Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was developed to help those struggling with strong emotions to develop new skills so that they could have healthier and connected relationships. One of the primary premises of DBT is that you are doing the best you can while you may also need to make changes (build skills) in order to cope with challenging experiences and emotions more effectively. The approach is non-judgmental and validating.
If you’re feeling stuck, a DBT therapy group can help you better manage mood or behavior instability; poor self-image; negative, judgmental or rigid thinking; and relationship issues. Therapists and clients work together to balance change with acceptance. DBT builds on your strengths so that you can feel better about yourself and your life. Working together, we will emphasize change and skill-building while validating your experiences and helping you create a life worth living. You will identify what is important to you, as well as how to experience your emotions fully in a safe way, feel heard by others and get your needs met in relationships.
Learning DBT skills will help you:
1) Learn how to respond to your emotions effectively instead of reacting
2) Learn and practice effective interpersonal communication skills to improve all your relationships
3) Gain confidence to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and to say “no” to others when needed
4) Discover how to fully enjoy each moment of your life, even when you are feeling overwhelmed
If you are reading this, you are struggling. Your relationships are off, you feel lost at work, and you might even feel lost in your life. You may look around and wonder why everything feels so wrong, but you can’t seem to fix it. It’s gotten to the point where most, if not all aspects of life are unnecessarily hard and you don’t know why. You just know you need help.
It doesn’t need to be like this and if you are reading this, you know that. There are solutions and here at Eddins Counseling Group, we know that you are not alone in what you feel and we help people like you every day. From your perspective, it looks like there is no way forward, out of this mess, and away from these feelings, but there is.
You are not broken, you are not “not enough”, and there is a way forward. Your pain, fear, anger, sadness, loss it’s all a part of you, but it is not you. It is not your life. It is not all that you have.
ECG is not your “usual” therapist office that sits back, stares, and nods while occasionally asking the age-old question “How does that make you feel?” While it is a question, it’s not the only one. We are an active participant and guide on your healing journey and we will fit you and your situation with the right counselor for you, not the schedule for us.
We understand that this is hard for you and we will support you every step of the way because you are never alone. You are merely stuck. You have worked really hard to build up your life and we think it’s time you get to live it.