Iowa City DBT for Adults
What is Iowa City DBT for Adults?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults is an evidence-based treatment created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It was originally created for the treatment of borderline personality disorder – a disorder characterized by highly suicidal behaviors, self-harm, and intense, out-of-control emotions. DBT has now proven effective in treating a wide array of mental health disorders – personality disorders, chronic depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictions. Nystrom's Iowa City Clinic is a certified DBT provider by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
How Can Iowa City DBT for Adults Help?
If you or someone you know has seen little improvement with other therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) could be a great option. DBT is a specialized form of therapy renowned for its effectiveness in helping people manage overwhelming emotions, enhance interpersonal relationships, tolerate stressful situations, and foster self-acceptance. Through a combination of mindfulness practices, emotional regulation techniques, distress tolerance skills, and effective communication strategies, DBT offers a comprehensive toolkit tailored to your unique circumstances.
By engaging in DBT therapy, you can embark on a journey of self-exploration, forge meaningful connections, and cultivate a more balanced and fulfilling existence while being equipped with the right tools to navigate life's challenges.
What Our Program Entails
Our DBT Program is run by trained professionals with a passion to help clients create a life worth living. The Adult DBT program at Nystrom and Associates has been certified by the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services as an adherent, standard DBT program. Our certified DBT program includes all of the components of treatment included in DBT: weekly individual therapy, weekly skills training group, access to after-hours DBT phone coaching, and a DBT consultation team of committed and trained DBT therapists.
Our DBT skills groups cover four main modules:
Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment. Mindfulness skills help us to experience our current environment, sensations, feelings, and thoughts in a non-judgmental way. Mindfulness can help when distracted and overwhelmed. Mindfulness helps to reduce misery and increase our capacity for joy and hope.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills help to reduce painful and chaotic relationships. Interpersonal effectiveness skills teach clients how to ask for what they want or need and say no to unwanted requests – all while maintaining or improving the quality of their relationships and maintaining their self-respect.
Emotional regulation skills help to reduce painful, unwanted emotions. Clients learn how to live more effectively with their emotions – how emotions work, how to manage them more effectively, and how to reduce sensitivity to emotions.
Distress tolerance skills help clients get through difficult and painful moments without making things worse. Distress tolerance skills include crisis survival skills as well as skills to help tolerate and accept pain in a more effective way.
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If you or someone you love is suffering from psychiatric disorders, there is hope. Life with a mental disorder does not have to be a daily struggle. Discover the world of difference treatment can make for you as well as your loved ones.
Call Nystrom & Associates today at 320-460-8028 or click the button below to get started.
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About Iowa City, IA
Iowa City, officially the City of Iowa City, is a city in Johnson County, Iowa. It is the home of the University of Iowa and county seat of Johnson County, at the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area.