Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT TherapyDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach. The goal is to teach both problem-solving and skill building using acceptance based strategies.

How Does DBT Help?

Ultimately individuals will be able to identify how particular behaviors cause problems by better understanding the types of situations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lead to these problems. They will also learn how new behaviors and skills can be used to prevent problem behaviors from ever occurring.

Who Benefits from Dialectic Behavioral Therapy?

DBT focuses on decreasing misery and distress with the use of four core skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.  Individuals that benefit most from DBT tend to be dual or multi-diagnosed, and can be struggling with any number of behavioral health issues.  DBT has een proven in clinical studies to be very effective in treating individuals with substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, or domestic violence trauma.

Can I Benefit from DBT?

The only way to know the answer to this question is to enroll in a program that has master’s or doctorate level therapists who have had training on DBT methods.  New Dawn has both certified addiction counselors and master’s level therapists that are experienced in diagnosing and treating individuals who may benefit from DBT therapy.


We are a local Detox and drug and alcohol treatment provider, with program locations servicing areas in Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova and Placer County, California. To find out more about how we can help, Contact Us today or fill out the contact form in the right margin.