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Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Adult DBT counseling is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on correcting faulty thoughts and beliefs to enhance one’s emotional state while DBT’s emphasis is on regulating emotions, being mindful of them, and learning how to accept and manage challenges.

Are you looking for emotional support to regulate thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to struggle in life?

Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps people cope with unstable emotions and harmful behaviors, such as self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Mindfulness, a key element of DBT, helps individuals achieve greater awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. With the help of DBT skills for adults taught by a trained therapist, you can start managing your emotions and behaviors so that you can achieve the lasting healing and growth you’ve always hoped for. You’ll learn to

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Emotion regulation skills

Emotion regulation DBT skills are going to help you to better understand your emotional responses, accept them, or change the particular emotion.

Interpersonal effectiveness skills

Interpersonal effectiveness skills are going to help you improve your relationship with others by managing conflict, setting healthy boundaries, assertiveness, and improve communication.

Mindfulness skills

We’ll practice mindfulness skills that will help you to regulate emotions and impulses effectively. You’ll learn distress tolerance tools that will help you cope with crisis and higher levels of stress.

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Seeta Lochan
Seeta Lochan
2021-11-04
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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice, it has been very difficult to find Therapists who specialize in eating disorders and take a DBT approach which I find is imperative for my patients to have the necessary skills to move forward on their journey to recovery. Suffolk DBT has those skills and tools and I have found over the years has remained on top of these standards. I would highly recommend them.
Debra Spector,RD
Debra Spector,RD
2021-10-19
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Suffolk DBT is a great place to work! I always feel supported and guided to do my job effectively. I enjoy every aspect from the clients to the staff and location. Jeanette has provided me with many opportunities to increase my understanding of DBT through various trainings, supervision and consultation teams. It is easy to see how much the clinicians care about their clients and families.
Stephanie Madler
Stephanie Madler
2021-10-16
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Julia Helene
Julia Helene
2021-10-15
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Suffolk DBT is the best place you could go for help with a variety of mental health issues. It’s great for kids, teens, and adults to learn skills to better deal with emotions, anxiety, depression, and more. Jeanette is an extremely talented and compassionate social worker who truly cares about her patients and wants them to succeed. If it weren’t for Jeanette and her persistence with me and caring attitude, I would not be where I was today. She’s a lifesaver!!
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R S
2019-12-29
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Suffolk DBT has given our daughter the ability to navigate in a more productively and skillfully. We as a family have learned so much. I only wish I would’ve known about DBT sooner. We now have a much brighter and healthier outlook for our daughter’s future. Thanks so much to the highly trained and knowledgeable therapist at Suffolk DBT.
Mike Dubois
Mike Dubois
2018-11-22
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There is no one better than Jeanette Lorandini. She is a miracle worker and exactly what I needed! Denise (front desk) and Jeanette are wonderful, compassionate, and simply amazing to be around! I wish I started seeing Jeanette sooner... it is worth every single penny! Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!!
Heather Cleary
Heather Cleary
2018-11-21
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Jeanette Lorandini is an unbelievable clinician. When it comes to DBT, there is no one as qualified, experienced and passionate as her. She is a beautiful person, it is evident how much she truly cares for people and for her work.
Madison Altenburger
Madison Altenburger
2018-07-03
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Suffolk Dbt
2018-07-03
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Very professional and great service. Would recommend to anyone seeking these service.
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Chris Toomer
2018-07-01

How Does Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Work?

DBT treatment goes beyond talk therapy by providing you with adult DBT skills you can use in your daily life to manage intense emotional impulses. It allows you to become self-aware of your urges and actions so that you can learn to reduce patterns of instability that may be causing you to struggle with life and relationships.

DBT therapy for adults involves individual and group therapy sessions, skills training, and phone coaching. Both individual and group sessions aim to bring forth acceptance of self; a necessary step to facilitating lasting change. During sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to identify harmful behavioral patterns so that we can work on replacing them with healthier ones. You’ll also learn to recognize your positive strengths and use them to change thoughts and behaviors that are not working for you.

During group sessions, you’ll collaborate with a team to work on exercises, assignments, and module lessons from previous meetings. You’ll be encouraged to fill out a weekly “Diary Card” where you’ll take notes of your daily emotions and behaviors that will help us identify patterns. This is going to allow us to help you develop practical skills for effectively dealing with the challenges you’re going through. You’ll also learn to set healthier boundaries for yourself that will help you to start feeling more in control of your life and relationships.