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Discover Healing and Transformation with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive and evidence-based therapeutic approach originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Today, DBT is widely recognized for its effectiveness in addressing a range of emotional and behavioural challenges. Rooted in cognitive-behavioural techniques, DBT combines acceptance and change strategies to promote holistic well-being.

Core Components of DBT:


  • Develop awareness of the present moment without judgment.

  • Cultivate mindfulness to enhance emotional regulation and reduce impulsivity.

Distress Tolerance:

  • Acquire skills to navigate crises without making impulsive or harmful decisions.

  • Learn to tolerate distressing situations and emotions without escalating them

Emotion Regulation:​

  • Understand and manage intense emotions effectively.

  • Identify emotional triggers and develop strategies for emotional balance.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Enhance communication and relationship skills.

  • Learn assertiveness and boundary-setting to build healthier connections.

How DBT Can Help:

Emotional Regulation:

  • DBT equips individuals with tools to identify, understand, and regulate emotions, fostering emotional stability

Interpersonal Challenges:

  • Improve communication skills and navigate relationships more effectively.

Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours:

  • DBT is particularly effective in reducing self-harming behaviours and preventing suicidal thoughts.


  • Address and manage addictive behaviours through a combination of acceptance and change strategies.


Individual Therapy

  • Receive personalised DBT sessions with skilled therapists to address specific challenges.

  • DBT works best when individual sessions are combined with weekly skills group sessions that can be run online or in person in Australia.  Michael Edward Psychology is proud to partner with the Australian DBT Institue for the provision of these groups.  Further information can be found on their website 

Begin Your Journey to Transformation

Empower yourself with the skills and strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Whether you're seeking support for emotional challenges, relationship issues, or personal growth, DBT offers a pathway to lasting change.

Ready to take the first step? Contact us to explore how DBT can be a catalyst for healing and transformation in your life.

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