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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eliminate distress

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed by Marsha Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington. Empirical evidence suggests that DBT is one of the most successful treatments for difficult to treat disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder. 

DBT skills training—provided individually or in a group setting—includes learning the following: emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. DBT targets the issues that cause distress and teaches skills to deal with them without having to resort to self-defeating behaviors. 

Pathways Counseling Services, a Scottsdale counseling practice, along with DBT can assist people who live in constant emotional pain, have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships and boundaries, have behavioral problems such as self-injuring, eating disorders, using substances, and losing control.

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DBT Skills Group

Pathways Counseling Services offers DBT skills groups, comprised of 4 treatment modules—Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. 

Each treatment module is taught in a small group setting one night per week for six weeks. The cost of each of the four modules is $420 and includes a binder full of helpful resources and the protocol. 

Contact Pathways Counseling Services’ for dates of the next DBT Skills Groups for adults. They are typically scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Please call to inquire when the next group is starting before scheduling an intake appointment. Contact us to learn more.

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