Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a form of talk therapy that seeks to promote mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. While DBT practice stems from CBT, the key difference is in the approach to care. While CBT focuses on changing your thought patterns, DBT seeks to merge both opposing sides to therapy, accepting the issue, while also working towards change and promoting healthy skill development simultaneously.

Instead of trying to immediately change ones thought pattern, DBT acknowledges the unhealthy behaviours, accepts them for what they are, and works to promote change through learning from the issue at hand and increasing coping methods and healthy alternatives.