Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy that helps people build healthier coping mechanisms and emotional stability. It aims to reduce self-destructive behaviours and improve emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal functioning. DBT involves skills training in four main areas: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Conditions treated with DBT:

DBT is often used in conjunction with other therapies and has been applied successfully to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse

How DBT Works:

The therapy teaches clients to understand, accept, and effectively manage their emotions, build resilience, and develop healthier ways of responding to life’s challenges. It focuses on a balanced approach between acceptance (validation) and change (cognitive and behavioural strategies).

Benefits of DBT:

  • Enhanced emotional stability
  • Improved relationships and communication skills
  • Increased mindfulness and self-awareness
  • Better coping strategies for stress and difficult emotions
  • Reduced impulsive behaviours


If you’re ready to take control of your emotional well-being, improve your relationships, and develop essential coping skills, GCPC is here to support you. Our dedicated team of psychologists is committed to helping you build mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. DBT empowers you to manage overwhelming emotions and navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience. By reaching out, you’re taking a courageous step toward a brighter and more balanced future.