4 Ways to Practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy Online

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy to help individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT aims to assist individuals in managing their emotions, enhancing their relationships, and adapting to stressful situations more effectively. DBT is now used to treat other conditions, including eating disorders, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How do you learn DBT online?

Technological advancements over the last 20 years have made it possible to practice DBT online. There are several methods to practice DBT techniques online, but we highly recommend joining an online group with a licensed therapist to ensure skillset retention.

Online Therapy

Many licensed therapists offer online DBT sessions through secure video conferencing platforms. These sessions are similar to traditional therapy sessions and allow real-time communication with the therapist.

Grouport Therapy offers online group therapy services, with a DBT skills training group held on a weekly basis. Our licensed therapists go over skills on a weekly basis with a group of 12, who are able to learn and support one another to reinforce skills learned.

DBT Apps

There are many DBT apps available for download that offer DBT skills and exercises. These apps are a convenient and affordable way to practice DBT skills alone. We recommend exercising on an app in your downtime and also participating in a group therapy session to reinforce your skills with a licensed therapist.

Online DBT Groups

Like in-person DBT groups, online groups have a trained therapist to lead the session and provide a supportive community for individuals to learn and practice DBT skills together. Online DBT groups meet through video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Doxy. A significant benefit to online DBT groups is the ability to practice in a remote setting, so you don't need to find a group nearby. You can access your DBT group anywhere if you have an internet connection.

Online DBT Workshops

There are many online DBT workshops available that offer in-depth training on DBT skills and techniques. These workshops may be self-paced or structured and offer a more comprehensive approach to learning DBT.

Which option is right for me?

It's important to note that while online DBT can be effective, it may not be suitable for everyone. It's essential to consult with a licensed mental health professional to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

Grouport Therapy's licensed therapists go through a 12-week skill series to help individuals improve their relationships, reduce emotional suffering, manage anxiety, and rediscover hope for the future by taking the first step toward total mastery of DBT skills.

Our members have reported that 70% feel significantly better within just 8 weeks, with 50% of our members achieving remission levels within just 8 weeks. Read more about the series and reserve your seat - we offer new courses weekly, but space is limited.

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