Don’t let the acronym put you off. CBT stands for cognitive behavior therapy. DBT is dialectical behavior therapy. They are two sides of the same coin in the behavioral health realm. Both been scientifically proven useful for mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, sleep issues and psychotic disorders.
The self-talk therapy explores thinking patterns that lead to self-destructive actions. It is different from traditional psychotherapy because therapists and patients actively work together on problems and specific goals. People using CBT should expect active therapy sessions with homework and daily practice assignments.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, explains CBT in detail in this article by Drs. Ken Duckworth and Jacob L. Freedman.
Gracepoint offers intensive CBT and DBT in both private and group settings. New clients may call for an assessment Monday through Friday during business hours. Existing clients, please ask your therapist or psychiatrist about CBT during your next visit.