Learn About DBT For a Loved One

Learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and find resources for yourself if you have a loved one who might benefit from practicing DBT.

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To hear recorded skills coaching by phone for all of these skills, please call the Mann’s Life Worth Living Line at 410-938-5060.


DBT Testimonials

“The reason I choose to use my DBT skills is because I find it helpful in life. I believe I improved because if I was still at home, I would take my anger out on my family and punch holes in the wall. Now, I just use my DBT skills to have a better outcome.” – Paul E.

“In the past six months, I have completed one session of DBT skills class. The skill that has helped me the most would be interpersonal effectiveness, because when I first got here, I had no idea how to tell my parents how upset I was so I would just lash out. Now I can use these skills to tell them how I am feeling, why, and properly cope with the situation.” – Sarah S. 

"Mindfulness and Wise Mind, being in the moment, focusing on it right then and there, using interpersonal effectiveness to handle things appropriately." – Desiree N.

"Mindfulness - thinking of something calming and soothing even though you have other worries to think of.  It's a lot easier to think of one thing at a time." – Mia V.