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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

If you’ve struggled with any type of mental health disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that may interest you. Anxiety, depression, panic and personality disorders, trauma and OCD are just some of the conditions that dialectical behavior therapy has been proven effective in treating.

DBT is Evidenced-Based

As an evidenced-based therapy, research has demonstrated its effectiveness, and is therefore covered by most insurances. Dialectical behavior therapy is designed to allow individuals to better regulate their emotions, and in doing so, improve their lives and relationships.

Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy

This modality has four main components: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation.

  1. Mindfulness involves learning skills to be aware in the present moment without judgment.
  2. Interpersonal effectiveness includes learning how to navigate relationships while increasing self-respect and getting needs met.
  3. Distress tolerance is learning to self-soothe and manage crises while accepting reality.
  4. Emotional regulation includes learning to reduce vulnerability to emotions by changing emotions.

Implementing these components allows individuals to react more thoughtfully, feel more at peace, and engage in healthier relationships with others.

Are You Interested in DBT?

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Lauren Rodgers is experienced in utilizing DBT as a resource for clients. If this sounds interesting to you, feel free to bring it up in your first session or schedule a free consultation to learn more.

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Lauren Rodgers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Lauren Rodgers Verified by Psychology Today

Lauren Rodgers

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor I am eager to assist you in your path to self-discovery. I’ve received specialized training as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) as well as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).

I have a passion for helping women who struggle with anxiety and codependency find peace and self-love. I provide individual therapy for teens (14+), millennials, college students, and adults. Let’s discuss your goals during your free consultation.


Do you have questions about therapy? We are here to answer your questions and show you how therapy can enhance your life. Use the link to view our calendar and schedule your free consultation now!

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