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The professional therapists at St. Louis DBT, LLC, housed within Gateway Wellness Associates, LLC, offer a comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program for teen and adult clients of all genders.
Here is more about the St. Louis DBT, LLC program:
What We Treat
DBT is effective to treat a wide range of mental health disorders. Our therapists have experience using DBT to treat:
DBT is effective with wide ranging disorders because it focuses on changing behaviors that lead to debilitating symptoms, starting with the most serious. These include:
How to Contact St. Louis DBT
Interested in talking to someone about whether you could benefit from DBT? During your free telephone consultation, you and a therapist will determine whether St. Louis DBT's program will be effective to meet your unique needs. To contact St. Louis DBT, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-932-7415.
Overview of DBT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) provides a framework for all approaches to therapy used at St. Louis DBT. DBT provides a specific set of skills designed to help participants become more mindful, improve ability to handle stress and difficult emotions, and create or maintain healthy relationships.
DBT was first developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington (Read her powerful personal story here). Today, Behavior Tech and The Linehan Institute conduct research, develop protocols and best practices and train practitioners of DBT. All of the St. Louis DBT therapists have post-graduate training in DBT, and St. Louis DBT Owner and Founder Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW is among the first professionals in the country to complete the Linehan Institute’s rigorous DBT certification process, which assures adherent, high-standard DBT skills.
Depending on what stage you are in, you may have individual therapy and group skills classes or individual therapy by itself. To participate in group skills classes, you must be in individual therapy with a St. Louis DBT therapist or your own outside therapist. You and your therapist will decide what is best to help you move forward, starting where you are.
DBT consists of four components. The objectives of these components are to learn and apply skills until they become increasingly automatic in all (or most) areas of your life (e.g., home, school, work, social situations, friendships and intimate relationships).
The goals of these components are to help you:
DBT: A Blend of Approaches
DBT is a blend of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices. Typically, Prolonged Exposure and Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) may be used in conjunction with DBT in order to process trauma or to address anxiety, phobias, nightmares, and avoidance behaviors. In the DBT framework, this blend of approaches helps bring balance to what can often seem like a chaotic life.