Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a scientifically researched, evidence-based therapeutic treatment for individuals struggling with inner conflict, stormy relationships, impulsive and intentional self-harming acts, chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder (BPD).
DBT helps people with these problems regain control of their lives. Our intensively-trained licensed professional therapists are ready to help those who suffer with childhood trauma, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, addictions, and relationship issues and those who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Get the help you need to live a happy, healthier life!
DBT is comprised of four modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These modules are designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
Our Treatment Program
SKILLS TRAINING GROUP
THERAPIST CONSULTATION GROUP
The Lilac Center's DBT Program includes the following:
Weekly individual therapy is an essential component of DBT, and assists people in further developing new behaviors consistent with skills taught in DBT skills training group. Individual therapy combines validation and problem-solving strategies to help clients inhibit maladaptive, mood-dependent behaviors and increase deliberate and more effective responses to situations.
Skills Training Group
Skills training groups meet once a week for 1.5 hours. These groups combine lecture, discussion, and weekly exercises to learn:
1. Core mindfulness/awareness
2. Distress tolerance
3. Emotion regulation
4. Interpersonal effectiveness
5. Self-management & relapse prevention
DBT therapists are available to clients between sessions for coaching and for crisis intervention. Coaching calls are not intended as phone therapy sessions or as a suicide hotline, but to assist clients in utilizing DBT skills to change behavior.
Therapist Consultation Group
Consultation is specifically for clinicians. It provides an opportunity for DBT providers to gain support from one another, discuss client and group progress, coordinate care and create solutions for clients’ challenges.
This compassionate and validating program adheres to the full DBT model that has been proven to achieve the best results for our clients.
SOON you will:
Develop a renewed sense of self
Reduce emotional suffering and build positive experiences
Achieve acceptance of the highs and lows of life, without impulsive reactions
Improve relationship skills, including assertiveness and self-respect
Gain situational and self-acceptance
Navigate tough situations with proactive steps forward
Understand and appreciate the value of mindful living