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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in NYC

Discover Effective Strategies for Emotional Regulation and Personal Growth at The Compassion Practice

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When Do You Need Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in NYC?

Discover the power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at The Compassion Practice in NYC. Our highly effective treatment approach is designed to help individuals facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Here are some instances when considering Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be helpful:

 Invest in your mental health and well-being. Start DBT at The Compassion Practice in NYC and pave the way to a brighter future.

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Give us a call at (347) 391-0086 to find out more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy in NYC. The Compassion Practice offers Therapy services to Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York. Or click “Get Started Now” to schedule an appointment online with our DBT Therapist today.

Most Common Techniques Used for DBT in NYC

1-Integrating Mindfulness: DBT incorporates mindfulness techniques to cultivate present-moment awareness, acceptance, and non-judgmental observation of thoughts, emotions, and sensations. 

2-Building Distress Tolerance: DBT is a psychotherapy that equips individuals with the skills to tolerate and manage distressing emotions without resorting to self-destructive behaviors. Through self-soothing, distraction, and radical acceptance, individuals learn to navigate crises, cope with intense emotions, and prevent impulsive actions that may worsen their well-being.

3-Regulating Emotions Effectively: DBT enhances emotion regulation skills to identify, understand, and modulate intense emotions. Individuals learn strategies to identify emotional triggers, challenge negative thoughts, regulate emotional reactivity, and cultivate positive emotional experiences, fostering greater emotional stability and resilience.

4-Improving Interpersonal Effectiveness: DBT emphasizes developing effective communication skills, boundary-setting, and relationship-building. Individuals learn to navigate challenging interpersonal situations, express their needs assertively, and establish healthier connections.

1-Mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques involve bringing one’s attention to the present moment without judgment. This technique helps individuals become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and sensations, allowing them to observe and accept them without getting overwhelmed or reactive.

2-Distress Tolerance:

Distress tolerance skills help individuals cope with and tolerate distressing situations without resorting to harmful behaviors. These techniques include distraction, self-soothing, improving the moment, and radical acceptance.

3-Emotion Regulation:

Emotion regulation strategies help individuals effectively identify and manage their emotions. Techniques such as identifying and labeling emotions, exploring the function of emotions, and developing healthier ways of responding to emotional triggers are commonly employed.

4-Interpersonal Effectiveness: Interpersonal techniques focus on improving communication and building healthier relationships. Skills taught in this area include assertiveness training, effective problem-solving, setting boundaries, and navigating interpersonal conflicts.

What Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treat?

1-Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): DBT effectively reduces problematic behaviors and improves overall functioning in individuals with BPD.

2-Mood Disorders: DBT helps manage mood swings, regulate emotions, and reduce post-traumatic stress disorder.

3-Anxiety Disorders: DBT therapy can help individuals with anxiety disorders by developing distress tolerance skills and managing anxious thoughts and emotions.

4-Eating Disorders: DBT addresses emotional dysregulation, body image concerns, and impulsive behaviors associated with eating disorders.

5-Substance Use Disorders: DBT is valuable in substance abuse treatment, providing coping skills, relapse prevention, and emotional regulation strategies.

6-Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors: DBT focuses on distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and alternative coping mechanisms for individuals struggling with self-harm and chronic suicidal thoughts.

7-Relationship Difficulties: DBT enhances interpersonal effectiveness, communication, and boundary-setting for individuals facing relationship challenges.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in NYC Can Transform Your Life

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at The Compassion Practice in NYC has the transformative potential to enhance emotional well-being, cultivate mindfulness, and improve interpersonal skills. Develop effective emotional regulation skills for greater stability.

Developing distress tolerance skills is essential for effectively navigating difficult situations with resilience. This can be achieved by cultivating mindfulness, which fosters present-moment awareness and helps to alleviate stress. Additionally, seeking guidance and support from experienced therapists within a compassionate therapeutic environment can greatly aid in the process of enhancing distress tolerance.

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Why Choose The Compassion Practice for DBT in NYC

Discover the transformative power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at The Compassion Practice in NYC. With our expert therapists and compassionate approach, we offer personalized DBT treatment to help you achieve lasting positive change.

At The Compassion Practice, our team of skilled therapists excels in delivering specialized DBT therapy, providing expert guidance and unwavering support throughout your therapeutic journey. By joining our community, you will connect with individuals on their healing journeys, fostering a supportive network and a profound sense of belonging as you actively work toward transformation.

Meet Our Team of Expert Therapists

Director Founder and Clinical Director

PhD, LMHC, JD, Staff Therapist/Postdoctoral

LCSW, Supervising Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, LSW, ASW, Staff Therapist

Psychology Extern

MSEd,MA,MHC-LP, NCC, Psychology Extern

MA, Psychology Extern


1-What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

DBT is a specialized therapy that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices. It helps individuals develop skills to regulate emotions, cope with distress, and improve relationships.

2-Who can benefit from DBT?

DBT can benefit individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

3-How long does DBT treatment typically last?

DBT treatment duration varies depending on individual needs and goals. It can range from several months to a year or more, with weekly individual therapy sessions, skills training groups, and phone coaching as needed.

4-Is DBT available for both adults and adolescents?

Yes, DBT is effective for both adults and adolescents. Therapists trained in providing DBT can tailor the treatment approach to suit the age and developmental needs of the individual.

5-Are medications prescribed as part of DBT treatment?

While comprehensive DBT treatment does not typically involve medication prescriptions, it can be integrated with medication management provided by a psychiatrist or healthcare professional as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

6-How does DBT differ from other forms of therapy?

DBT differs from other therapies by focusing on specific skills training in areas like emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. It offers a structured and comprehensive approach to address specific challenges.

7-Is DBT covered by insurance in NYC?

Many insurance plans cover DBT treatment, but coverage can vary. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand the specific details of your coverage for DBT services.

8-Can DBT be combined with other forms of therapy or treatments?

DBT can be combined with other therapies or treatments to provide comprehensive care. It can complement other therapeutic approaches, medication management, and holistic practices to support overall well-being.

9-What qualifications should I look for in a DBT therapist in NYC?

Look for therapists who are trained and experienced in delivering DBT. They should have relevant certifications, expertise in treating specific conditions, and a compassionate and supportive approach.

10-How do I get started with DBT at The Compassion Practice in NYC?

To start with the dialectical behavior therapy program at The Compassion Practice, you can contact our clinic directly to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced DBT therapists. They will guide you through the process and discuss your treatment options to regulate your emotions.

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Our therapists practice many evidence-based approaches from a lens of self-compassion and mindfulness. Our clinicians also specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” 

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The Whole You

At The Compassion Practice we recognize that mental health conditions do not define a person. People are more than just a label. Instead, we take a holistic approach to treatment that goes beyond solely mental health. Life happens, and we’re here to help.
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A Note
About Insurance

We focus on providing out-of-network benefits for our clients. We do this to provide the highest level of care for our clients. Our reception team can help you understand and leverage your out of network benefits. Many of our clients are able to get the majority of their therapy costs reimbursed through their insurance’s out of network benefits.

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We are here to serve you! Please contact us and you will be greeted by one of our intake specialists. They can answer your questions about therapy and help you figure out your out of network benefits. Rest assured that you will be completely taken care of!