DBT

DBT is a therapy which was pioneered by a woman with her own struggles, and was initially designed to help women who were self-harming and suicidal.  It is most commonly applied to people with a diagnoses or traits of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  Yet, its application has been expanded so much that it is now even used in elementary schools and high schools in their regular programming.  It is a cognitive therapy and helps people by teaching them the following skills:

 

a) mindfulness (being more mindful);

b) emotional regulation (managing emotions or improving dysregulation);

c) interpersonal effectiveness (learning to interact more effectively with others, and

d) distress tolerance (coping with distress)

Pleasee contact me if any of these topics feel like a fit.