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Welcome to Park Mental Health San Diego, where we have experienced trained therapists performing life-changing therapy techniques such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
DBT is the first-line treatment for BPD and has been shown to reduce the need for medications and medical care by up to 90%.
DBT has been found to reduce the rate of suicide attempts by 50% compared to non-behavioral therapy by community experts.
At least 135 million people worldwide will suffer from severe problems with emotion regulation in their lifetime and need DBT.
Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of talking therapy, modified from the effective therapy techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. DBT has been specifically formulated to treat individuals who suffer from highly intense emotions.
The aim of DBT is for the therapist to help individuals:
The word “Dialectical” refers to an individual trying to understand how two situations, which seem like complete opposites, could both be true. For example, changing your current behavioral patterns and accepting yourself for who you are may feel somewhat contradictory. Dialectical Behavior Therapy will teach you to achieve both of these goals simultaneously.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy would generally involve an hour of one-to-one therapy each week. The therapy techniques have evolved to become an evidence-based psychotherapy approach used to treat many mental health conditions and addictions.
DBT uses three types of therapy techniques to teach individuals four core vital skills to live life to the fullest. Depending on the therapist, they may use various techniques, making DBT so effective. These four essential skills sets are:
Learning how to regulate your emotions is a vital skill that you will be taught as part of DBT. Individuals will learn to recognize and further accept their feelings when they come without any judgment. Individuals will learn to stop allowing their adverse emotions to take over their lives and then act impulsively at that specific moment and therefore cause any repossessions.
Individuals who have or are still learning to regulate their feelings and emotions can further aid them when dealing with conflict while effectively communicating. Together, these vital skills will significantly increase interpersonal effectiveness and interact with others freely.
Mindfulness will involve individuals learning to be aware and accepting of what is currently happening around them. This can further aid you in learning to notice and accept your feelings and thoughts without judgment. Living in the moment can have increased positive outcomes for individuals’ awareness of their bodies and how they are entirely in control of their own emotions.
This skill set involves allowing yourself to feel intense emotions such as grief or anger without further acting impulsively or reverting to old coping skills that would have been highly destructive, such as self-harming or substance abuse.
Living with a mental health illness or addiction makes life much harder to deal with. Reaching out for help is the most challenging step yet; you can become overcome with a range of emotions; however, if you have been considering trying out dialectical behavior therapy, there are a variety of ways to make this specific therapy technique as successful as possible.
One of the most significant indicators to medical professionals to whether an individual will be successful is the willingness to practice and implement the skill sets they have learned out of their therapy session.
Continue to work on yourself while in between therapy sessions. Leaning does not finish once your therapy session is over. You must work hard for yourself every day, continue learning, continue adapting and implementing those vital skillsets into your life.
You need to be 100% mentally committed to practicing the skill sets, not just learning them. It would help if you practiced integrating them into your life until they become part of your natural routine.
You will need to be open with yourself to live and think differently. I can often, in the beginning, be somewhat uncomfortable, challenging, and mentally painful at times, but it will 100% be worth it in the long run.
Learn to trust your loved one and long-term friends who have supported you from the start. Even having a support team, even if it is just one person, having a support team can help you immensely when you are feeling at your lowest. They will be the people who are always in your corner, pushing you and cheering you on to overcome your challenges.
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Being addicted to any illicit or prescribed drug can completely tear your life apart. Here at Park Mental Health, we have a range of therapies, rehab programs, and medication to help get you back onto the road to recovery.
Family therapy is a branch of psychology that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of interaction systems between family members.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a talking therapy that can help manage your problems by changing the way you think & behave. Commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental & physical health problems.
Dialectical behavioral therapy is evidence-based psychotherapy. There is evidence that DBT can help treat mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use.
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the patient in one type of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye rapid movement.
Here at Park Mental Health in San Diego, we have a range of therapy treatments available to suit you and your family’s specific needs.
Mental health disorders and addiction can take their toll on your mental, physical and emotional health. If left untreated, it can leave you feeling helpless, as if you have fallen into a black hole in which there is no return. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The medical professionals here at Park San Diego have decades of research and evidenced-based treatments to specifically create each and every one person a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Admitting to yourself that you need help and actively going out of your way to get yourself help is the hardest part of your journey. Once you have contacted a member of our team, you will never again be alone in your journey to recovery. Alongside your loved ones, you will have either a therapist or a psychiatrist by your side every step of the way. Besides emotionally supporting you when you find the treatment challenging, they will continually assess your progress to ensure that your treatment does not need altering to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment.
Let’s break the cycle and get you back to thriving in life once again.
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