Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive approach to therapy that focuses on increasing effective behaviors in the areas of
mindful decision making, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.
Clients are supported in acknowledging the suffering of their present and past circumstances while being encouraged to move toward freedom from suffering by building a life worth living. While clients may not be responsible for the unbearable life they currently live, they are responsible for working to change it. DBT is the community standard of treatment for persons diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder but its effectiveness is well established for a multitude of clinical
conditions as well for children in the development of positive life management skills.
Dr. Wooten has been facilitating DBT skills training groups for 20 years with adult women populations in corrections, substance abuse and private practice. She has completed the DBT Advanced Intensive Training to complete her comprehensive qualifications in this well-established modality. Dr. Wooten has a long-standing reputation for providing professional yet loving care to those coming through deeply painful life experiences. She has completed additional specialized training
and supervision in contemporary psychodynamic interventions that to enable her to incorporate deeper insights and interpretations into the understanding of the suffering and joy our patients seek to understand.
Research Findings in DBT
The DBT Program with Wooten & Associates, PLC
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