As you fight to break free from addiction, it helps to identify the behaviors and patterns that made you vulnerable to substance misuse in the first place. At Gateway Foundation in Carbondale, IL, we offer dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as part of our broad scope of clinical services for addiction. As you recognize and change the emotions, thoughts and behaviors behind substance dependence, you can look forward to real and lasting change.
The goal of dialectical behavior therapy is to achieve core mindfulness and an open, aware and accepting state of mind. During the therapeutic process, you will learn to balance your own needs with the needs of those around you.
Emotional regulation is one of the key objectives of DBT. This concept involves experiencing a wide range of emotions while maintaining perspective and behaving in a way that aligns with your core values. During your DBT sessions, you learn skills for managing extreme emotions, emotional pain and even physical pain. DBT introduces the idea of experiencing intense feelings while remaining rational and calm.
Dialectical behavior therapy is just one of the many services and programs available at Gateway Foundation in Carbondale, IL. When you come to us for help, we take the time to create a personalized, evidence-based program centered on your unique needs. If you would like to learn what you can expect during your time at Gateway Carbondale, contact us online.