Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
The residential mental health and wellness program at Banyan Boca Raton offers various forms of therapy methods such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is a type of therapy derived from cognitive behavioral therapy. The main goal during this type of program is to learn how to identify, accept, and manage difficult emotions that come your way. By effectively regulating intense emotions, you are allowing yourself to change unhealthy behaviors that can stem from these emotions. For those who suffer from mental health disorders and illness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focuses on avoiding any harmful stressors and triggers. At our mental health and wellness center, our specialized therapists utilize DBT treatment with two approaches, acceptance techniques and change techniques.
It’s important to understand the reasoning behind why we behave the way we do. Unhealthy behaviors can stem from not knowing how to deal with intense emotions. Oftentimes, people don’t find anything wrong with their behaviors and they find ways to justify their unhealthy actions. The pattern of negative behaviors only continues with this type of rationale. During this phase, DBT therapists teach individuals to accept and understand themselves more. Being able to identify why you do certain things can be very powerful.
After learning how to identify strong emotions, the next step is to manage them to bring about positive change for yourself. By recognizing that your behaviors are self-destructive and unhealthy, you have the power to replace these behaviors with positive ones. Learning how to identify these patterns and actively changing them for the better is what Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is all about.
Dbt & Mental Health Disorders
When someone experiences extreme and heightened emotions and has difficulty tolerating painful feelings, they may turn to unhealthy behaviors such as abusing drugs, alcohol, or other addictive substances as a coping mechanism. Those who have addiction issues related to the management of emotions highly benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and can learn to replace addictive behaviors with healthy coping strategies.
Many people who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder or illness can benefit from DBT and this therapy approach has effectively treated patients who have suffered from any mental health issue at our Banyan Mental Health and Wellness Center. We strive to provide customized care in every therapy session and our patient’s needs are always put first.
This therapy method works to improve our clients’ well-being as well as reducing the risks associated with mental health issues. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is backed by scientific evidence and can really work to bring about positive change with an individual’s behavior. The therapists at our mental health and wellness center develop strong relationships with all clients during the therapy process and encourage the growth of supportive relationships with those close to the client.
For more information on the unique therapy programs, we offer at Banyan Boca Raton, give us a call today at (888) 422-1651. Successful recovery is possible with the help of our wellness center in your corner.