If you struggle with borderline personality disorder, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, or other common mental health challenges, see the experts at Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling, a virtual telehealth practice based in Flushing, Queens, New York City. Licensed mental health counselor Michelle Ilyayev, LMHC, and her team offer dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you work through struggles positively. Call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment, or book one online today.

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What is dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)?

DBT is a form of talk therapy that’s highly beneficial for people struggling with intense emotions associated with common mental health challenges. This type of therapy can help you better understand and deal with bothersome emotions and behaviors to achieve happiness and a better quality of life.

What is DBT used for?

Your specialist may use DBT during therapy sessions if you struggle with:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental health challenges

If you have difficulty regulating and managing emotions, DBT may be the solution for you. Your Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling specialist may recommend more than one type of talk therapy to help you achieve outstanding results.

What are the benefits of DBT?

The benefits you can expect after undergoing DBT with the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling team include:

  • Fewer mood swings
  • Reductions in self-harm behaviors
  • Improvements in anger management
  • Less depression
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Sleep improvements
  • Happiness
  • Stronger social support
  • Improved interpersonal relationships
  • Better overall quality of life

To reap the full benefits of DBT, you must be committed to making positive changes to your thoughts and behaviors.

What should I expect during DBT sessions?

During visits with the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling team, a licensed mental health specialist calls you during your scheduled appointment time. They get to know you by asking questions about your lifestyle, medical history, behavior patterns, thoughts, mood, and emotions.

During DBT therapy sessions, your provider works with you to identify troublesome patterns and make changes that help you overcome negative thoughts and emotions. You might chat with them weekly via telehealth for 6-12 months or as long as it takes to experience positive results.

You can meet with your therapist individually, in group classes, or during family or couples counseling sessions. They may incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), or other psychotherapy methods into your treatment plan.

Don’t hesitate to call the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling office anytime you encounter additional mental health challenges or thoughts of self-harm.

To learn more about dialectical behavioral therapy at Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.