Individual DBT skills training

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Developing a life worth living means you're not just surviving; rather, you have good reasons for living. 
-Kiera Van Gelder

DBT is a skills-based therapy that is generally offered in a group setting.  For those that prefer to not engage in group therapy or do not require this intensive outpatient level of care, but would still benefit from DBT skills, I provide 1:1 individual DBT skills coaching.  This therapy includes skills teaching, diary card, homework assignments and can meet 1-3 times per week. I can also be available to those looking to reduce their level of care from group to individual DBT.  

DBT has four different modules that assist those struggling with BPD.  The modules are as follows:

  • Mindfulness

    • Mindfulness skills help us recognize intense emotions, judgments, urges, and bodily sensations that arise.  This recognition allows us to become more effectively responsive rather than emotionally reactive.  ​

  • Distress Tolerance

    • Distress tolerance skills assist in not making a challenging situation worse.  This also helps us reduce our emotional intensity in the moment.

  • Emotion Regulation

    • Emotion regulation skills allow us to build consistency, routine, and expectation into our lives.  These skills assist us in reduce our overall emotional vulnerability.​

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

    • IE skills assist us in address conflict, maintaining relationships, and identifying our own identity and values. ​

If these skills sound helpful to you, contact me today for a free consultation.