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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


What does “dialectical” mean? Being dialectical means that there can be more than one way to see something and that the these different viewpoints can coexist and be true at the same time, even if they are in opposition to each other.  Learning to be dialectical can be an amazingly effective way of looking at life.  It is not about right and wrong, it is learning to be effective.     


What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly-effective, evidence-based therapy initially indicated to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), self-injurious behaviors, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.  Today it is used to treat many mental health conditions.  


We offer a comprehensive (a.k.a. adherent) DBT program which includes:

  • Weekly Consultation Team meetings which are held on-site at HHC by Dr. Louk for HHC DBT providers interested in learning DBT and providing adherent DBT.  Through these meetings, support is provided for case consultation, along with on-going training that keeps counselors informed with the burgeoning field, as well as counselor superivsion.  
  • Individual Therapy is provided usually weekly or more if required. The frequency of individual care is decided on a case-by-case basis.
  • Weekly Skills Training in a group setting is held weekly in a beautiful conference room with a flat screen TV that is connected to the internet and allows for awesome teaching resources. For more information on Skills Training Groups click here.  
  • Phone Coaching is a unique service provided by a DBT counselor. Since crises are not scheduled, phone coaching assists clients in learning to practice their skills in real time when the crisis strikes.  
  • Our team participates in the DBT-Listserv where consultation with other DBT practitioners can be sought and the most up-to-date material is shared among DBT professionals across the world.   
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