Dialectical behavior therapy with Talkspace online therapy

Identify and change negative emotions and thought processes with the help of a Talkspace DBT therapist. Explore our online DBT therapy options and get the treatment you need.

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How Talkspace dialectical behavior therapy works

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What you’ll get from dialectical behavior therapy

Increased awareness

Become more aware of and attentive to how you’re feeling with guidance from a trained DBT therapist

Improved tolerance

Gain an increased tolerance for stressful situations as-they-arise oriented approach to rediscover your relationship’s strengths

Emotional regulation

Learn emotion regulation skills to recognize and adjust unhealthy or intense emotions as they come up

Navigate conflict

Learn positive responses and techniques for managing conflict

Empathy and resolution

Practice conflict-resolution strategies for improved empathy and problem-solving skills

Benefits of Talkspace

  • No appointments or commuting needed
  • Ongoing support — express yourself in real-time
  • Seamlessly switch therapists, at no extra cost
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Frequently asked questions

Dialectical behavior therapy is used to help identify and rethink negative emotional and thought patterns by using mindfulness and emotional regulation.
Yes, Talkspace does offer dialectical behavior therapy. Different therapists will have a variety of specializations in therapy approaches. Find a therapist at Talkspace that offers dialectical behavior therapy through the matching process.
If your insurance plan covers behavior therapy, it will likely cover dialectical behavior therapy. More and more insurance plans are covering therapy or counseling, so check with your insurance company to confirm your coverage details for dialectical behavior therapy.
Dialectical behavior therapy and its techniques, such as mindfulness and identifying emotional patterns, can be done in online DBT therapy sessions from the comfort of your home.
There are two primary types of DBT: individual treatment and skills group. Individual therapy consists of one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist and helps ensure that specific needs are being met over a set period of time. A therapist will help a patient stay motivated, apply DBT skills to situations happening in their daily life, and address issues that arise over the course of treatment. Skills group treatment participants learn and practice skills alongside others who face similar challenges. DBT groups are led by a trained DBT therapist who teaches skills, leads exercises, and assigns homework such as practicing mindfulness. Regardless of whether treatment is done one-on-one or in a DBT group, DBT therapy follows a consistent approach. Therapists focus first on the most self-destructive behaviors while gradually addressing quality-of-life skills such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Research shows this form of treatment can successfully treat people experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The American Psychiatric Association endorses DBT as an effective treatment method, with those who seek treatment experiencing the following improvements: Less frequent and less severe suicidal behavior, Shorter hospitalizations, Less anger, Less likely to drop out of treatment, and Improved social functioning.