Los Gatos

Dialectical Behavior Therapy near Los Gatos

Full Fidelity Dialectical Behavior Therapy for residents of Los Gatos:  Melinda Carlisle Brackett, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is a trained CBT Therapist and an Intensively Trained DBT Therapist and Skills Trainer who offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy services near Los Gatos.  San Jose DBT  is centrally located in Silicon Valley and our DBT Therapy clients come from all over the Bay area – as far away as San Francisco and  Santa Cruz as well as smaller bedroom communities in cities such as Los Gatos. Additionally, we have a national reputation that often brings inquiries from families and friends of individuals located or moving here who are looking for DBT Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Don’t be fooled by Imitations or Providers that don’t offer DBT programs “BY The Book”! San Jose Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a Full Fidelity Treatment Program:

San Jose Dialctical Behavior Therapy wants to help you be an informed consumer. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a precise treatment for serious emotion regulation disorders that is supported by solid clinical research. Most consumers however, do not know that in order for a DBT program to be effective it needs to be “adherent” or implemented in a way that closely resembles the research model in clinical trials. Only comprehensive DBT programs that incorporate all the critical elements of DBT will be effective. See more about the requirements for an Adherent Full-Fidelity Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was designed to help people manage strong emotions, thinking patterns, and behaviors that cause misery and distress.  DBT works through both DBT Psychotherapy and participation in DBT Skills Training sessions. Dialectical Behavior Therapy combines both cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches to help people understand and change patterns of living that cause suffering.  An evidence-based treatment supported by years of published research, DBT has been shown to be as or more effective than other therapies for the problems mentioned below.

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Who benefits from Dialectical Behavior Therapy?  DBT may be for you if you:

  • find it challenging to manage strong emotions
  • would describe yourself as extremely sensitive
  • have difficulties with relationships, intimacy, or fear abandonment
  • experience frequent rapid mood changes
  • have mixed anxiety and depression
  • engage in self-destructive thoughts or actions

DBT has shown in numerous clinical studies to:

  • enhance motivation and desire to live more fully in your life
  • improve emotion management
  • improve interpersonal relating and communicating
  • decrease self-destructive behaviors
  • enhance your ability to manage crisis

How does Dialectical Behavior Therapy work? >>Learn more here >>

Learn more about Melinda Carlisle Brackett here

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Couple after taking Couples DBT Training Program

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Melinda Carlisle Brackett, MA, MFT, is a CBT & DBT Therapist who offers dialectical behavior therapy in the Los Gatos area. Please call 408-780-1150 or use the email form to schedule your appointment today.