What is DBT

Who Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy For?

You may have been referred to DBT following a hospital stay, from another therapist or from a psychiatrist. Or you may have read something about Dialectical Behavior Therapy on the Internet. You might be asking yourself, “Is DBT the right treatment for me?”

If you answer, “Yes” to any of the following questions, DBT skills might help you change your life.

    • Do people tell you that your relationships are unhealthy?
    • Do you have a hard time keeping friendships or people who you consider to be close to?
    • Do you often argue and have conflicts with the people closest to you?
    • Is it difficult for you to say “No” to other people when you want to or know you should?
    • Do your moods change quickly and do you feel like it takes you a long time to get over things?
    • Are you a very sensitive and emotional person?
    • Do you struggle with anger, sometimes letting too much out and other times bottling it all up?
    • Are your emotions often extremely intense, leading you to act impulsively?
    • Are you afraid of your emotions because you struggle to control them?
    • Do you sometimes feel empty or numb and feel like you do not know who you are?
    • Do you have trouble thinking straight?
    • Do you often make the same bad decisions and have trouble thinking of different ways to fix situations?
  • Even though you know you are capable of achieving them, have you had trouble achieving your goals, because your emotions get in the way?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Treatment on Long Island and Manhattan

If you can relate to some or most of the above statements, DBT may be the most effective treatment for you. Meeting with a DBT therapist for an intake session is often the best way of determining if you can benefit from DBT. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call us at (631) 828-2264. We are here to support you online or at our Long Island or Manhattan cognitive behavioral therapy locations.

Suffolk DBT proudly provides quality dialectical behavior therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Their experienced therapists specialize in serving teens, children, adults, and college students struggling with depression, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and self-harm. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills and treatment can help you or your kids to manage emotions and work through life’s challenges. Suffolk DBT offers DBT Skills Programs for middle schoolers and outpatient eating disorder programs in Manhattan and Long Island, New York.

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