As a parent, navigating your child’s eating disorder recovery can be an overwhelming and emotional journey. At Resilience Therapy, we understand the importance of finding the right therapeutic approach for your family. By combining Family-Based Treatment (FBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we offer a comprehensive and evidence-based treatment plan tailored to your child’s unique needs.

Understanding FBT and DBT

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is an evidence-based approach that involves the entire family in the recovery process. It empowers parents to take an active role in their child’s treatment, providing them with the tools and support they need to help their child overcome their eating disorder.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is another evidence-based therapy that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices. DBT focuses on four key skill areas: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and actions, promoting healthier choices and improved relationships.

The Compatibility of FBT & DBT: A Powerful Combination

FBT and DBT complement each other well, providing a comprehensive approach to eating disorder treatment. Here’s how these two therapies work together:

  1. FBT focuses on parental involvement and support, while DBT emphasizes the development of individual skills. By combining both approaches, treatment can address both the family dynamics and the individual needs of the person with the eating disorder.
  2. DBT skills can enhance the effectiveness of FBT by helping parents and children better manage emotions, communicate more effectively, and cope with distressing situations.
  3. Both FBT and DBT prioritize collaboration and validation, creating a supportive therapeutic environment that fosters trust and open communication.
  4. FBT and DBT can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each family, allowing for flexibility and customization of treatment plans.

Resilience Therapy: Your Partner in FBT & DBT Treatment

At Resilience Therapy, our skilled therapists specialize in both FBT and DBT, providing a comprehensive and evidence-based treatment approach for your family. We understand the unique challenges faced by parents and children navigating eating disorder recovery, and we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way.

By combining the strengths of FBT and DBT, your family can benefit from a holistic treatment plan that addresses both the emotional and behavioral aspects of eating disorders. This powerful union can help your child achieve lasting recovery while fostering healthier family dynamics and communication.

The compatibility of FBT and DBT offers an innovative and comprehensive approach to eating disorder treatment. By combining these evidence-based therapies, Resilience Therapy can support your family in overcoming the challenges of eating disorder recovery and promoting lasting healing. Reach out to Resilience Therapy today to learn more about our unique approach and how we can help your family on the path to recovery.