Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an innovative and evidence-based program for individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their lives and are having difficulty dealing with ensuing behaviors.
The DBT program teaches skills that help to prevent impulsive behaviors that may result in self-harm, ineffective communication with family and friends, and less satisfying interactions in the community.
The skills of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance taught in DBT are designed to prevent psychiatric hospitalization and frequent utilization of psychiatric emergency care services.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults (18+) and adolescents (ages 13-18) is offered at our Marshfield and Quincy locations. Children (ages 9-12) in DBT treatment are seen in the Marshfield office.
To learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, please call Lawrence Kahn at 781.834.7433, or call our intake department at 617.847.1914.