Couples DBT Skills
San Jose DBT offers DBT skills training for couples in San Jose in private couple’s sessions. In these sessions we teach coach couples in DBT skills and teach an overall relationship strategy to help couples be skillful and effective and live healthier lives.
San Jose Couples Counseling clients often report that Social Media has redefined communication for today’s couples and now more than ever partners are finding it challenging to feel “satisfied” about their communication with their partners and families.
San Jose DBT Teaches DBT Skills to help couples build mastery in their communication and problem solving with their partner. We frequently enroll one or both partners in one of our DBT Skills classes while the couple attends private couples counseling sessions.
When couples seek couples counseling they will often express a desire for improved communication but what they actually want is to feel connected and on the same page as their partner so they can solve ordinary life challenges and feel supported and loved.
The research on couples counseling suggests that couples can quickly feel despair about their relationships and so our programs at San Jose DBT are designed always with couples and families in mind. DBT Skills training can literally transform relationships between spouses as well as improve parenting of children of all ages. Learn more about DBT Skills for Parents.
Through a non-judgmental approach primarily focused on the teaching of skills and exercises to help partners become more mindful and aware of one another, DBT couples counseling teaches each partner :
- To monitor their own reactivity and decrease behaviors that make situations worse
- How to accurately express themselves skillfully so they are more likely to get the support and validation they need.
- How to increase validating responses to calm down intense situations and solve problems
How do you know if DBT Skills for Couples Counseling is right for you and your partner?
Couples Counseling can be an excellent adjunct to our standard DBT Program. However, this class is not in any way a substitute for a Comprehensive DBT program if someone needs it. If you or your partner are severely emotionally out of control, or if you have a serious, untreated mental health condition you may be referred to our Standard DBT Program or another type of therapy. Clients who are suicidal, self-harming or actively abusing substances require a more comprehensive treatment plan. An intake session is required to participate in any of our programs.
For more information about how you and your partner can Learn DBT Skills in Couples Counseling please visit our sister site CriticalPath Counseling or contact Melinda Carlisle Brackett at (408)351-8785.