Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT®)

Mindfully is one of the region’s leading DBT® providers.  We provide comprehensive DBT® counseling and DBT® group skills classes.  We even train other clinicians to do DBT®!

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT Therapy)?

DBT® stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Comprehensive (or fully adherent) DBT® is a structured approach to mental health counseling involving weekly individual therapy, weekly skills training group classes, a self-reported diary card or daily journal, a weekly consultation team meeting for DBT® therapists on the team, and the availability of phone coaching.

DBT is often used when traditional forms of therapy don’t work, when the person is suffering from very high distress, or when there have been considerations of suicide or self-harm

The individual and therapist may also agree to apply a “DBT-Informed” approach rather than a fully-adherent approach.  In a DBT-Informed treatment plan, the therapist will adopt some principles and elements of DBT therapy, but not all aspects.

We accept most major insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

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How Is DBT® Therapy Different From Traditional Therapy?

Mindfully’s DBT® has been shown to be effective in helping people who struggle with emotion regulation, difficult relationships, feelings of hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

One of the most common frustrations with therapy is feeling like you gain insight during a session, but it doesn’t translate into behavioral change outside of the session. Our fully-adherent DBT® program is often more effective than traditional therapy approaches because we teach the skills and provide the tools to help people cope with intense emotions, enhance interpersonal relationships, and navigate challenging situations.

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Can DBT® Therapy Help You?

Do you struggle to manage your emotions, tolerate distress, or suffer from difficult relationships?  Let us help you heal.

Unlike many other DBT® providers, Mindfully offers a fully adherent program. This means that when you participate in our complete DBT® plan, you will benefit from all the aspects of DBT® that make it effective: individual therapy, skills training, a therapist consultation team, and phone coaching with your therapist outside of sessions to help you practice your skills.

You and your Mindfully therapist may also choose to apply a DBT®-informed treatment approach.  This treatment may be less structured than the fully adherent DBT® program, but will still leverage key elements of DBT® principles.

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Who Can Benefit from DBT® Therapy?

DBT® can help adults and teens. 

Our fully-adherent approach teaches adults and teens practical skills such as distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  

Additionally, the modular framework of our counseling enables our therapists to address a range of issues while still providing clear structure.  As a result, we are able to address the diverse needs of adults and teenagers as they navigate the complexities of life. 

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What is Fully-Adherent DBT® vs Informed DBT®?

Mindfully offers two kinds of DBT® therapy:  fully-adherent DBT® (also known as comprehensive DBT®) and informed DBT®. 

Our fully-adherent Adult DBT® Program helps you learn skills and apply them to your daily life.  This comprehensive approach incorporates:

  • Weekly individual therapy occurs with a highly-trained clinician.
  • Participating in weekly Adult Skills Training Classes, where you will learn a host of skills.
  • Keeping track of a diary card to record your moods and behaviors.
  • Access to phone coaching with your therapist.  This is a component of the comprehensive program, where you have the opportunity to contact your therapist to practice and apply your skills outside of counseling.

The informed DBT® applies elements of fully-informed DBT®, but not all of it.  Your therapist would work with you to determine the best combination of treatments to help you get what you need.

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Resources and Online Forms for DBT® Therapy

Find your key forms for your DBT counseling sessions here.

What To Expect in DBT® Therapy

Our expert DBT® therapists will create a highly personalized treatment plan to reduce negative behaviors and increase the use of constructive behaviors.

The comprehensive DBT® protocol consists of:

  • weekly individual therapy
  • weekly skills training class
  • self-reported diary card completed by the client
  • weekly consultation team meeting for DBT® therapists on the team
  • phone coaching

DBT® is a structured regimen, so it’s not for everyone. Mindfully therapists can work with you to develop a DBT®-informed treatment plan that uses key elements of DBT® therapy.  They will develop an approach that is tailored to what you need to reach your mental health goals.

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