What to look for in a Dialectical Behavioural (DBT) therapist?

The first thing to look for in a DBT therapist is someone who has been trained in the approach. There are many therapists who claim to use DBT, but not all have been trained in the specific protocol. It is important that you find a therapist who knows how to use the skills effectively and can help you apply them to your own life. Another thing to consider when choosing a DBT therapist is whether or not they have experience treating your specific condition. DBT has been shown to be effective for treating a variety of mental health conditions, but not all therapists have experience with all types of disorders. Make sure to ask about a therapist’s experience in treating your particular condition before you commit to working with them. Finally, it is important to find a DBT therapist who you feel comfortable with. Therapist-client relationships are important in any type of therapy, but they are especially crucial in DBT. You need to feel safe and supported by your therapist in order to be able to effectively work on your issues.

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