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1,852 people sought dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Ashley Almeida

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What is your go-to approach for dialectical behavior therapy?

DBT is a wonderful therapy model! My go-to DBT skill is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a priceless skill almost anyone can benefit from.

What tools do you teach in dialectical behavior therapy?

In DBT, I enjoy teaching and empowering folks to use interpersonal effectiveness skills such as DEARMAN (describe, explain, assert, reinforce, mindfulness, appear confident, and negotiate).

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in dialectical behavior therapy?

A client can know they are making progress if they are more effective communicators, have greater emotional tolerance, and can be more mindful of their thinking!

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement dialectical behavior therapy?

Clients can and should engage in a meaningful life outside of DBT! They should work on finding and integrating things into their lives that increase their quality of life.

What should someone do to prepare for starting dialectical behavior therapy?

To prepare for the first DBT session, clients should familiarize themselves with the four domains of DBT and have an idea about what they’d like to work on!

Starting Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)?

At Thriveworks, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) primarily concentrates on assisting individuals in emotion regulation, enhancing interpersonal relationships, and acquiring effective coping strategies for managing stress and emotional difficulties.

How does DBT work?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) targets your personal challenges. You may work with your DBT therapist to maintain diary cards to monitor progress, emphasizing validation and support in the therapeutic relationship. DBT follows a stage-based approach, prioritizing crisis reduction initially and life satisfaction.

What is DBT best used for?

DBT was initially developed to address the needs of individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, its versatile approach has enabled its application to a wide range of mental health conditions, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger issues.

What are the 4 pillars of DBT?

The 4 pillars of DBT are mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.

Is DBT better than EMDR?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) have distinct purposes and aren't inherently superior or inferior to one another. DBT is most effective for managing emotional regulation, personality disorders, and interpersonal challenges, while EMDR is specifically tailored for individuals with trauma-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What's better: CBT or DBT?

The selection between Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) hinges on an individual's distinct requirements and the specific nature of their concerns. CBT is commonly preferred for a broad spectrum of conditions like anxiety and depression, whereas DBT stands out in aiding individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder and challenges associated with emotional regulation.

Is DBT conducted in person or online?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with therapists at Thriveworks in Attleboro, MA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many months is DBT?

The duration of a standard DBT program is typically around 24 weeks, which is roughly six months. The actualnumber of sessions will vary depending on the issues you wish to address.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Attleboro therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Attleboro
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Dave Feb 2024
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It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
Read more It is a very calming and soothing experience, just being able to talk, being able to notice what causes a lot of my emotions. Its been 2 sessions. I feel good! I feel optimistic about my therapy! :) Thank you for your work! :D
Attleboro Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Well organized and my therapist seems great.
Attleboro Jun 2018
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Good first session
Attleboro Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Attleboro is located just off of N Main St. where it intersects with Park St. We currently share a building with Attleboro Friends of Cats among other businesses. Across N Main St. is a larger building where Spooky Games, T & T Nail Salon, and others are located.

Phone number

(508) 406-9434

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
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