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Therapy Office

Our philosophy.

We believe that therapy is an active healing process that requires participation and investment of our time, energy and skills. Making small changes to self-defeating behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring transformative life-altering results. 

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of evidence-based psychotherapy that was originally developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan in the late 1980s. It was initially designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has since been adapted and found effective for various mental health conditions and emotional regulation difficulties. DBT has shown considerable success in treating a range of mental health presentations including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, perfectionistic traits and significant life stressors (i.e., parenting and/or workplace stress), among others.

 

Its emphasis on skills training, mindfulness, and validation makes it a valuable therapeutic option for individuals struggling with emotional dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties.

DBT combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with concepts from Eastern mindfulness practices. The therapy is grounded in the belief that some individuals have a heightened emotional sensitivity and difficulty in managing intense emotions, leading to impulsive behaviors and strained interpersonal relationships.

The term "dialectical" in DBT refers to the balance between acceptance and change. Therapists encourage clients to accept themselves and their emotions while also recognising the need for change to lead a fulfilling life. The integration of acceptance and change strategies sets DBT apart from traditional CBT approaches.

DBT 10-Week Skills Group 

Mindfulness

You will learn to be in control of your mind, instead of allowing your mind to be in control of you. You will learn to balance your doing mode with your being mode.

Distress Tolerance

You will learn to survive, cope with, and manage periods of crisis or extreme emotion.

Emotion Regulation

You will learn to understand your emotions, understand your unique emotional vulnerabilities, and better manage your emotional responses.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

You will learn to maintain healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, balance priorities, and foster self-respect

Meet the Team

Rachael and Ravi are psychologists with extensive experience in both individual therapy and facilitating group programs in private practice, outpatient hospital clinics, sub-acute and community services in Adelaide. We both bring years of knowledge and skills working with trauma-based, anxiety and mood disorders. We are passionate about teaching clients to understand and accept difficult feelings, learn skills to manage them and be able to work towards acceptance and change. We aim to provide a warm and empathic approach to our therapeutic work.

Contact Us

Address

Good Hub, 98-100 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood 5034

Phone

0415 198 695

Email

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