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DBT Overview

Developed at the University of Washington by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) combines traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods with mindfulness and acceptance practices to treat emotional and behavioral problems and help clients create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

DBT teaches practical skills for clients to utilize in moments of crisis, difficult interpersonal situations, and problems of everyday living. Typically, clients participating in dialectical behavior therapy feel more in control of their emotions and moods and are less likely to let their emotions control them.

“If you are patient and open-minded, you will see [that] it really works.” - M.A.