"The treatment stages of DBT are designed to move people through a process of building lives worth living"
Marsha M. Linehan, Psychologist & Creator of DBT
WHAT IS DBT?
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that combines various forms of therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. DBT was developed in the 1980s by psychologist Marsha Linehan. The underlying idea behind DBT is that some people are more prone than others to react in a more intense manner in a wide variety of emotional situations. The main goal of DBT is thus to help people understand and accept such reactions, and ultimately provide them with different strategies to regulate their emotions.