LEARN ABOUT Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a style of evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people learn to control their thoughts, emotions and moods. The therapy was created by Dr. Marsha Linehan in 1993 and includes four key modules: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Learn DBT skills at MEntally Fit

Mentally Fit offers a variety of options to help you learn Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

If none of the options below fit your specific needs, please reach out so we can help you find what you're looking for (even if it's not with us)!

Does Mentally Fit Offer an Online DBT Group?

Mentally Fit offers a free peer support group called Mentally Fit Community, for people who are seeking support in learning Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as other mental health skills. 

While many of our members practice DBT and share experiences around that, we do not offer an official "DBT Group".

Family members learning about DBT for a loved one and therapists who want more information about DBT are welcome as well.

NOTE: This online DBT peer support group IS NOT the same as an in-person DBT group and is not meant as a replacement for therapy.

Does Mentally Fit Offer Online DBT Courses?

We do not offer DBT Courses directly.

While there are a number of  Online DBT Courses out there, it is worth noting that none of them are  officially licensed as 'DBT" by the method's creator, Marsha Linehan.

These DBT Informed psychoeducational courses are available for all four modules of DBT: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

NOTE: These courses do not constitute therapy, is for educational purposes only, and is not meant as a replacement for therapy. 

FREE DBT Resources

DBT Diary Card Template

What is a diary card?

A diary card is a unique tool that is used in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, system. It is a grid-like form that helps a person to track when their target symptom occurs and if, and which, skill they use to cope with it.

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