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Our thinking patterns and habitual behaviors influence how we respond to situations and people. Before you can start to change the way you interact with the world, you need to learn skills that break down previously held beliefs that may no longer be helpful or healthy.
Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) in Los Angeles with White House Recovery is one treatment you can use to alter your approach to recovery because it teaches you to look at your reactions in a new way.
Multiple studies from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice found that DBT therapy decreased substance abuse in individuals with borderline personality disorder. Our DBT therapists will teach you practical, empirically validated skills training that will help you cope with intense emotions and the ways they affect your relationships and self-esteem.
Get help for your or a loved one co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder with comprehensive DBT therapy in Los Angeles, Ca.
DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that focuses on changing how you regulate emotions, react to distress, communicate, and connect with others. Therapists can use DBT in either one-on-one or group sessions.
Initially, DBT was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s as a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), and it is currently still the only empirically supported therapy for treating BPD. As you go through DBT sessions, you will learn how to control your responses and challenge feelings and ideas in a positive way.
The person who created DBT designed this therapy to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, there are plenty of other emotional and mental health conditions that can benefit from this treatment, including the following.
What sets a DBT program apart from other psychotherapies is the emphasis put on regulating emotions, improving social and communication skills, learning to cope with painful or distressing situations, and practicing mindfulness.
Your therapist will use behavioral theory to explore your current mental and emotional wellbeing and find healthier patterns and routines to strengthen your recovery.
Typically when an individual is in a DBT program, they will go work through the following criteria:
There are four primary areas of focus in DBT. Your therapist will help you develop skills in these areas to manage chronic stress and cope better with uncomfortable subjects and emotions.
All four of these areas are especially useful for people with SUD because there is a connection between the ability to process and handle stress and successful long-term sobriety. Our DBT program is helpful for anyone willing to dedicate their time and effort.
If you put in the work over time, you will gain the skills needed to regulate your emotional responses, cope with stress, and communicate effectively.
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Moving forward in recovery means recognizing negative habits and beliefs and replacing them with something that will make you feel and act more positively. However, this is not an easy process, and it requires dedication. Your therapist can use DBT to help you understand how to accept things that are uncomfortable but necessary and guide you towards making changes in other areas.
At White House Recovery and Detox, we believe the Serenity Prayer is a perfect example of DBT thought reframing. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”