Overwhelming feelings accompanied by important skill deficits can create all sorts of problems in daily living and compromise our physical health, our relationships, and our sense of mastery and joy.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help you:
- Become more skilled at managing your emotions
- Improve interpersonal skills and your ability to influence your environment
- Discover safe and healthy ways to welcome emotions into your life
- Learn solid decision-making skills
- Become more accepting of yourself so you can have a life worth living
• Heightened emotional sensitivity
• Quick and intense emotional reactions
• Slow return to normal mood
• Chronic problems with depression, anxiety, anger or anger expression
• Repeated suicide threats or attempts
• Self-harm behavior such as cutting and burning
• Relationship difficulties including hypersensitivity to criticism, disapproval, rejection or abandonment
• Impulsive and potentially self-damaging behavior in areas such as binge eating and purging, alcohol or drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, and gambling or spending sprees
• Extreme (black or white) thinking
• Difficulty with problem-solving and decision making
• Unstable self-image or sense of self
• “Detached” thinking, ranging from mild problems with inattention to episodes of complete dissociation
In DBT, we know that most people who struggle with ongoing emotional volatility, moodiness, and chronic unhappiness are doing the best they can. Is this you? When you are ready to take charge of your emotions, call and talk to me. Emotions can heal, and they can hurt. I can show you the difference.
For more information, call (408) 351-8785 or contact us for a free 15-minute telephone consultation.