What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT emphasizes commitment to learning new skills, replacing behaviors that do not work and finding solutions to problems that affect our lives. DBT is effective for treatment of individuals who struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, roller coaster emotions of anger, shame, guilt, addictions, depression and more.
DBT skills are really life skills that can make it easier and less painful to be yourself, create happier, purposeful, more confident life in which you are not overwhelmed most of the time. In DBT we believe we may be doing our best, we can learn skills to do better. Dialectical thinking encourages seeing both sides of our thinking and behaviors and finding the middle path. It’s a skill worth learning.
What will I learn in DBT?
Mindfulness teaches one to be present, to stay in the “here and now.” With practice, we can pay attention to the moment rather than despair about the past and be fearful of the future.
Distress Tolerance: These skills help to reduce intense emotions especially when we are unable to solve the problem at that point in time.
Emotional Regulation: These skills teach how to recognize, describe our emotions, know the purpose of painful emotions and learn not to be so vulnerable. We learn to be in control and increase the positive emotions we desire.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: These skills focus on helping to maintain self-respect and build healthy relationships (with self and others).
Soooo? What will change if I learn DBT skills?
DBT skills are not once and for all. Several cycles of DBT group therapy allow time to learn, practice and use the skills. You will learn to name your feelings, you will learn to be fair to yourself and others. You will learn to control your emotions and not be controlled by them. You will choose how you want to be treated.
Introduction to DBT Skills Therapy Groups Wednesday
8 week cycles
New 2018 DBT Group!
Where: 8031 West Center Road, Suite 307 Omaha NE 68124
What: 75-minute weekly group for adult women only. Limited to 8 adults.
Cost: $40 per group session, $280 for 8 sessions
Some insurances/copays apply.
Must be in individual therapy to participate in this group
Register today. Call Jumoke Omojola at 402-981-6624