DBT Treatment Centers

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

What is DBT?

DBT therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy designed to treat people who have difficulty controlling extreme emotions, such as borderline personality disorder. People who experience borderline personality disorder often have histories of sexual abuse and trauma, intense fear of abandonment, and self-harm behavior.

Highland Springs is one of the renowned DBT treatment centers in Utah. Our unique DBT program offers evidence-based services designed to improve self-image, relationships, and decrease mood swings. Call today or submit the form below to schedule a confidential counseling appointment! We adhere to the highest standards of HIPAA Compliance.

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DBT Therapy at Highland Springs

This integrated treatment approach combines weekly individual DBT psychotherapy sessions, weekly DBT group therapy sessions, and phone consultation. It combines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with concepts borrowed from Eastern spirituality.

The weekly individual sessions focus on the troubles in the patient’s life and problem solving behavior. Symptoms including suicidal thoughts and self-injury are discussed first, followed by negative behaviors that can interfere with the therapy program. Methods on improving self-worth and self-image are addressed in individual meetings, as well as learning to cope and overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Weekly DBT group therapy sessions last approximately two hours and are led by a DBT therapist. Patients learn four different life skills in group therapy: interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance/reality acceptance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. The success of a DBT program depends on a strong working relationship between the patient and therapist.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is highly effective for symptoms such as:

  • Intense, uncontrollable emotional overwhelm
  • Persistent depressive mood and radical mood swings
  • Patterns of self-inflicted injury and high risk, self-destructive behaviors
  • Thoughts of suicide or lethal suicidal attempts
  • Chronic anxieties and fears
  • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships at home, at work, or in society
  • Being misunderstood, misinterpreted, or being unfairly or maliciously treated by others
  • A sense of emptiness, dread, and foreboding
  • Uncertainties about who you are as a person and our purpose in life
  • Profound fears of neglect and abandonment by significant others
  • Dissociative experiences and fugue states
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