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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 Manchester, CT 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 Manchester therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manchester
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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$1

Hear from our clients

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So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Read more So very glad I found her! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Seeing her has been extremely helpful! Highly recommend Becky!
Christine Feb 2024
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Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
Read more Love Becky! Kind, caring, patient, funny. Exactly what I needed! Have HIGHLY recommended her to numerous people.
christine Feb 2024
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Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Read more Felt a good connection with Rebekah on my first visit. Making advances already. I've already recommended her to my closest friends. Terrific location, very convenient.
Christine Dec 2023
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I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Read more I have worked with this talented therapist for several years. She was a colleague of mine at a private non profit mental health agency. I highly respect her professionalism and dedication to quality service.
Manchester Sep 2022
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I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Read more I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Manchester Oct 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manchester is off of Tolland Turnpike. Our office is down the street from Sunoco Gas Station, near Extended Stay America and Best Stay Inn. We share an office space with East Point Business Center and LaPorta Periodontics.

Phone number

(860) 698-4106

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • English
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