If you struggle to control your emotions, therapists might use Dialectical Behavior Therapy as part of your treatment. Created to help people who have a borderline personality disorder, therapists then adapted DBT to treat other threatening mental health conditions. At Gateway Foundation Pekin, we offer a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, designed to work with other therapies that treat addiction and co-occurring conditions. Acting destructively is often a symptom of struggling with addiction and an underlying condition. This is the type of behavior DBT is designed to treat.
Gateway Foundation Pekin offers an Intensive Outpatient Program, ideal if you have career, home or school responsibilities while getting treatment. Our programs are designed to help you heal without interrupting your life. We practice addiction medicine designed to treat your body, mind, and soul. As such, our therapists create individualized treatment plans for each patient, combining evidence-based services and holistic therapies.
Our goal is to help you achieve overall well-being and confidence. At the same time, we provide you with the tools you need to be successful while being sober. We are an affordable, non-profit option for quality care and we accept in and out of network insurance coverage. To help you access treatment, we also offer financing options.
How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy Work?
The idea supporting Dialectical Behavior Therapy is that progress comes when you work on two seemingly opposing values at the same time. DBT focuses on acceptance and change. You work with our therapists to accept your experience and the underlying condition that led you to addiction. At the same time, you also focus on changing the negative emotions and behavior related to the condition.
When you participate in Gateway Foundation Pekin’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, your goal is creating an emotional balance. Through Individual Therapy and Group sessions, you learn to identify, name and change negative emotions while learning life skills. Because impulsive behavior is often a problem, DBT also helps you develop improve decision-making skills.
Benefits of Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Dialectical Behavior Therapy provides many benefits that can improve your quality of life. In DBT, you learn skills to help you manage the intense, negative emotions that often seem to control your life. You also learn skills to have less tense and more positive relationships. Another part of the program is mindfulness, which encourages you to accept your situation and be present in each moment. Through therapy, you also learn how to communicate better with those around you.
Meanwhile, you begin to tolerate negative emotions without needing an escape such as using drugs. As part of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program at Gateway Foundation Pekin, DBT helps you take control of your life. When you can accept and change negative, harmful emotions and behaviors, you can plan for a healthier future.
Addiction Treatment Services at Gateway Foundation Pekin
Gateway Foundation Pekin offers a whole range of treatment for your addiction and for any underlying, co-occurring mental health conditions. As we know addiction cannot be treated alone, we also address those conditions through Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other treatments designed to change behavior. Our services include:
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Trauma Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Family Therapy
- 12-Step Program
In our program, you can depend on support from our therapists, other patients undergoing treatment and our strong recovery community. Support is very central to DBT since a supportive environment helps you gain confidence to make changes necessary to succeed.
Leave negative attitudes and behaviors behind with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and get on the road to recovery. Call us today at 3093467800 and take back control of your own life.