Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Developed in the 1970s, DBT has a strong focus on learning new behaviors that can help resolve some of those seeming contradictions.

Whether they're grappling with self-esteem, grief, codependency or any other challenges, participants will work on four predominant skills which are the core skills and the foundation of DBT:

• Mindfulness. We can't change what happened yesterday. The future isn't yet here. If we aren't focused in the moment, and participating in what life brings now, experiences can pass us by.

• Emotion Regulation. Without ignoring how we're feeling, it is important to learn to live with the emotions we feel and express them appropriately.

• Interpersonal Effectiveness. Conflict resolution skills help to maintain relationships with those around us.

• Distress Tolerance. Participants learn positive ways of handling negative stress, working on skills that can help calm an immediate crisis, but also more enduring skills to react appropriately to life's occasional curve balls.