Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a scientifically supported treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  It is also used to treat relationship issues, anger, loneliness, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance misuse.

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT involves

  • Individual Therapy by a DBT therapist

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

  • Telephone coaching

  • Case consultation meetings for therapists

What is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups?

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group meets for 90 minutes in a small group format.  Four skills modules are taught and practiced.  These include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.  The group leader is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist who will teach and model the skills.  Clients will practice the skills in session, ask questions to clarify concepts, and will be given homework assignments that are relevant to their ability to regulate emotions and engage in goal congruent behaviors in order to build a satisfying life worth living.

Relationship Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Substance misuse

Many people suffering with relationship issues, anger, loneliness, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance misuse may all benefit from tools and techniques in utilized in a DBT Skills Group.  Members learn mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness, how to tolerate distress and not make things worse in a crisis, and how to regulate their emotions so they can behave more effectively.  All of this work is about helping people to reduce emotional pain and create a satisfying life worth living.  Members learn the skills necessary to stop procrastinating, cultivate and nurture relationships, and to identify, set, and achieve their goals.

Dr. J. Ryan Fuller and Dr. Jennifer Musico lead DBT Skills Groups in Manhattan:

380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1619
New York, NY 10168

Find out if a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group could help you.  Contact us with any questions you may have.  We will be happy to speak with you.

Please complete the contact form and we will call or email you based on your preference or you can call 646-389-2045 to find out more about our DBT groups or individual therapy with DBT skills.