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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced with using the DBT framework to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with concepts of acceptance and mindfulness. It was initially developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has since been adapted for other mental health conditions. DBT aims to help individuals develop skills to manage intense emotions, improve relationships, and enhance their overall quality of life.

One of the key features of DBT is its focus on dialectics, which emphasizes the balance between acceptance and change. It recognizes that individuals may have conflicting desires for change while also needing to accept themselves as they are in the present moment. Through this approach, DBT seeks to help individuals find a middle ground by validating their experiences and encouraging personal growth.

The therapy consists of several components, including individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and a consultation team for therapists. Individual therapy sessions provide a safe and supportive space for clients to address specific issues and work on developing personalized coping strategies. Group skills training focuses on teaching practical skills in areas such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

DBT also emphasizes the importance of therapist-client collaboration and the establishment of a strong therapeutic alliance. Therapists aim to balance validation and change strategies, validating clients’ emotions and experiences while also encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives.

Research has shown that DBT is effective in reducing self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and other symptoms associated with BPD. It has also been found helpful for individuals with eating disorders, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. The skills learned in DBT can assist individuals in managing crises, regulating emotions, and improving their relationships.

Overall, DBT is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that provides individuals with practical skills to navigate their emotions and enhance their well-being. By combining acceptance and change strategies, DBT aims to empower individuals to create a life worth living and cultivate a sense of emotional balance.

Calgary Psychologists That Use DBT Therapy

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Kari Adams

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

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Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

Psychologist And Counselling Services in Calgary

We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

Common Mental Health Issues

At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.