DBT Works if You Want it To. Now, there is no doubt that therapy takes work and you have to do this work in order for it to be effective. Thus, you do have to “want” DBT to work in order for it to be effective. However, simply “wanting” it to work, or, indeed, doing the work of therapy guarantees the success of DBT.
DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (talk therapy) that can help patients struggling with overwhelming emotions, which can lead to self-destructive behaviors and unstable relationships. It uses a psychological and social (psychosocial) approach, emphasizing collaboration, peer support and personal development.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. That's a form of talk therapy that helps you identify and change negative thinking patterns and to change unhelpful behaviors. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other harmful thinking.