Treating mental health disorders requires a personalized approach and intimate knowledge of the client’s background to treat their symptoms effectively. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT for mental health treatment, teaches patients how to live in the present and develop coping skills to manage their behaviors and symptoms. Dialectical behavior therapy can treat personality disorders, mood disorders, and individuals who are having suicidal thoughts due to depression.
At Crestview Recovery, we provide men and women 18 and over with effective treatment programs to help them manage their symptoms and lead fuller lives. Our team will work with your individual symptoms and create a custom treatment plan to help you reach your recovery goals. We offer inpatient and outpatient treatment programs along with telehealth services for remote support. For more information about our dialectical behavior therapy, call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form today, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Using DBT for Mental Health Treatment
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an offshoot of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that was originally developed in the 1970s to treat borderline personality disorders. Its focus is on helping clients regulate their emotions and improve their relationships by learning how to live in the moment. Moreover, clients gain a healthier outlook on themselves and the world around them. At the same time, they’ll develop healthy coping skills to manage their symptoms.
DBT is effective in helping regulate emotions and stop self-destructive behaviors. As a result, it’s used in mental health treatment to reduce the symptoms of many mental health disorders, including:
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Substance use disorder
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists use a combination of behavioral therapy, including DBT and holistic therapies, for a whole-person approach to treating mental health disorders.
The Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Mental Health Treatment
Behavioral therapy has proven to be the most effective treatment for many mental health disorders when combined with other holistic therapies. In severe cases, medication is beneficial in reducing severe symptoms that interfere with the recovery process.
Here are just some of the benefits of using dialectical behavior therapy for mental health treatment:
- Clients develop a set of mindfulness skills that help them stay in the present and not focus on any negative thinking or past traumatic events. They use their sense of touch, taste, smell, and sight to stay present and focus on what’s happening around them.
- DBT teaches clients to accept themselves and the world around them for what it is. It teaches them how to handle a crisis using distress tolerance skills that teach them how to cope with intense emotions and stressful situations.
- Clients work on improving communication and relationship skills in several ways. First, DBT teaches them how to communicate their needs better. Also, how to listen to what others are saying instead of tuning them out. Finally, it teaches them how to cope with challenging people and how to respect themselves and others.
- DBT help clients identify negative emotions and teach them how to cope with them in a healthy manner. Furthermore, they learn how to recognize what triggers their negative emotions. Also, they’ll discover how to process those emotions without getting upset or reaching for drugs or alcohol.
Crestview Recovery Offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Other Therapies to Treat Mental Health
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists are well trained in DBT and other forms of behavioral and holistic therapies. We work with men and women from all walks of life who are struggling with severe depression or other mental health disorders at our comfortable facility that offers residential and outpatient programs.
Our treatment programs employ a wide variety of therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Group and individual therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
Today is the perfect time to decide to turn your life around. Call 866.262.0531 to speak with our caring staff about enrolling in one of our mental health treatment programs.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.