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DBT Therapy

When looking for a counselor for DBT Therapy it is best to find one that has been intensively trained to offer DBT. At JCAC, we offer DBT by an intensively trained DBT Therapist Rachel Butler, MS, NCC.

What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy- and in simple terms it means balancing opposites: The need to feel close to others, and the need for independence; the ability to feel upset and accept something that has occurred to you; and/or finding shades of grey within black/white - all/nothing thinking. DBT is clinically proven to help manage strong difficult emotions, regulate stressful events, and create healthy expectations for relationships. It can help you feel in control when the world is chaotic around you. It can help you grow relationships during good times and during the bad.

Can DBT work for me?

DBT requires a well-trained therapist, and a willingness for you to work hard. You can expect to be in individual counseling and possibly in a DBT group. DBT has been proven effective with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), borderline personality disorder, cutting and self-harm, suicidal ideation and previous attempts, addiction, loss and grief, bipolar disorder, depression, among many others. At JCAC, Rachel Butler is our intensively trained DBT therapist and she offers warm and caring counseling services. You will feel heard, understood, and held accountable. DBT can help you grow when it feels impossible.

How do I get started?

You can call the Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling Intake Line at 404-834-2363. It is answered by a trained counselor ready to listen and help, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. They can get you started by scheduling an appointment with Rachel. JCAC offers in office (in person) counseling services, as well as tele-mental health (online counseling) anywhere within the state of GA.

Anymore questions, see the video below!

What is Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents (DBT)?

Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents and young adults (DBT) is a clinical program within the Young Adult and Family Center that targets high risk, multi-problem adolescents. We specialize in identifying and treating depression and risky behavior in adolescents, including self-injury, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, substance use, binging and purging, risky sexual behavior, physical fighting, and other forms of risk-taking.