Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help people learn a variety of skills and techniques they can use during situations that, in the past had made them feel overwhelmed, anxious and out of control.
Any skill must be learned and then improved upon through practice. It is a truism that applies to anything from playing piano to riding a bicycle. For many people, this also is true about regulating emotions.
Traditional talk therapy can be extremely helpful for people struggling with emotional pain, however DBT takes it a step further. DBT Skills provide individuals with robust coping strategies to help them take control of their lives.
This treatment helps people identify the triggers that lead to reactive emotional states that drive self-destructive and self-defeating behaviors.