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Arizona Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program

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Aurora Behavioral Health System offers dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) as an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Our DBT Skills IOP Program helps individuals learn to manage their moods better and develop healthy relationships. Patients in our DBT program work on dealing with the emotions, feelings, and stress that they encounter in everyday situations.

Our DBT program takes place in a classroom format. Together, participants learn DBT skills, discuss current obstacles, and receive lessons for at-home practice. We offer our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills IOP Program three days per week. Each program session is open to patients 18 and older in Arizona.

Who should attend a DBT outpatient program?

A licensed mental health professional can help people determine if a person should enroll in a DBT outpatient program. People may want to consult a mental health professional regarding DBT treatment if they:

  • Experience quickly changing emotional highs and lows
  • Feel easily overwhelmed
  • Overreact to daily occurrences
  • Act impulsively
  • Engage in unhealthy relationships and friendships
  • Feel needy or shut-off in relationships

Of course, the above signs do not indicate that a person needs dialectical behavioral therapy. A licensed mental health professional can help the person find the best treatment program for his or her needs.

Benefits of attending a DBT skills program

Dialectical behavioral therapy programs can have a range of benefits. Patients benefits include:

  • Learning about mindfulness and being present
  • Learning how to manage emotional pain in difficult situations
  • Learning how to manage difficult relationships and maintain self-respect
  • Learning how to regulate emotions

Depending on each patient’s unique needs, our team can customize a DBT program to help a patient achieve his or her behavioral health goals.

Getting started at Aurora Behavioral Health System

At Aurora Behavioral Health System, we understand the impact that mental health challenges can have on a person’s life. Our behavioral health professionals have decades of combined experience helping patients manage the effects of trauma, mental health issues, and substance use disorders.

Getting started with a DBT skills IOP program at Aurora Behavioral Health System is easy. If you would like to learn more and find out if our program is the right fit for you or a loved one, please call our team at 877.870.7012 or contact us online. Our team is available to answer questions about our programs 24/7.

If you are ready to take the first step towards treatment, our team can schedule a free mental health assessment for you or a loved one. After a free mental health assessment, our team can make recommendations on the best treatment program for the patient’s unique needs. [Insert Patient Testimonial Slider]

Additional DBT therapy FAQs

What is DBT therapy?

DBT stands for “dialectical behavior therapy.” DBT therapy first started in the 1980s, and the therapy helps patients better regulate their emotions and responses to stress. Additionally, DBT can help patients develop healthy relationships.

What is DBT therapy good for?

DBT therapy is useful for a wide variety of behavioral health needs. Primarily, DBT therapy is most useful for people who struggle with regulating their emotions. These individuals may suffer from substance use disorders, eating disorders, and, in some cases, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT therapy can help people understand the source of their behavioral health challenges. Additionally, DBT therapy can help people understand how their emotional responses to situations impact mental wellbeing. Patients can use the skills they learn in DBT therapy to better manage their emotions.

How does DBT therapy work?

DBT typically occurs in group settings, and patients learn emotion-regulation techniques with peers. Patients engage in role-playing exercises to mimic interactions with others. Also, therapists assign homework that encourages patients to practice emotion-regulation skills in the real world. DBT therapy also involves individual therapy sessions. During individual sessions, therapists help patients learn to cope with the unique challenges in their lives. Many DBT programs also offer a phone coaching component. With phone coaching, a patient can call a therapist when he or she needs help navigating a particular situation outside of a treatment session.

How much does DBT therapy cost?

The cost of DBT therapy depends on the patient’s individual needs and program availability. DBT therapy requires multiple sessions, and sessions typically occur over several months. To learn more about DBT therapy costs, contact our team.

Learn more about DBT intensive outpatient programs near me

Do you have additional questions about DBT therapy? To learn more about DBT therapy and program availability, contact our team online or call us directly at (877) 870-7012.