“It’s a great thing to have suffered. Only then can you get sick of it” ~Anthony De Mello
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a structured therapeutic treatment that emphasizes balance between acceptance and change.
The core skills of DBT are zen mindfulness-based, teaching clients how to increase awareness by noticing thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, and then strengthening attention back to the present moment. Over time, this helps clients cultivate the experience of living life from a place of “wise mind,” or centered intuition, instead of reacting to life through behavioral patterns, emotional impulses, and black and white thinking.
Developed in the 1970s, DBT is one of the most successful and effective treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT also helps reduce impulsive behaviors, such as suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissociation, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. DBT teaches skills to control these behaviors by helping clients build a life worth living through tolerating distress, learning how to bear pain skillfully, regulating emotions, and improving relationships with others.
Regardless of what problems you may have and what you are working through in your life, GenPsych Select can help you. With a passionate, dedicated, and caring staff, clients find that despite initial feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, they are supported in starting to build a life worth living one day at a time
In alignment with best practices for your wellness, GenPsych Select offers the option of a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation prior to the start of your therapy to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for optimal benefits. Urine screens are required to monitor treatment efficiency, medication safety and will be requested during initial evaluation and may be required subsequently as clinically indicated. In the end, should you want to end services or no longer require treatment, GenPsych Select providers will offer you psychiatric and psychotherapy referrals you need to ensure your continued care and maintain your renewed wellness.