Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Recovery Ways offers dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you cope with stress, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships. In short, dialectical behavior therapy in UT is effective in addiction recovery and managing borderline personality disorders. We provide dialectical behavior therapy at our addiction treatment center in Utah.

Through DBT, we can help resolve your emotional and mental conflict to bring about positive changes in your behavior and lifestyle. Furthermore, treatment often includes early-stage sessions with your treatment specialist in one-on-one and support group settings. To find out more about dialectical behavior therapy in UT, contact Recovery Ways today. 

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?A group of men take part in dialectical behavioral therapy in UT

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based form of treatment that helps you develop practical coping skills for mental disorders. Since behavior or personality disorders are what often lead to addiction, we address these disorders to ensure a successful addiction recovery. 

Your dialectical behavior therapy sessions are interactive. As such, your participation is crucial for your therapy to be successful. While you may start apprehensive, you will eventually master your therapy techniques, as your treatment specialist guides you through every stage. Therapy sessions usually have four steps: 

Stage One: Controlling Behaviors

You identify the destructive behaviors that are affecting you and others. Your therapist teaches you how to control your actions that cause harm. Then, they provide strategies that help you manage impulses that lead to these behaviors.

Stage Two: Talking About Emotions

Your therapist helps you talk about your emotions and coping with the underlying issues that may be bottled up. In doing this, they can help you work through traumatic experiences or circumstances with which you’ve been struggling. Moreover, by talking about your emotions, you remove obstacles to true healing. 

Stage Three: Problem-Solving

You can collaborate with your therapist to find solutions to problems in your life. You can also learn to solve problems, which helps you to navigate all areas of your life successfully. Additionally, you discover how to think more rationally as situations arise. 

Stage Four: Reconnecting

Has your addiction or disorder alienated you from family, coworkers, or friends? Then DBT can help you reconnect. Additionally, you can improve your communication skills and work out any detachment issues. You can learn how to foster healthy relationships with those around you. 

How Does DBT Benefit You?

DBT is a form of talk therapy in which you engage with your treatment specialist in an individual or group setting. Moreover, the purpose of dialectical behavior therapy in UT is for you to address and discuss what is going on inside you. At the same time, your therapist gives you strategies for dealing with it. Additionally, this form of therapy presents several benefits, including:

  • You can finally identify what is causing your internal struggles
  • DBT reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and anger
  • Your therapist can teach you how to stop engaging in harmful behavior
  • DBT directly addresses borderline personality disorder
  • It is influential in helping you overcome drug and alcohol addiction

Dialectical behavior therapy is a science-based form of treatment. It has years of research behind it, and real-world observation of previous clients has shown that it works. Therefore, this evidence is why it is an integral part of our addiction treatment program at Recovery Ways. 

Our Addiction Treatment Program in Utah

DBT is a valuable component in a comprehensive addiction treatment program that also includes: 

Your Road to Recovery Starts Here

If you are ready to start your treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, then we are here to help you every step of the way. Recovery Ways offers detox, rehab, and aftercare as a part of dialectical behavior therapy. To find out more about your treatment options, call us at 888.986.7848.