Do you feel emotional all the time? Do you feel you can’t control your emotions? DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy and it is a Problem-Solving Therapy that helps people who have trouble managing emotions solve the problems and difficulties in living that get in the way of their goals.
DBT is right for you if your emotions or moods get a grip on you and make it hard for you to do the things you need to do like go to work, or attend to relationships. DBT can help you if painful and intrusive memories from trauma “hit like a ton of bricks” and throw you off track, making you want to avoid life or do impulsive things like try to hurt yourself, take drugs, or drink too much. DBT is for anyone whose decisions are affected by emotions that last a long time and are hard to get over, or who just feels like every day is an emotional one.
DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy especially developed for people who seem to have thin emotional “skin” and are frequently irritable, feel empty, and maybe even suicidal.
Some people who have trouble regulating emotions keep their emotions hidden away and private. They might even seem like they are doing fine on the outside. But inside they are often in despair. You can be successful, have a great job and even great relationships…. and still need DBT to live life to the fullest and achieve your dreams.
DBT is right for you if you need skills, tools and strategies to manage your emotions so you can achieve your goals.