Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Substance abuse is a serious problem in the United States with over 100,000 people losing their lives annually from alcohol and drugs. Watching a loved one struggle with a substance abuse problem can be heartbreaking. Fortunately, Spark To Recovery can help. We use a variety of approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy (or DBT) in order to ensure complete recovery.

DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy approach that is particularly suited for patients with deep-rooted substance abuse problems. At Spark To Recovery, you can depend on us to help you recover and lead a normal life once again.

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was formulated by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Dr. Linehan was attempting to develop a treatment protocol that would be suitable for patients with severe psychological problems such that the traditional approaches were rendered ineffective. Using this approach, the counselor utilizes multiple approaches such as individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, and even phone coaching in instances where the patient experiences difficulties out in the real world.

As the patient/therapist engagement continues, trust is built between the two and, typically, even patients with serious substance abuse issues eventually become more malleable to treatment.

What Addictions can Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Treat?

The Importance of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

One of the greatest advantages of DBT is its inherent recognition that some substance abuse patients may take longer to accept that they may have a problem and, often, may resist all attempts at treatment. Using the DBT approach, counselors can get patients to see their destructive behavior and to seek change. Each component of DBT is geared towards a very specific goal. For example, individual therapy frequently seeks to create a safe space where the counselor can guide the patient into accepting that they have a concern. The phone coach component is to give the patient a real-time support mechanism in case they are at risk of relapsing.

When Should You Seek Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Counselors will often recommend DBT in cases where a substance abuse patient has not benefited from other treatment programs. Patients with a history of relapses or those resisting treatment might also benefit from this form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Often, this approach is used with many other traditional approaches to ensure full recovery and a complete change of behavior on the part of the patient.

Begin Treatment with Spark To Recovery’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Services

At Spark To Recovery, you can be certain that your loved one is in good hands. We go out of our way to ensure that our patients recover and that we minimize the chances of relapse. You will be glad to know that we accept a wide range of insurance plans and our rates are very competitive. Throughout the treatment process, you can count on our discretion and understanding.

For more information about dialectical behavioral therapy services, feel free to contact Spark To Recovery today. You can call (888) 915-1103 to schedule a consultation with us.

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