What Does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Treat? - Banyan Treatment Center

What Does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Treat?


Addiction, alcoholism, and mental health disorders are challenging conditions that, at their worst, can make a person feel like life is not worth living. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment method that helps patients create a life worth living by helping them develop new skills to manage painful emotions or thoughts. This cognitive-behavioral treatment helps patients develop key skills in four areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. At Banyan Detox Boca, we utilize dialectical behavioral therapy as a part of our detox and residential drug treatment in Boca. In virtually any setting, DBT can be life-changing.

How DBT Treats Addiction and Alcoholism

Dialectical behavioral therapy can be a helpful treatment for addiction, typically helping patients after they complete drug or alcohol detox in Boca Raton. DBT is designed to help patients reach their goals, such as goals of sobriety. After completing drug and alcohol detox in Boca Raton, patients meet with their therapist to determine their goals in DBT. Then, they develop a plan to decrease harmful behaviors, such as addiction, and replace them with healthier behaviors. DBT can treat:

  • Addiction
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bulimia or binge eating


These, and many other challenges, can be safely addressed through dialectical behavioral therapy. We utilize DBT as a part of our inpatient and residential drug treatment in Boca. After completing alcohol, drug, or painkiller detox in Boca Raton, patients may benefit from DBT. This therapeutic approach addresses harmful behaviors by helping patients replace these actions with more constructive choices.

At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we’re proud to provide mental illness and substance abuse help in Boca. Our services can help with recovery from an individual diagnosis, or dual diagnosis disorders. Call 888-280-4763 today.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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