Dialectical Behavior Therapy | DBT Treatment in San Jose & Silicon Valley

One form of treatment that I have been intensively trained in and offer is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We offer a comprehensive DBT program in San Jose. So what is DBT? DBT is an empirically-validated, comprehensive treatment approach for individuals whose emotions take hold of them and often causes them to do or say things that can create major problems and make matters worse.

Through a multi-pronged approach of individual therapy, skills training group classes, and telephone skills coaching, individuals in DBT learn more skillful ways to regulate their emotions, improve relationships, become more aware of life and what’s actually going on around them, learn to bear the inevitable pain and distress in life skillfully, and ultimately, build a “life worth living”.

We offer a fully comprehensive DBT program which is supported by an intensively trained DBT consultation team. If you're a person who tends to react to situations instead of responding, who's characterized as being "emotional", or a person who feels like their behaviors are dependent upon their ever changing emotional state, then DBT may be the right therapy for you.

Through balancing acceptance and change, we arrive at the dialectic in DBT. Over time through individual therapy and learning the skills of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance, clients are able to manage strong emotions and gain control over their behaviors that are making their life situations unpleasant.

For information and schedules for our DBT adult groups and DBT adolescent groups in San Jose, please click here

More information about DBT

There's an enormous amount of solid empirical research backing up DBT as a treatment method. To read some of the published research articles, please visit Marsha Linehan's Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics website at the University of Washington.

Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder (TARA) has put together a wonderful manual on the "guidelines for choosing a DBT Therapist" which includes an outline of DBT, how it's practiced, DBT treatment targets, etc.

Marsha Linehan's Behavioral Tech has also put together an informative FAQ on DBT that can be found here.