Columbus Park In The News

Founder, Melissa Gerson, discusses DBT treatment in People

Columbus Park’s Clinical Director, Melissa Gerson, was quoted this week in an article in People.com: “Selena Gomez Seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy After Hospitalizations: What to Know.”  The piece provides some basic information about DBT as an intervention for individuals struggling with intense emotion or distress.  While DBT has been well-studied as a formal treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, the skills – and there are dozens of them – happen to be incredibly practical and accessible for any individual who wants to increase self-awareness, effective management of emotion and interpersonal effectiveness.

If you’d like to try a few DBT skills, just type “DBT Skills” in our blog search field and you’ll find dozens of skills that we’ve reviewed carefully to make them accessible to use even without engaging in DBT therapy.

For more information about DBT therapy for eating disorders, please also refer to our blog… and of course, don’t hesitate to contact us!