type of talk therapy that can help you to work through your challenges and find a better way forward. Our treatment team is here to help you overcome your addiction or mental health needs with confidence in a beautiful, welcoming location.

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

This type of therapy is one of the more common therapies you’ll see discussed. It is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy used to treat many needs. Our staff will work with you to determine if this is the right type of treatment for your individual needs. We offer it as a component to a range of treatments we offer, including:

How Does This Therapy Work?

Dialectical behavior therapy can be one of the most successful types of treatment for many people. It helps you to learn how to manage your emotions. In doing so, it may help to improve your relationships and manage your emotions more effectively. You’ll learn to do this using four types of behavioral skills.

Mindfulness: Here, you’ll learn how to be mindful of your feelings and thoughts. You learn how to recognize your bodily sensations. By recognizing them, you are more in control of the way you think and react to what’s happening around you. You’ll realize what you are thinking, why, and how to overcome these challenges.

Distress Tolerance: The key here is to learn how to recognize the reality of the situation. When we try to avoid this, it leads to suffering. However, you can learn to accept even painful previous events and find yourself overcoming the emotional connection they have.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: In this component, you will learn how to be more objective in some situations. You’ll gain strategies on how to manage the relationships in your life that may be more problematic or that make you feel more vulnerable.

Emotion Regulation: In this component, you will learn how to regulate your emotions using various skills. This allows you to identify and label your emotions. This can help to reduce how vulnerable you are to them and help to decrease your emotional suffering.

What Are the Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

This type of talk therapy helps many people to overcome the challenges they are facing. Each person’s outcome is different. However, most people will find this program can help you to achieve profound improvements in your life. It may help you to:

  • Improve self-respect
  • Learn how to improve behavioral skills to make better decisions
  • Reduce suicidal or harmful behaviors
  • Improve goal setting
  • Learn how to manage extreme mood changes more effectively

Dialectical behavior therapy is often used in the treatment of conditions like anxiety and depression. It can also be effectively used to help in addiction therapy. If you feel as though your life is controlled by your emotions and the way you think and feel, this type of therapy may offer a way around that. It is one component of your overall therapy program here at Archstone Behavioral Health. It may be a foundational component of your long-term success.

You Can Achieve Recovery at Archstone Behavioral Health

As a form of talk therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy is something you will learn when you enroll in our programs. At Archstone Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing you with an exceptional experience – from our amazing beachside location to our whole-body approach to healing. Reach out to our dedicated counselors to learn how we can help you. Call 561.631.9478 today.