Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

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(773) 236-7921

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides an opportunity to gain the skills necessary for identifying, experiencing and regulating emotions, in order to interact more effectively with ourselves and others. In this skills training group, discussions focus on managing emotions, learning to be more effective in relationships, and learning techniques for tolerating distress. The overall approach to therapy is called "dialectical" because it seeks balance between opposites--such as acceptance and change, validation and challenge, rigidity and flexibility. Underlying DBT is the practice of "mindfulness." Drawn from the Zen tradition of meditation, mindfulness is about attending to the moment, without judgment or impulsivity.


Group Details

Mental Health: Personality Disorders

Sexuality: LGBTQ+

Age: Adults


Location

30 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602
(773) 236-7921

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Photo of Katie Magrino, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
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