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Re: Therapist Orientation? I'm a little lost Lyrical13

Posted by Dinah on January 1, 2004, at 14:59:28

In reply to Re: Therapist Orientation? I'm a little lost, posted by Lyrical13 on January 1, 2004, at 10:59:18

DBT is dialectical Behavior Therapy, developed by Marsha Linehan for suicidal and parasuicidal patients, but that would probably benefit almost everyone. :) It combines CBT with eastern mindfulness and acceptance philosophy.

I assume I'll always be in therapy at least occasionally unless they improve medications. It is part of my mental health maintenance, like my glucphage for my diabetes. It might not make me all "better" but it keeps me functioning at my highest possible level without resorting to less healthy coping mechanisms. It would be nice if I woiuld just quit getting overstimulated or melting down under stress. But not likely. And in the meantime it's better that I use therapy as ego glue rather than self injury or some of the other alternatives.

I don't know about your particular circumstances, but if once a week or once a month therapy keeps you functioning at your best, is it really so bad?

 

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