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October 18th, 2020

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy


What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a type of therapy that assists in providing support for two elements at once. It combines the core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works to use thinking to change feelings. Whereas Mindfulness provides the acceptance of feelings and thoughts together.

DBT is a true combination of the “I am doing the best I can” with the “I need to do better”. DBT is particularly helpful for those who have difficulty regulating their emotions. This evidence-based therapy tool is helpful for adults and youth. Many have reported success by blending the acceptance strategies of Mindfulness with the change elements of CBT.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy supports:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • borderline personality disorders
  • emotional instability
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse

Our Psychotherapists at Ohana Wellness Clinic

Conveniently located in the heart of Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ohana has a diverse team of therapists offering DBT therapy. Choose to work with either a Registered Social Worker or a Registered Psychotherapist. Ready to Get Started? Call (416) 820 8588 or email our Psychotherapist Intake Coordinator at to arrange a free “Meet and Greet” appointment. Psychotherapy appointments available virtually, by phone, or in-person at our west end Toronto location.

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