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852 people sought dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help in New Jersey 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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How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in dialectical behavior therapy?

Meaningful progress in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) often becomes evident when clients demonstrate a shift in how they relate to their emotions and experiences. They begin to practice radical acceptance, acknowledging and accepting the present moment without judgment. This allows them to live in the present and appreciate even the not-so-pleasant aspects of life. Additionally, clients may start to manage their emotions more effectively. They learn to validate their feelings without negativity, allowing them to navigate difficult situations with greater self-compassion and resilience. Finally, a hallmark of progress is the ability to self-coach through challenges. Clients begin to utilize skills learned in therapy to “hype themselves up” with positive self-talk, replacing negative self-criticism with supportive inner dialogue.

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

Clients can really boost their progress in DBT by practicing the skills we learn in therapy between sessions. Think of it like building muscle memory for your emotions; ideally, you want to work toward being able to practice these skills without thinking. So, if we worked on “wise mind” thinking, you could try catching yourself when you're getting super emotional and take a step back to see the situation more clearly. Or, maybe you practiced mindfulness exercises in therapy – those are great to do at home too! Just a few minutes of focusing on your breath can help you stay present and manage stress in the moment. Remember, DBT is all about building a toolbox for your emotional well-being. The more you practice these skills on your own, the stronger and more confident you'll feel!

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

To prepare for your first DBT session, take a deep breath and know therapy is a safe space to explore your challenges. There's no pressure to have all the answers. Coming with an open mind and willingness to participate are key. If it helps, jot down some thoughts or situations where you feel you could benefit from DBT skills. Maybe it's managing intense emotions or navigating difficult relationships. Sharing these things can help us get started and make the most of our first session together.

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 Newark, NJ 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.
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Our Newark therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Newark
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Talk therapy

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

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Psychiatry

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$1

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newark is located off of Chestnut St, just west of Independence Park. Our building is neighbored by No Pão at Café Caffé and Ibituruna Insurance Agency, and is across the street from Maria’s. Parking is available on the west side of the building, and the closest bus stop is Pacific St. at Chestnut St.

Phone number

(862) 500-4813

Languages spoken by NJ providers

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