Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE EMOTIONAL REGULATION
GOALS OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
After consistently participating in DBT clients will be able to:
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND ADDICTION
A major component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the concept that two opposing ideas can be present at the same time. Another word for this is “ambivalence.”
In relation to an individual dealing with a substance use disorder, the two thoughts may be, “I want to see my life without the use of drugs,” and “I want to continue getting comfort and relief in the most dependable way I know.” Having awareness around this type of thinking allows us to recognize what is going on and choose to feed energy into a path that leads to wellness.
HOW DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IS IMPLEMENTED
The Ohana was founded in order to address gaps in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Through various programs such as intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, sober living, and more, The Ohana helps clients strengthen healthing coping mechanisms and relationships to safely transition back to life.
One of the hurdles experienced by the founder was the need for individualized care paired with the ability to continue working and staying connected with the world. The Ohana overcomes this hurdle by providing a structured environment while granting patients additional freedoms with a balance between intensive care and personal accountability.
Our program is designed to help individuals heal while giving them the opportunity to continue working or going to school part-time in our care.