Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) focuses on how social factors affect thoughts and actions. The theory is that some people have more intense and unpredictable responses to emotional events. It helps people recognize and eliminate negative beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors. People also learn coping skills that help them manage intense emotions.
At Sanctum wellness and healing, our therapists use this approach in various counseling situations to assist program participants as well as their families. Examples include:
Family-based therapy for problematic relationships
Parent training to help reestablish connections with adult children suffering from addiction
Cravings management helps with relapse prevention
Peer group formation for successful relapse prevention