Psychological research has shown that once you’ve experienced clinical depression even once, your likelihood of relapsing back into clinical depression is around 50%. Psychologists call this phenomenon the negativity bias. Once the mind skews negative and beliefs and assumptions are built around that perspective, these negative thoughts and the emotions they create cycle in and out of our lives regularly. Something as minor as stubbing your toe can set off a chain reaction of negative thinking and quickly plunge your mind back into darkness. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was designed to help you realistically evaluate and question your negative thoughts directly and to teach you how to manage and neutralize your negativity through disciplined practice and CBT skills.
DBT is an emotion regulation system that helps our clients modify and modulate their emotional reactivity. Once we learn to accept our current emotions, we can learn to regulate them with new coping skills while building a life of unprecedented skilled behaviors and choices. We recover from depression, anxiety, and trauma and open ourselves to a world filled with optimism and unlimited possibility.
The DBT Skills Group teaches you the dozens of skills used by DBT in all their complexity, the neuroscience and research behind the DBT program, and the psychological advantages that make these skills relevant for the rest of your life. By understanding the skill’s practical benefit, the science behind the system, and the nuances of daily application, you are much more likely to actually practice the skill and have it available when the emotionally challenging moments unexpectedly appear.
Gearing Up values personalized, thoughtful, and expertly delivered individual counseling that is carefully planned, utilizes cutting edge research, and is always custom tailored to our clients’ needs. We are dedicated to APA endorsed evidence-based treatment models to build active coping skills, prepare clients for real-time responses, and work with our clients to build their best life. We are one of the largest and longest running mental health clinics in North Texas, and we are experts at targeting, treating, and resolving mental health issues.