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DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. DBT focuses on teaching patients skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. It combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of mindful awareness, distress tolerance, and acceptance. The term "dialectical" refers to the process that brings together opposite concepts like acceptance and change, and this balance is central to the therapy's approach.

Why Choose The Anxiety Center for DBT?

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Empirically Supported Effectiveness

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has a strong evidence base demonstrating its effectiveness in treating a wide range of mental health issues, including borderline personality disorder and others.

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Skills-Based Approach

DBT provides individuals with practical skills to manage intense emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and enhance distress tolerance. Its structured curriculum ensures that participants acquire tangible tools for real-life situations.

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Tailored to Unique Needs

Our DBT program is customized to meet the diverse needs of each participant. Whether addressing emotional dysregulation, self-harm behaviors, or interpersonal difficulties, our approach is flexible and adaptive, ensuring optimal outcomes for every individual.

Our Approach

Welcome to The Anxiety Center, where we are dedicated to offering specialized and compassionate care to individuals struggling with primary anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Our approach is deeply rooted in behavioral therapy, emphasizing the proven methodologies of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In our center, patients engage closely with skilled behavior therapists in individual therapy sessions, focusing on creating customized behavior plans. These sessions, typically held five times a week, are complemented by weekly family therapy, acknowledging the significant role of familial support in the treatment process. We also incorporate educational and active treatment groups, alongside intensive ERP sessions led by our trained clinicians, to provide a comprehensive, immersive treatment experience. The Anxiety Center is committed to guiding each patient through their journey of recovery, ensuring a supportive, understanding, and effective treatment environment.

Our process

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Skills Group

The weekly group session is a 90 minute class on the nature and application of DBT Skills accross all modules. It provides an ideal environment for practicing  skills in a supervised group milieu.

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Individual sessions

Individual DBT sessions will allow for personalized application of DBT skills in the context of real life events and more nuanced rehearsal.

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Phone Consults

Often times emotional dysregulation impacts family systems.  We will work with you and your loved ones to reduce polarization and improve effective communication.

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Family Support

Often times emotional dysregulation impacts family systems.  We will work with you and your loved ones to reduce polarization and improve effective communication.

Disorders that we treat

Know more about our special approach of the conditions that we treat

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Anxiety

General, Health, Social, etc.

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PANS & PANDAS

Pediatric Neuropsychiatric

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Mood Disorder

Bipolar, Depression, Disruptive

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Neurodevelopmental D.

Autism, ADHD, etc.

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Behavioral Disorders

Attention, Borderline, etc.

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