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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed to treat people who have trouble regulating their emotional responses. The theory behind DBT is that some people react in a more intense manner toward certain emotions. For these individuals, experiencing emotions can feel overwhelming and it can take a significant amount of time to move past difficult experiences or interactions.

Many people who struggle with emotional regulation feel like no one understands and have been called “too sensitive” or “overly emotional.”

DBT is a method for teaching skills that will help people to cope with overwhelming emotional responses. The four sets of skill taught in DBT are: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation. Through learning these skills, people can learn self-regulation, how to better manage their emotions and how to improve interpersonal interactions.

To schedule a consultation, please call: 202-656-3376 or email: annie@anniemillertherapy.com. You can also contact Annie via her website: anniemillertherapy.com

Fees and Insurance Information

Psychotherapy Consultation – $160 due at the end of your session.

You will receive an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

New client forms

Forms will be emailed after you schedule your first appointment.