Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.”

(Resource: https://behavioraltech.org/res…)

Marianne Riley, LCPC is a DBT-Certified Psychotherapist

DBT consists of:

  • Skills-training sessions
  • Individual sessions
  • Phone coaching

DBT works best with, but not limited to:

  • Suicide ideation/gestures
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Overwhelming Emotions
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression

DBT Skills Group for Adults (18-up, males and females)

Begins December 3rd, 2018, 6pm-7pm

This group is aimed at helping individuals regulate their emotions, respond effectively, reduce impulsivity and self destructive behaviors, as well as monitor, manage and reduce problematic symptoms.

The group is 10-week group and meets every Monday from 6-7pm. The group covers the following modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

The group’s targeted population is for those with:

  • suicidal ideation and/or attempts
  • self harm behaviors
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • disordered eating
  • substance abuse
  • overwhelming emotions (intense emotions)
  • impulsive behavior
  • anger
  • and emotional dysregulation

Create a life worth living.



10 N. Jefferson Street Suite 203
Frederick, MD 21701

mariannerileypsychotherapy@gmail.com
(240) 547-7636

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