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DBT Therapy

Master Emotional Regulation for Equanimity

Holistic DBT Therapy at Bay Area CBT Center

If you find yourself struggling with intense emotions, impulsive behaviors, or relationship difficulties, then Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) may offer the effective solution you’re seeking.

We specialize in providing integrative DBT to help you navigate the complexities of your emotional experiences and build a life anchored in stability and values. Our expert therapists are dedicated to offering you a supportive and transformative environment as you work to enhance your coping skills and improve your mental health.

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of therapy. At the Bay Area CBT Center we offer an integrative approach to DBT, combining both acceptance and change strategies. You’ll learn practical skills to manage intense emotions, navigate challenging situations, and improve your relationships. 

Our DBT therapists work collaboratively with you to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions, empowering you to create positive change in your life. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, or other mental health challenges, DBT offers you a path to healing and growth.

Embracing the Dialectic in DBT

In DBT therapy, we embrace the dialectic—a fundamental concept that acknowledges the interplay between seemingly contradictory elements. Incorporating dialectics in DBT, helps you move away from ‘all-or-nothing’ thinking by acknowledging that different, aspects of yourself and the world can coexist. 

This approach encourages you to integrate these parts, leading to a more nuanced understanding of yourself and your interactions with others. By recognizing and reconciling these diverse elements, you learn to view situations and your emotions in a more balanced, less extreme manner, which promotes greater psychological flexibility and healthier coping strategies.

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The DBT Dialectics

In our program, we guide you in integrating these dialectics to cultivate a holistic mindset that embraces nonduality and balance.
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Change Versus Acceptance

DBT teaches you to navigate the tension between striving for change and accepting yourself as you are.

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Vulnerability Versus Strength

DBT teaches you to embrace vulnerability as a source of strength, not weakness. 

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Independence Versus Dependence

DBT helps you find the balance between independence and dependence, fostering healthy interdependence.

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Validation Versus Challenge

In DBT, we provide validation for your experiences while also challenging unhelpful beliefs and behaviors.

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Empathic Confrontation for Effective DBT

In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we use empathic confrontation as a powerful tool to support your growth and transformation. We understand that change can be challenging, which is why we approach it with compassion and understanding. 

When we gently confront certain thoughts, beliefs, or behaviors, it’s not to criticize or judge you, but rather to help you explore new perspectives and ultimately, make positive changes in your life. Through this collaborative process, we create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel empowered to navigate your therapeutic journey and practice new skills..

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Develop essential tools with our comprehensive DBT program

Our DBT program offers a holistic approach by combining group therapy and individual sessions, which together provide robust support for you. In the group therapy setting, you not only learn DBT skills but also actively practice these techniques in a supportive group environment. We are currently forming new DBT groups and have a waitlist available. Click below to reserve your spot.

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Enhance coping skills with our DBT program

The skills taught in our DBT sessions encompass a range of coping mechanisms and tools designed to help you manage stress, regulate emotions, improve relationships, and enhance mindfulness. These collective experiences are supplemented by individual therapy, which allows you to delve deeper into personal challenges and apply DBT skills to situations in your life. This approach ensures that you receive well-rounded support in integrating DBT skills effectively.

DBT focuses on four key skill sets

Our DBT program at Bay Area CBT Center blends group and individual sessions for optimal support. Participants engage in group therapy to develop and refine DBT skills in a collaborative setting. Skills covered include:

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Cultivating awareness of the present moment without judgment, fostering acceptance of thoughts and emotions.

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Distress Tolerance

Equips you with tools to cope with intense emotions and challenging situations without resorting to harmful behaviors.

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Emotion Regulation

Empowers you to develop strategies for identifying, understanding, and managing your emotions effectively.

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Interpersonal Effectiveness

Teaches you to communicate assertively, set boundaries, and build healthy relationships, enhancing your connections.


How to Start Psychotherapy with Us

Start your healing journey today!

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Matching Appointment

Book a free consult with our specialist to assess your needs.

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Therapist Match

We’ll match you with a therapist who fits your goals.

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Schedule Your Session

Choose video, phone, or in-person for your first session.

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Start Therapy

If the initial therapist match isn’t ideal, we’ll switch you for free.

Ready to take the first step?

Why Choose DBT at the Bay Area CBT Center?

We understand that taking the first step towards treatment can be daunting. That’s why we’ve created a supportive and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to overcome obstacles.

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Innovative Integration

At Bay Area CBT Center, we specialize in seamlessly integrating evidence-based treatments to provide holistic care. We believe in treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our team of dedicated therapists combines the latest research with compassionate support to deliver comprehensive DBT programs tailored to each individual.

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Supportive Community

At Bay Area CBT Center, you're not just a client; you're part of a supportive community dedicated to growth and healing. Our group therapy sessions provide a safe space for individuals to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another. With the guidance of our experienced therapists, you'll find strength in solidarity and encouragement in shared progress.

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Expertise and Experience

Our team of therapists at Bay Area CBT Center brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every session. With advanced training in DBT and other evidence-based modalities, we're equipped to address a wide range of mental health challenges. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, we're here to help you navigate your path to recovery.

Empower Yourself with DBT Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step towards healing and growth, we invite you to partner with us at Bay Area CBT Center. Our compassionate therapists provide you with the tools and support you need to build resilience, foster personal growth, and live a life aligned with your values. Don’t let life’s challenges hold you back – take control of your life with DBT therapy and thrive. 

Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. 

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