Dialect Behavioral Therapy

What is Dialect Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?


Dialect Behavioral Therapy or DBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy used to treat borderline personality disorder originally, but now is also used for other mental illnesses. It helps people recognize and bring light to irrational thoughts, assumptions and can help people learn to manage strong emotions that come with borderline personality disorder. DBT is founded on a strong relationship between the client and therapist in order to get the most out of each session. Through DBT, there is a large amount of support and push to become the best version of yourself and to learn to cope and make the best of situations.


About Borderline Personality Disorder


By definition, Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness.

Some symptoms include:

  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Continuous feelings of emptiness
  • Periods of lost contact with reality
  • Unstable relationships
  • Extreme changes in self-image or identity



Clinicians for Dialect Behavioral Therapy