All areas of treatment at Cadence, including our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program, are components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). However, DBT was specifically developed to address individuals with significant emotion dysregulation and related problems.
The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a critical role in our behavior. CBT is supported by research that shows it is effective (“evidence-based”) for a wide variety of disorders, including disruptive behaviors, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, depression and anxiety. The treatment time required to achieve positive change is often shorter than other approaches. One of the greatest benefits of CBT is that it helps the client develop skills that can be useful both now and in the future.