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, November 15, 2012

Teen DBT Wait List

Please contact 

Lori Elderkin, LPC, CADC I, formerly Walters
Hood River: 116 3rd Street, Suite 305
The Dalles: 502 Washington Street, Suite 210
Office: 541-806-4546
Fax: 541-436-1230
Mail: PO Box 1706, HR, OR, 97031
Experience: Working with individuals, families, teens, substance abuse issues, grief and loss, survivors of trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Areas of Expertise: Trained in the use of EMDR, full mental health and substance use assessment, group and individual treatment, issues related to violence including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

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