What is DBT? A new therapy group led by Kevin Braga, LCSW

In this short video, Kevin Braga, LCSW discusses one of the therapy groups he leads at The Center for Optimal Living.
Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps individuals who would like to improve their ability to manage emotions, tolerate distress and communicate more effectively with others. Problematic behaviors such as substance use evolve as a way to cope with a situation or as an attempt to solve a problem. While these behaviors might provide temporary relief or a short-term solution, they are often ineffective in the long-term. Clients in the DBT group will learn valuable skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness techniques that can be applied in daily life and have been shown to have long-lasting effects in the treatment of addiction

To ask a question or see if this group is right for you email intake@cfol.org or call 212.213.8905 x2. To ask a question directly to therapist Kevin Braga, email kbraga@cfol.org.

Kevin Braga is a harm reduction psychotherapist and clinical social worker with extensive knowledge and background in working with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Kevin has a special interest in working with the LGBTQ population. Before coming to The Center for Optimal Living, he worked for over 10 years at The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai where he facilitated multiple groups in different programs including the Intensive Outpatient Program and “The Crystal Clear Project.” Specialties: Group therapy, DBT, LGBTQ populations, Crystal Methamphetamine misuse, young adult/college population and relationship and identity concerns.

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