|Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or "DBT" as it's often called, is a program developed by Dr.
Marsha Linehan. It was originally designed specifically to help people with Borderline
Personality Disorder. The therapy has gained popularity as a set of skills that have value
for others as well, and can be drawn from in helping people who are coping with a wide
variety of challenges. The program often entails participation in groups that can involve
some peer support but are often run like classes, and cover effective strategies for Core
Mindfulness Skills, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal
Effectiveness. Individual counseling accompanies the groups, so the material can be
further explained and customized to individual situations.
I've been extensively trained in DBT and have experience providing both the individual
counseling and group facilitation. I find the material to have so much practical wisdom
behind it that I often refer to the strategies when I'm helping people to get through
particularly tough times.
Please call if you have any questions about DBT and how it works.
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|Journeys Mental Health, LLC
Counseling and Hypnotherapy
Keith Young, LCPC, CH
175 Union Street, Suite C
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: (207) 951-7811
Fax: 1 (888) 972-1920