Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective treatments for chronic emotion regulation problems. It has been used with both adolescents and adults for the treatment of personality disorders, chronic suicidality, self-injury, substance use, eating disorders, and several other psychological problems.

We are one of the few local sites that offers the full DBT program, which includes individual therapy, skills group training, telephone coaching, case management, and consultation team. Our DBT team has completed the Behavioral Tech Official DBT Intensive Training.

UCEBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is ideal for clients with one or more of these emotional experiences:

  • Painful emotions from which a person feels there is no escape
  • A chronic sense of "feeling nothing"
  • Quickly shifting from one emotion to another
  • Feeling like emotions are overwhelming, confusing, or controlling your life
  • Having problems with anger, anxiety, and depression

In addition, DBT addresses the following difficulties:

  • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships
  • Living with a sense of emptiness or feeling like you are confused about who you are
  • Impulsive behavior, suicide attempts, or self-injury
  • Confused or fearful thinking
  • Coping with distress through self-harm, eating, substance use, risky sexual behaviors, or avoiding everything

Related Resources

More on DBT from Behavioral Tech.