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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

DBT, or Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, is used to help individuals live in the present while handling stress and learn to regulate their emotions while improving relations with others. Originally developed as a way of treating Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT can be helpful with a variety of scenarios in which the patient displays self-destructive habits, such as eating disorders, substance abuse, and even PTSD. In theory, treatment centers around accepting that all things are interconnected, that change is inevitable, and that opposites can be integrated to move the patient closer to the truth. In practice, it means learned behavioral skills through a range of activities, potential group learning, and in-the-moment phone coaching with your therapist.

DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)
DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

Phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six mon...

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Sleep Disorders

Changes in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect health....

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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is when a person experiences persistent pain that inhibits the functionality of life. Further investigation of causality is required, and while chronic pain cannot always be treated, indi...

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Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness is characterized by persistent illness, either mental or physical, that inhibits functionality in life. Some are more serious than others, but most cannot be cured and persist to some ...

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Chemical Dependence

Chemical Dependence occurs when an individual persists in the use of drugs or alcohol despite the problems related to their excessive usage. Signs of Chemical Dependence can include an increased toler...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

ADD and ADHD

ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurological disorder where the individual struggles with a range of behavioral problems such as inability to focus, failure to follow instruction, failure to c...

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Attachment Disorders

Those who suffer from Attachment Disorders experience a difficulty to bond that results from deprivation, trauma, and abandonment that occurs from a young age. Those suffering from AD typically demons...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, was formerly Multiple Personality Disorder. Its formation is not an unusual adaptation to trauma, when the individual disassociates with the trauma that is occu...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are characterized by a serious change in mood that cause disruption to life activities. Though many different subtypes are recognized, three major states of mood disorders exist: depres...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is the manifestation of unwanted and intrusive thoughts that take on an obsessive or compulsive nature. This will often look like superstitious behaviors, such a...

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Generalized Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by suffering from a sense of undo worry or concern about a number of different things. Those who suffer from GAD can find themselves incessantly preoccupi...

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Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a fear of places or situations which creates an escalating crescendo of anxiety that is accompanied by a sense of pending doom. Often present with this fear are associative avoidance ha...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where an individual experiences unexpected panic attacks on a regular basis. These attacks cause the individual to fear the onset of a follow-up attack for...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

Bereavement

Also known as Complex Grief, Bereavement is extreme, disabling grief and yearning one feels for a deceased loved one for a prolonged stretch of time. While going through a period of bereavement after ...

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Acute Stress Reactions

Similar to PTSD, Acute Stress Reactions are brought on by an overwhelming traumatic event and produce symptoms of nightmares, flashbacks, triggered memories, increased fear, and being easily startled....

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

PTSD

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is caused by overwhelming trauma that is experienced directly or indirectly and leads to emotional constriction of intrusive symptoms. These symptoms can inclu...

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