What is DBT?

DBT means Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which could also be referred to as becoming more open minded. A dialectic is a dialogue between opposites. Dialectical therapy seeks the ability to tolerate opposites and to see truth in more than one perspective. DBT is an offshoot of CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This branch of psychology is aimed at helping you understand your thinking and behavior choices so they are more effective for your life and happiness.

Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.Distress Tolerance is when you have a problem you cannot solve, but you don't want to make it worse.Emotion Regulation is having less negative emotions and vulnerability, and more positive emotional experiences.Interpersonal Effectiveness is asking for what you want and saying no effectively.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Therapists in the Gorge who practice DBT

Lauren Saville, MA, NCC, LPCi, CCTP
(503) 610-2691
216 Cascade Ave Ste. 223
Hood River, OR 97031

 Lori Elderkin, LPC, CADC I, formerly Walters
708 Columbia Street
Hood River, OR 97031
Office: 541-806-4546 Fax: 888-979-8386
Mail: PO Box 1706, HR, OR, 97031

Hood River DBT is closed.
Jane Rekas has moved out of the area.