At our practice we offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an evidence-based therapy that helps all kinds of mental health issues. DBT-informed treatment can support you on your mental wellness journey.
Here in our Manhattan-based clinic, we work to help adults overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma with DBT. If you’re feeling like you’ve hit a wall in your mental health journey, DBT can help you start to move forward again. DBT can help you learn and practice skills in a supportive environment to build a brighter future.
At its best, DBT offers a path to emotional stability. With the right tools and guidance, it is possible that DBT can help you feel better. When you feel better you naturally move towards living the life.
Lowering the Barrier — Affordable DBT
One of the barriers to doing DBT here in the New York area has been that it can be expensive! DBT in its full form requires both individual and group treatment, and treatment can be costly. Here in our practice, we offer moderate-fee individual sessions ($150) and DBT skills group ($60). Both require a weekly commitment. They work together to help you feel better and gain skills to be more effective in your life. We also offer a discount for people who do both individual and group treatment in our practice ($175 per week) while you are in both modalities, to make accessing the full power of DBT easier. Or, you are welcome to try either individual therapy informed by DBT, or skills group. Being in skills group with Asha Kadir, our DBT specialist, does require that you are in individual therapy, either with Asha or with your own therapist.
Individual DBT Therapy
At our practice, we offer individual therapy sessions tailored to your specific needs and goals. In DBT, individual therapy is a collaborative and empowering process that focuses on teaching skills to navigate life’s challenges. Therapist Asha Kadir will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that incorporates four key areas of focus: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
With these tools you can learn to cope with difficult emotions, improve your relationships with others, and enhance your overall quality of life. DBT therapy can be particularly effective for individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma. It provides concrete skills and strategies to manage these complex and often overwhelming experiences.
In individual DBT therapy, you may work on a variety of techniques to help you achieve your goals. For example, you might practice mindfulness exercises to help you stay present and grounded in the moment when things are difficult. You might also work on the behavior chain analysis process. This can help you better understand how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected. From there you can work to change these patterns in a more positive way.
Overall, individual DBT therapy is a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and work towards your goals. By learning new skills and building your emotional resilience, you can transform your life and thrive. We’re here to support you every step of the way!
DBT Skills Group
In addition to individual therapy sessions, our practice also offers DBT skills group. This is a structured and supportive environment where you can learn and practice new skills alongside others who are working towards similar goals. Unlike individual therapy, DBT skills group is a more interactive and social experience. You can learn from others, share your experiences, and receive feedback from your peers.
In a DBT skills group, you will learn and practice a variety of skills that are designed to help you manage difficult emotions, cope with stress, and build better relationships with others. These skills fall into four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
By incorporating these skills into your everyday life, you can improve your mental health, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and increase your overall quality of life. For example, practicing mindfulness can help you stay present and grounded in the moment, even when things are difficult. Distress tolerance skills can help you manage intense emotions in healthy ways, such as deep breathing or physical exercise. Emotion regulation skills can help you identify and change negative thought patterns that contribute to emotional distress. Interpersonal effectiveness skills can help you communicate more effectively with others and build stronger relationships.
DBT skills examples
Examples of specific skills that aretaught in a DBT skills group include radical acceptance, which involves accepting things as they are, rather than struggling against them. This skill can be particularly helpful when dealing with difficult situations that you can’t change. Other skills might include interpersonal effectiveness strategies, such as how to communicate effectively, set boundaries, and negotiate conflicts in relationships.
Overall, DBT skills group is a valuable and empowering experience. It can help you develop the skills you need to manage difficult emotions, build better relationships, and achieve your goals. We invite you to join our supportive community and discover the power of DBT skills group for yourself.
Benefits of DBT for Adults with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma
DBT therapy offers a range of benefits to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. By providing concrete skills and strategies to manage difficult emotions and relationships, DBT can help reduce symptoms, improve coping skills, and increase social support.
One of the great strengths of DBT is its flexibility and adaptability. Therapists can tailor the treatment to meet the specific needs of each individual and address their unique challenges. Whether you struggle with intense emotions, self-harm behaviors, or relationship issues, DBT can be adapted to suit your needs and help you achieve your goals.
Research also supports the effectiveness of DBT therapy for individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Studies have found that DBT can lead to significant symptom reduction and improved quality of life for individuals with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions.
In addition to symptom reduction, DBT therapy also helps individuals build their coping skills and increase their social support. By learning new skills and practicing them in therapy and real-life situations, individuals can develop the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges with more ease and resilience. This can help improve overall quality of life and reduce the likelihood of relapse or future mental health crises.
Overall, DBT therapy offers a range of benefits to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. By providing tailored and flexible treatment that focuses on building skills and increasing social support, DBT can help individuals achieve their goals and transform their lives.
What is evidence-based treatment and why does it matter?
Choosing an evidence-based treatment like DBT can provide individuals with a sense of confidence and assurance that the treatment they are receiving is effective and supported by scientific research. Evidence-based treatments like DBT have been rigorously tested and proven effective. They offer hope and the possibility of positive change. By choosing an evidence-based treatment, you can trust that they are receiving care that is tailored to their specific needs and supported by the latest research and clinical expertise. This can increase motivation, improve outcomes, and help individuals achieve their goals for mental health and well-being.
Why we provide DBT Therapy
At our practice, we are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate care for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. DBT therapy is an integral part of our treatment approach. Evidence-based strategies and skills to help individuals build resilience, reduce symptoms, and increase social support. Through a combination of individual therapy and skills group sessions, we work closely with you to tailor treatment to your goals. We encourage anyone who may be struggling with these challenges to consider DBT as a potential treatment option. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us for an initial phone call. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey towards greater mental health and well-being.