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What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)?

The goal of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)is to support you in developing distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, mindfulness techniques and acceptance based strategies. DBT emphasizes living in the moment with confidence and learning new ways to think of and cope with life's challenges.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)


  • Reducing the self-destructive behaviours associated with borderline personality
  • Improving emotional regulation skills by identifying and managing intense emotions mroe effectively
  • Learning techniques and strategies to increase safety by addressing suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviours
  • Developing coping mechanisms that support tolerance of distressing situations and emotions
  • Supporting interpersonal skills and relationships by setting boundaries and improving communication
  • Incorporating mindfulness techniques and present-moment awareness
  • Promoting non-judgmental awareness and acceptance
  • Limiting impulsive behaviours
  • Cravings, emotional triggers and coping strategies related to substance use or abuse
  • Promoting body image, self esteem and a more positive relationship with food
  • Addressing triggers and emotional avoidance, using trauma-focused techniques
  • General life skills for problem solving, goal-setting, assertiveness, or self-care


While every circumstance and person is unique, DBT is designed to support you in learning 4 skills.

  1. At Bliss, we believe your counselling should be as unique as you are. We’ll begin by getting you matched with the perfect therapist for you.
  2. Then, you’ll get started with your initial session. During this appointment (virtual or in-person, your pick), you’ll connect with your therapist and share your current situation, what you’re currently struggling with and where you’d like to grow.
  3. From here, you and your therapist will begin working through various DBT exercises and activities. You’ll work together to develop effective coping strategies, improve your emotional regulation skills and interpersonal relationships, address self-destructive behaviours, as well as set and achieve meaningful goals. After each session, you’ll leave with strategies to practice between sessions and ideas for positive lifestyle changes that will support you with creating a life worth living


We know the dramatic improvements DBT can make in reducing self-destructive behaviours and improving emotional regulation. If you’re ready to learn practical skills and strategies for managing intense emotions, stress and life challenges, we’d love to help you get started.

Simply fill out the form below to book your initial session

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