DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy | Dr. Jamie Long | Fort Lauderdale

After careful consideration of a client’s goals, strengths, and unique history — a treatment plan is created. I utilize an eclectic approach to treat my patients. Eclectic therapy means that a variety of interventions and strategies are utilized to foster and empower positive change. What may work for one, may not be effective for another. Nonetheless, I employ scientifically proven therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Therapy (DBT) to address common psychological conditions. Utmost importance is placed on the therapeutic relationship – a respectful alliance between me as your psychologist and you as my client. Click here to learn more about Dr. Jamie Long.

“You can’t change the ocean or the weather, no matter how hard you try. So it’s best to learn how to sail in all conditions.”

DBT Ft. Lauderdale


The mindfulness-based and skill-building techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are helpful for individuals struggling with managing emotions, tolerating distress, and/or successfully engaging in relationships. Studies show that DBT is helpful for numerous presenting issues and especially for Borderline Personality Disorder and individuals who engage in self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


DBT sessions focus on learning coping skills to help individuals cope with painful feelings and tolerate emotional turmoil. DBT skills are especially helpful when an individual must tolerate a distressing time without engaging in problematic behaviors that simply make a bad situation worse.  Specific skill sets are dedicated to improving relationships, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. Dr. Long has received extensive, advanced training in DBT interventions.


What to expect from DBT:

  • Increase understanding of and how to manage emotions
  • Improve stress management without engaging in problematic, harmful behaviors
  • Enjoy healthier relationships while maintaining boundaries and self-respect
  • Experience inner peace by learning to calm your mind and center yourself
  • Recognize and replace distorted thoughts and negative thinking
  • Experience more joy and live a worthwhile life