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DBT in Austin

Different types of talk therapy are used as part of addiction treatment and mental health care. One approach to talk therapy is dialectical behavioral therapy or DBT.

At Ava Recovery, we are a leading Austin DBT therapy center. In our Austin dialectical behavioral therapy program, clients work with expert providers to learn how to develop healthy coping mechanisms, regulate emotions, and cope with stress.

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What is Talk Therapy?

Dialectical behavioral therapy is a variation of talk therapy. Talk therapy is also referred to as psychotherapy. 

Broadly, in talk therapy, you work with a therapist in your sessions and talk through experiences and feelings. A therapist might discuss with you previous trauma and psychiatric symptoms so they can then begin to create a plan for you. You can resolve your issues verbally, and you can also create a new path for yourself, working through disorders that have otherwise disrupted your quality of life and daily activities.

Talk therapy sessions can include:

  • Working to gain a better understanding of your emotions.
  • Overcoming insecurities or self-esteem issues.
  • Identifying things that are preventing you from having optimal mental health.
  • Processing traumatic experiences in your life.
  • Stopping unhealthy habits.
  • Identifying triggers.
  • Discussions about changes in lifestyle.
  • Learning coping mechanisms for stress. 

Talk therapy is an open-ended dialogue, and the overarching goal is usually to address a particular problem you’re dealing with, such as addiction or a mental health condition.

There are five primary categories of talk therapy which include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Holistic or integrative therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a modified version of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Ava Recovery is a leading provider of DBT in Austin. We work with clients from around Texas and the country to help them overcome addiction and mental health disorders and live a self-directed life.

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What is
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical behavioral therapy has specific goals, which are:

  • Teaching you how to live in the moment.
  • Helping you find healthy ways to deal with stress.
  • Emotional regulation.
  • Improvement of your relationships with other people.

Created to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT has since been adapted for treating other mental health conditions. Specifically, DBT tends to be helpful if you struggle with emotional regulation or you engage in self-destructive behaviors, including substance misuse. DBT can also be used to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

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What Are the Benefits of DBT?

DBT is beneficial for people who experience intense emotions because it helps them understand how their thoughts impact their behaviors and emotions.

The word dialectical means combining opposing concepts or ideas, so with DBT, you can begin to focus on accepting your life and your behaviors as they are, but you can also learn how to change your life and behaviors that don’t serve you well.

Your therapist can work with you to resolve what can appear as a contradiction between a sense of self-acceptance and the change needed that will bring positive effects into your life.

The critical points of DBT are:

At Ava Recovery, along with DBT in Austin, we offer many other approaches to therapy, such as EMDR and trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, inner-child psychotherapy, and more. Having these different approaches available helps us to tailor each person’s treatment plan to their exact, unique needs.

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The Stages of DBT

Four stages of treatment are part of dialectical behavioral therapy.

During stage 1, you begin addressing your most significant self-destructive behaviors. Next, as you move into stage 2, you’re addressing the things most affecting your quality of life, like your distress tolerance and ability to regulate intense emotions.

Stage three encourages a focus on issues related to your relationships with others and your self-esteem.

By stage four, you’ll begin to explore strategies to make the most of your life, experience the greatest levels of happiness, and pursue the goals you have for your life.

Particular strategies that can be part of the steps of a treatment plan include:

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How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is Used in Addiction Treatment

DBT for addiction treatment is rooted in evidence. Research shows that it’s an effective way to help treat substance use disorders that co-occur with mental health disorders. In several clinical trials, DBT has been shown to be effective in treating people who haven’t responded to other substance use disorder treatments.

When you’re working through the process of DBT, you can start to commit to remaining substance-free and also strengthen your motivation to change. You look at addiction and relapse as a problem that needs to be solved. You can become more aware of the negative consequences stemming from your substance use.

Ava Recovery is one of the leading evidence-based providers of DBT in Austin. Our private luxury facility is a safe respite located in the heart of Texas.

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