Striking the Balance Between Acceptance and Change

At Innerspace Counseling in Old Bridge, we use a technique known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which was developed in the 1970s to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. Since then, research has shown that it is extremely effective in treating a wide range of mental health and substance-related issues. DBT focuses on increasing awareness by noticing thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, and then strengthening attention back to the present moment.

With unique treatment protocols and individualized treatment planning, our clients are able to take control of their intense emotions and focus on what is important to them.

Some of the issues that DBT is known to treat include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder behavior
  • Panic attacks
  • Rumination
  • Self-harming and suicidal tendencies
  • Substance abuse

Through the techniques of DBT, our clients will learn a variety of skills including:

  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • How to walk the middle path
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Mindfulness

To learn more about our unique approach to mental health, contact Innerspace Counseling and schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified therapists.