Blueprint Mental Health specializes in Adolescent DBT. If you’re looking for a NJ DBT Therapist for you or your child, call (908) 256-6965 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout life, we experience events and interactions that make us feel and behave in certain ways. This is typical. For example, a teenager may experience a breakup and cry.
Some individuals, however, respond to these events, or stimuli, in a more extreme or even erratic manner. The same breakup could lead to intense or even physical fighting, self-harm, abuse of drugs, and so on.
Learning to regulate these emotions is important, and can even benefit all individuals no matter how they respond. One way to learn is DBT.
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1970s to help people whose emotional responses to stimuli were difficult to control and put themselves or others at risk.
PsychCentral writes, “DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.”
DBT, as a therapy, utilizes a variety of modules, skills, and concepts to return control, and thereby power, to the individual experiencing these emotions.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankel
DBT is based on four major skill modules:
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Distress Tolerance
- Emotion Regulation
Blueprint Mental Health NJ DBT Therapist
Blueprint Mental Health provides outpatient therapy for teens and adults. Through the use of DBT and other therapies, our clinicians work with individuals and their families to overcome various issues, including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Clients learn and practice DBT skills to help them cope with stressors and regain control. We operate out of two locations in Somerset County, New Jersey–Bridgewater and Somerville.