Feeling out of Control
You struggle with your emotions and relationships. Sometimes, circumstances seem out of control. You might feel too deeply or not know how to get what you want from others. You’re constantly reviewing what happened or what could be. There are times that the mental noise is so disturbing that you check out by using alcohol or drugs, engaging in eating-disorder behavior, act compulsively, or even harm yourself.
Does this sound familiar?
It could be that you struggle with emotion regulation, having difficulty experiencing your emotions and knowing how to make them work for you. It’s possible that life’s stressors feel too much for you to cope with and that you’re often in distress. Maybe your interpersonal relationships are characterized by ups and downs or by you feeling ineffective and unheard.
DBT can help.
How DBT Works
DBT, or Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, was developed by Marsha Linehan, originally to treat individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. However, research has shown this treatment to be effective in treating a wide range of problems, including substance use disorders, eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, depression (including treatment-resistant depression), bipolar disorder, ADHD, self-harm/suicidal behavior, and general difficulties around emotions, behavior, and relationships.
First and foremost, DBT involves a supportive, therapeutic relationship. You should feel like your therapist is someone who challenges you but is also your biggest fan, someone who accepts you for who you are and will also push you to grow into the person you want to be. In fact, balancing acceptance and change is a core element on this treatment.
In DBT, you will learn specific skills related to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Simply, you will learn how to manage your emotions more effectively and how to negotiate relationship interactions in a way that gets you what you need.
DBT Treatment at Gatewell Therapy Center in Miami and ONline
Gatewell Therapy Center offers DBT-adherent treatment in Miami and online to clients in Florida, New York, and California. Our staff has been trained intensively by Behavioral Tech, the original training body for DBT and has led skills groups at various treatment centers and levels of care.
We offer individual therapy as well as skills training. You will learn skills from the four modules of DBT:
- Emotion regulation
- Distress tolerance
- Interpersonal effectiveness
As part of your treatment, your therapist will be available to you between sessions for phone coaching. This means that you will have access to guidance and support outside of your weekly sessions. You don’t have to do this alone.
Finally, DBT includes therapist consultation with other providers. Your therapist has access to a team of providers who can offer additional consultation and support regarding your case. This helps your therapist make the most informed decisions regarding your care.
If you think that DBT is the right treatment for you, contact us to get started today.