What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a research-based empirically-validated treatment modality. The guidelines of the program were established by Marsha Linehan. Originally, the treatment was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has now been demonstrated to reduce symptoms for a variety of other disorders, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, personality disorders, and for those with self-injurious and suicidal behaviors. In addition, DBT has been shown to reduce inpatient hospitalizations and anger, as well as to improve social adjustment. DBT is based on the dialectical principles of acceptance and change and is designed to help clients build a life worth living.