Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based therapy that teaches advanced coping skills that can be used in any setting.
It is empowering and life-changing for both the client and the therapist. DBT involves weekly individual and group therapy.
As a DBT therapist, I belong to a DBT Consult treatment team made up of six other DBT Therapists that hold me to DBT standards and assist in giving my clients a team approach to their issues.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Brainspotting (BSP) locates points in the client’s visual field in order to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. It really is true...“Where we look affects how we feel”. It is believed that Brainspotting taps into the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.
Brainspotting can be used with any kind of performance issue like sports or speaking as well as creativity enhancement.
Brainspotting allows processing to bypass the neo-cortex, (where defense mechanisms are), to get to the deeper more emotional and body-based processes from the sub-cortex part of the brain. Brainspotting is much faster with processing. It is also used with or without bilateral music.
The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
DBT Skills Training Group
Education based group where all four DBT Modules are taught; Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation. It takes six months to work through all modules, but a full year of skills is required if one is wanting to move on to the second-level process group.
Second Level DBT Processing Groups
Advanced processing for select individuals to allow for increasing skills usage in current time and to work through attachment issues in a supportive yet challenging atmosphere.
Requirements for this group are:
~One full year of DBT skills group completed.
~Must have an individual therapist in our DBT consult team.
~Self-harming or suicide ideation resolved.
~Client will need a rudimentary knowledge of skills at a minimum,to cope in a setting where intimacy issues are dealt with directly, confrontation is common, and exposure to triggers likely. DBT treatment team reviews individuals wanting to be in this group to determine appropriateness before a client can be added.
Therapy emphasis will be on coping skills as well as the opportunity to work on attachment and the resolution of trauma.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR is Evidence based therapy and one of the most widely used modes of therapy for resolving trauma.
When an individual has gone through distress, the content along with the thoughts, images, emotions and body sensations can be stuck or frozen in time in the brain This is why a person may still experiences reactions to similar stimulus in current time. EMDR activates the memory and the connections to the memory to allow the brain to move it so it no longer causes distress.