How Does Change Happen?
No one knows how fast you will learn until you try. You might be surprised at your abilities. My job is to help you take your strengths and use them to learn how to be successful in all ways of your life.
Change in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy happens by learning new behavior and replacing the old maladaptive behaviors. The new behaviors, which come from mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills, can allow you to take back your power and live with wisdom. Change comes through practice.
DBT therapy is perfectly suited for New York City living, working and studying because all of NYC becomes your laboratory for applying skills and learning from your experiences. Learning also becomes fun, too! With time, you can gain success with using skills. You may feel enlivened, because of these successes. Through positive feedback loops, you may want to use them more, and you may find yourself becoming even more skillful. Though there are bumps in the road, you may be able to rise to the challenges and feel resilient, a skill in of itself. With practice, you can get better, and more adept at problem-solving life’s challenges and harnessing life’s opportunities.