Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Brooklyn

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that was developed for those who battle with intense emotions. The DBT sessions in Brooklyn, work to balance your feelings, patterns of thoughts, and behaviors by recognizing that all of those emotions serve a valid purpose and can be effectively self-monitored, understood, and managed constructively to help you live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

DBT is a very effective treatment for individuals who experience intense emotions and react by partaking in:

  • risky behavior,
  • self-harm,
  • suicidal thoughts,
  • harming their relationships,
  • depression and emotional paralysis
  • other destructive behaviors.

Specific DBT Skills

DBT skills are implemented in the treatment to help a patient cope with intense emotions more efficiently. The modules are Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

  • Mindfulness- Learning to pay attention, in the moment, non-judgmentally; and to live your life in a deliberate manner
  • Distress Tolerance- Manage crises without making your problems worse
  • Emotion Regulation- Learn the function of emotions and improve your ability to describe, change, and cope effectively, rather than let emotions control you
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness- Attend to and improve your relationships while getting your needs met. This module includes Middle Path Skills which teach you to move away from polarized ways of thinking and acting, and helps you work towards a constructive synthesis of the two

Brooklyn DBT

Schedule a Session with Toby

During your initial session, Toby will work with you to review your patterns of behavior, assess your goals for treatment, and determine if DBT is right for you. Call or complete the form on this page to schedule an appointment or to ask any further questions.

Our office is conveniently located in Park Slope, Brooklyn near Prospect Park, and serves clients from nearby, Lower Manhattan, Tri-State and the surrounding areas.