Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in NYC

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills based model of psychotherapy that provides concrete, practical tools for coping with difficult emotions and challenges.

DBT is a behavioral approach to treatment, designed to help one better understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Identifying and understanding our vulnerabilities allows us to cope better when we feel triggered or dysregulated. By increasing our awareness of what we feel and why, we can either prevent unwanted emotions from happening in the first place, or respond more effectively when they do arise.

What makes DBT a unique treatment model is its emphasis on dialectical thinking. Dialectical thinking is the ability to accept two opposing viewpoints at the same time. In DBT, one learns to accept reality as it is, while simultaneously changing the thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving them.

In DBT Treatment, You’ll Gain Skills in the Following Areas:

  • Mindfulness
  • Learn how to direct your attention to the present moment to reduce suffering
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Understand what emotions do for you, where they come from, and how to regulate them
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Survive crisis moments without avoiding them or making them worse
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Identify, build, and maintain healthy relationships.

Comprehensive DBT has 3 Parts:

Individual Therapy

The therapist helps the patient stay motivated, apply the DBT skills within daily life, and address obstacles that might arise over the course of treatment.

Group Therapy

Sessions are held weekly and focus on learning and practicing practical skills related to Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.

Phone Coaching

Coaching sessions are used on an as-needed basis, and are typically between 5-15 minutes long. During these sessions, the therapist helps the client access their toolbox and identify which skill would be most effective in managing their presenting problem.


DBT is Evidence Based and Has Been Proven Effective to Treat:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depressive disorder (including treatment-resistant major depression and chronic depression)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

DBT for Personal Growth, Individually or in Group Settings

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Adult Skills Group

Join our virtual DBT Adult Skills Group to master the complete DBT skill set including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and middle path skills. Similar to a class, active participation and weekly homework (ungraded) are expected. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) In Individual Therapy

With our decades of experience using DBT, our skillful therapists at The Midtown Practice (TMP) provide comprehensive treatments to each individual client. Working collaboratively with you, we offer effective DBT in a discrete and confidential environment.

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Step 1: Connect

Finding the right person to help can seem challenging, which is why we offer multiple ways to connect with us. You can schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with our highly trained Clinical Coordinator, Alli Malamut, by either:

If you do not reach us directly, you can expect to hear back from us the same day or within one business day.

Step 2: Get Matched

In order to find you an ideal fitting clinician or therapist, our Clinical Coordinator will want to learn more about you. Specifically, it would be helpful to hear about your concerns, personal preferences, and any relevant logistical matters (for example, in-person or video sessions? best time or day to meet?) During this call, please feel free to ask us any questions as well!

Please feel free to share with us if you have already identified someone you would like to work with from our Our Team page.

Step 3: Check the fit

Connect with the clinician or therapist you are matched with to ask questions, share history, and make sure you feel comfortable about moving forward. If so, book your first session. If it does not feel right, circle back with us.

Step 4: Get started

Schedule time to meet with your new clinician or therapist and work towards living a more fulfilling life!

Over the years, we’ve found our thoughtful matching process is the surest way to find you an ideal clinician or therapist and achieve the best outcome for you.

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