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  • Honey Dahari, LMFT, MBA

Is DBT Hard to Learn?

DBT, or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, is a form of therapy that can be challenging to learn, but with the guidance of a trained therapist and the support of a group, it can also be very helpful.

While the skills taught in DBT may be complex, and it takes time and practice to fully understand and apply them, a trained therapist and group format can make the process easier. For example, learning mindfulness and emotion regulation skills can be difficult at first, as it requires you to learn to be present in the moment and to identify and change patterns of thinking. Some may find it hard to tolerate distress, so using DBT skills to practice coping with difficult situations can be challenging in the beginning.

However, DBT group therapy provides a supportive environment where you can learn and practice these skills with the guidance of your therapist and the support of other group members. Your therapist will help to explain the skills and guide the group through exercises and discussions, and group members can provide feedback and support to each other as they work on their goals.

Overall, while DBT can be challenging to learn, it can also be very helpful for individuals who are looking to improve their mental health and quality of life.

Want to learn more? Check out the current group offerings, and schedule a 15 minute consultation to discuss your goals and see if groups can help you.

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