Mile High Behavioral Health

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231

To contact us:

Phone: (303) 960-6249

Fax: (303) 537-6923

E-mail: mhbh@mhbhonline.com

What is Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes a behavioral, problem-solving focus and an acceptance-based strategy.† DBT focuses on skills training, motivational enhancement, generalization, and the reinforcement of adaptive behaviors. DBT emphasizes balancing behavioral change, problem solving and emotional regulation with validation, mindfulness, and acceptance.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open awareness to the present. Mindfulness helps an individual observe their thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness also helps an individual to live in the moment and not dwell on the past or be overly focused on the future.

What is Distress Tolerance?

Distress tolerance is a personís capacity to experience and withstand negative psychological states. Distress tolerance can also be the willingness of a person to tolerate intense negative affect without resorting to impulsive behaviors.

What is Emotional Regulation?

Emotional regulation is a way that individuals intentionally and unintentionally influence the emotions they experience. Emotional regulation as a technique increases awareness of the influences of emotions as well as identifying and labeling emotions.

What is Interpersonal Effectiveness?

Interpersonal effectiveness is used to help solve problems through balancing priorities and demands, wants and should, and building self-respect.

What is The Middle Path?

The Middle Path is a treatment option for adolescents. This helps them to balance change with acceptance and to recognize when a behavior crosses boundaries. The Middle Path helps with practicing looking at all sides of a situation/ all points of view and accepting that different opinions can be valid even if you do not agree with them.