What is DBT?
At Austin Center for Psychological Care (ACPC), you will meet a highly trained and caring staff ready to help you make changes to improve the quality and level of contentment with your life.
OUR DBT PROGRAM
DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT is a type of therapy that seeks to help people create lives that are worth living.
This treatment approach has shown to be effective with anxiety, substance abuse, depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
By learning skills throughout a 5-week course, you will learn how to better regulate your emotions, thoughts and behaviors. The DBT skills are taught through four modules- Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. These skills will help you learn how to more healthfully cope with distressing emotions and events, create more stable relationships and decrease impulsivity with certain behaviors.