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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. It's effectiveness with other populations including trauma-survivors and addictions has been demonstrated. DBT combines traditional cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with hands-on, relevant approaches to real-life situations. The four modules include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.

Intensives are longer sessions that are uniquely designed to fit the personalized needs of the patient. They are not for patients just starting out, rather they are for people who want to dig deeper or who need more intensive work.

Psychoeducational Seminars are designed to provide information to supporters of those struggling with a particular issue such as trauma, borderline personality disorder, or bipolar. They are in a classroom style setting. They are not treatment sessions, but are designed to be supportive and informational in nature. Often times participants leave stating that they feel like they have a better understanding for their loved one and that they're glad to know they're not alone.
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