Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Near Kansas City in Liberty MO
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an innovative method of treatment that has been developed specifically to meet the needs and address changes faced by individuals with mood and behavior issues. DBT skills have been found particularly effective for clients struggling with Bipolar, Borderline Personality and other mood disorders. These therapists have had special training in DBT are effective in using these skills to help you.
*At this time, our office does not offer the complete DBT program (with groups and workbooks) however, the following therapists can teach DBT skills to clients in an individual therapy setting.
Currently our counselors who are trained in DBT do not have openings. Please check out our therapist page to see who is currently accepting new clients.
Seth Haney, MA, LPC, EMDR
Offers Adult Counseling (18+)
Individual Counseling, EMDR, Christian Counseling
OFFERING IN-PERSON THERAPY
Seth Haney is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's degree in family counseling. He has over 20 years of experience in working with individuals and their families. He spent over 5 years as a lead therapist at a residential facility before starting his private practice in 2012. Seth uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to effectively help clients deal with the difficult circumstances, emotions, behaviors or mental health issues that they are experiencing. He is certified in EMDR, a therapy technique used to help those who have dealt with trauma, abuse or loss. He specializes in trauma including but not limited to divorce, sexual abuse, or any other distressing or disturbing event that makes it difficult for a person to function at their full capacity. Seth also specializes in helping clients who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and anger.He has strong values and is very comfortable at providing Christian counseling to those who desire it. Seth has a warm personality and people immediately can relate to him and feel comfortable around him; yet at the same time, he has the skills and knowledge needed to encourage change and growth in even the most difficult of circumstances.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
DBT was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder. However, research shows that DBT has also been used successfully to treat people experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse. DBT skills are thought to have the capability of helping those who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, and communicate and interact effectively with others.
This information was derived from an aritcle found at Dialectical Behavior Therapy | Psychology Today