How We Treat
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE)
DBT-PE is an adaptation of standard DBT that is specifically designed to treat trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
While standard DBT is highly effective in helping people gain more control over their behaviors and regulate their emotions, additional treatment may be needed to address underlying trauma responses. In DBT-PE, clients initially work with the therapist to establish safety and gain the skills needed to cope with addressing trauma. While continuing in all modes of standard DBT, DBT-PE then addresses memories and beliefs related to the client’s trauma history. This stage takes approximately 3-4 months to complete on average. The final stage of therapy addresses any potential challenges that can arise after treating PTSD.
Being aware of your Feelings through DBT-PE
Managing Emotions and Thoughts with DBT-PE Therapy
Confronting Trauma through DBT-PE Therapy
Is DBT-PE The Right Therapy for me?
DBT–PE provides an effective treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma or PTSD as well as those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, and relationship issues. By combining elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure, DBT-PE offers a comprehensive approach to healing from trauma and creating lasting change in one’s life.