For some of my clients, they have never really learned how to express their emotions. Many of us grew up in families that either had difficulty showing emotions, or the opposite was true, and they showed a lot of emotions. Sometimes the majority of emotions that were expressed involved anger! Either way, it can prevent us from learning how to express emotions in a way that is helpful! We have all had experiences where we have yelled at our spouse, or best friend, or even our kids! Wouldn’t it be nice to learn ways to express ourselves without making people angry, or saying something that we immediately regret saying? I’m ashamed to admit that I have been guilty of that! There is a better way to communicate with others, to get our needs met, and a better way to handle our emotions than taking that stress out on the people closest to us!
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, more commonly known as DBT, is a program that helps people to balance their lives better. DBT is broken down into three main areas of focus: managing emotions, learning how to manage stress better, and improving relationships with others. Learn More about how DBT can help!