As its name would suggest, the emotion regulation component of DBT focuses on coping with the strong, often negative emotions that come from mental health disorders or traumatic experiences. Clients are taught not to suppress these negative emotions, but to understand them and accept them. With this acceptance, clients can then develop practical techniques for responding healthily and appropriately to distress and becoming less susceptible to especially painful emotional states.
At Solara Health, we help clients practice the four components of DBT during both individual therapy and group therapy sessions. Individual therapy allows for focused one-on-one attention with expert clinicians; group therapy fosters a safe, judgment-free space for clients to come together with peers to explore their experiences and practice both emotional and social techniques. The result is a breaking away from impulsive behaviors and damaging thoughts that leads to stronger relationships, increased emotional strength, and lasting psychological healing.
For more information about dialectical behavior therapy, or about other treatments offered at Solara Health, please contact us.