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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


12 Week Group based on Brene' Brown's material on Authenticity starts Sept. 7th.
Time changed to 6-7pm.

Women only. Group is $45 to insurance, or $10 slide without insurance.

"Dr. BrenĂ© Brown is a writer, researcher, educator, and activist. She is a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying authenticity, belonging, and shame, and the effect these powerful emotions have on the way we live, love, parent, work, and build relationships. Dr. Brown teaches graduate courses on shame and empathy, global justice, qualitative research, and women’s issues. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2008, Dr. Brown was named Behavioral Health Scholar-inResidence at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. She also serves on the working board of The Nobel Women’s Initiative—a peace and justice initiative established in 2006 by six Nobel Peace Prize laureates to help strengthen work being done in support of women’s rights around the world. Dr. Brown is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power, published by Gotham in 2007. She is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection, to be published by Hazelden in spring 2010. Her latest work focuses on the importance of nurturing authenticity, love and belonging, and a resilient spirit in our families, schools, and communities." PDF

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