Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). DBT was initially developed to treat clients struggling with Borderline Personality Disorders however research has shown that it is also effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. Both problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies are utilized to help clients attain their goals. These skills help clients who have a history of struggling with alcoholism, addiction and chronic relapse.

At Heights Treatment, DBT components are utilized to help clients gain mastery over the skill areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. In the DBT Skills group, clients are taught many of the most useful DBT skills and how to most effectively incorporate them into their daily lives. Clients learn skills to help them be fully present in any given moment, regulate ineffective or unjustified emotions, handle conflicts and interactions with others appropriately and effectively, and tolerate moments of distress without making the situation worse. We believe all of our clients can benefit from learning these skills and incorporating them into their life.