About DBT of TOWSON
DBT of TOWSON provides group and individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy to adults. Led by trained DBT therapists, our 25-week program helps individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions and behaviors learn to achieve balance and build lives worth living.
DBT of TOWSON’s group program consists of three learning modules comprising the four aspects of DBT. These are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Believing that mindfulness, or the learned ability to pay attention to the present moment, is the basis of the other DBT skills, each of the three modules start with two weeks of mindfulness followed by six to seven weeks of distress tolerance, emotion regulation or interpersonal effectiveness. Each weekly group incorporates mindfulness practice, review of skills practice, and teaching of new skills.
Serving the greater Baltimore area, DBT of TOWSON believes that every person who comes to DBT is doing the best that they can at any given moment and that by embodying DBT’s central dialectics, people can learn to accept themselves while making the changes that will enable them to find satisfaction and joy in their lives.
DBT is a style of cognitive behavior therapy that aims to examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. DBT was initially developed by Marsha Linehan, who adapted cognitive therapy to address the needs of clients who have a harder time implementing change. Where traditional cognitive therapy attempts to work with thoughts and feelings in order to change behaviors, DBT begins by targeting behaviors in order to change thoughts and feelings. This is important for many people who, despite knowing better, continue to engage in behaviors that negatively impact their lives.
DBT has been found to be highly effective in treating a wide range of disorders including: Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Trauma-Related Disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
DBT looks at the whole picture. It is a Biopsychosocial Model of therapy. This is a way of saying that you and your therapist will understand how your body, mind, and environment all work together. With the big picture in mind, DBT helps people understand why they may feel things more intensely than others and stay stuck in self-destructive patterns.
DBT is skills based. You will learn skills that will help you both accept where you are now and allow space to change. Using these skills will help move you closer to living the life you want and deserve to live. This is what DBT calls Dialectical Thinking.
DBT is evidence based. This means there has been research conducted with people who have used DBT that demonstrates that DBT actually works to help people change their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
DBT of TOWSON was established in 2016 by Katie Holden and Jackie Dressel in an effort to give our emotionally dysregulated clients a place to learn skills to reclaim their lives, their relationships and their dignity.
All of our therapists are fully licensed and have successfully completed Behavioral Tech's Foundational Training. Our goal is to be a leading provider of high-quality DBT group and individual therapy to clients in the greater Baltimore area.
Location Target: Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more. Southern Pennsylvania: Glenville (17329), Glen Rock (17327), Hanover (17332, 17331, 17333), Spring Grove (17362), Seven Valleys (17360), New Freedom (17349), McSherrystown (17344), Shrewsbury (17361), Loganville (17342), York (17407, 17404, 17403), Stewartstown (17363) Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more. Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more. Baltimore City
408 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204