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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

a woman leans over and touches the knee of another woman in her group therapy session while talking about the benefits of dialectical behavior therapyAt Northpoint Omaha, we understand the importance of finding the right approach to treating mental health conditions. That’s why we offer dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a comprehensive approach that combines cognitive-behavioral strategies with mindfulness meditation practices. DBT is designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction develop skills for managing emotions, regulating behavior, and improving relationships.

At Northpoint Omaha, our therapies are tailored to meet the needs of each individual. We focus on helping our patients understand their emotions, build healthy relationships, and practice mindfulness techniques for regulating their thoughts and behaviors. Reach out to our team today at 888.687.8014 or using our online contact form to learn more about how our DBT-based therapy can help you.

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. It was initially developed to treat people struggling with borderline personality disorder and suicidal behavior, but it can be used to help individuals manage a variety of mental health conditions.

At Northpoint Omaha, we use DBT as a cornerstone of our addiction treatment program. DBT helps individuals build skills in areas such as communication, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and problem-solving. This comprehensive approach works to identify problem behaviors and replace them with healthier coping skills that can be used in both short-term and long-term recovery.

Benefits of a DBT Program

Dialectical behavior therapy is a proven and effective approach to treating various mental health conditions. It offers a wide range of benefits, which include:

  • Improved communication skills – DBT can enhance your ability to communicate with others, fostering healthier relationships assertively.
  • Emotional regulation – The therapy aids individuals in managing and regulating their emotions better, leading to improved mental stability and well-being.
  • Mindfulness – One of the core aspects of DBT is promoting mindfulness, enabling individuals to stay present and focused and give their full attention to their current situation.
  • Effectiveness for complex conditions – DBT is particularly useful for people dealing with complex mental health conditions that are difficult to treat, including borderline personality disorder.
  • Coping mechanisms – The therapy teaches patients skills to cope with and change unhealthy behaviors, aiding in the reduction of self-destructive actions.

Through these benefits and more, a DBT program can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life, providing them with the tools necessary to navigate emotional challenges and build stronger, healthier relationships.

Are You a Candidate for DBT?

Determining if you are a candidate for dialectical behavior therapy involves understanding your personal struggles and how they impact your life. DBT is particularly beneficial for individuals whose emotions interfere with their relationships, work, school, or life goals. It has proven to be effective for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and self-harm.

If you find that emotional distress is a recurring theme in your life, causing disruptions and instability, DBT could potentially be a suitable therapeutic approach for you. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or a therapist to ensure it’s the best fit for your specific needs and circumstances.

Discover Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Northpoint Omaha

Our dialectical behavior therapy center offers integrated treatment services to patients and families suffering from mental health conditions. Our team of experts provides compassionate, evidence-based care to meet the needs of each patient in a safe and supportive environment. We understand that every person is unique—no two stories are alike—which is why we strive to create an individualized approach for each person who walks through our doors.

Contact us today at 888.687.8014 to learn more about how our DBT program can help you or your loved one.