ADAPT offers full or comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adults who live in Allegheny County, Pa. An introduction to ADAPT can be found here.
ADAPT is for those who have Medicaid insurance and find themselves using mental health services often without great benefit.
Frequent mental health services include:
DBT is an evidenced-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on changing destructive or self-damaging behaviors and helping people move towards their own personal life goals.
Comprehensive DBT is one of the most researched and best supported treatments for people who have severe, complicated, and/or emotional problems such as life-threatening behavior including suicide attempts and self-harm.
DBT can be very helpful for people who have more than one mental health disorder where standard therapy/counseling and medicine have not helped.
DBT focuses on how to:
Full treatment of DBT usually takes between six months and year, and includes four parts:
Once admitted to ADAPT, you will have the opportunity to meet with our program psychiatrist.
DBT might be right for you if you say "yes" to any of the following:
To learn more about DBT and the ADAPT program, please call 412-246-5600.
To refer a patient to UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s ADAPT program, please fill out our referral form (PDF).
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