Do you get easily overwhelmed or emotionally flooded? Are you reactive and have difficulty controlling your emotions? Do you struggle with addictive behaviors or self-worth?

Learn to navigate life's challenges and take charge of your emotions, your relationships, and your life.

What is DBT?


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for recognizing and changing behavior and thought patterns. It focuses on skills development in 4 areas:  Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. It is a treatment often used to help people cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships.

Who Is It For?


DBT is extremely beneficial for people who are struggling with:

Substance and behavioral addictions

Anger management

Personality Disorders

Effects of Trauma

Understanding and Communicating Emotions

Identity and self-worth

How Does It Work?

Uses exercises proven to calm your mind and nervous system

Employs mindfulness to identify triggers and break the pattern of self-destructive behaviors

Teaches self-acceptance and self-love, which is critical for healing

Helps you recognize and shift away from thought traps, or thinking errors

Gives you tools to assess feelings and perceived versus real threats

Helps you develop interpersonal skills so you can identify and communicate your needs with self-confidence


What to Expect from Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Dialectical (DBT) therapists at Marriage Recovery Center (in Seattle and nationwide virtually) offer a structured program that allows you to understand and accept circumstances in your life in order to promote healing. Our dialectical behavior therapy program is a safe space in which you can explore your triggers and learn how to respond to them in a healthy and conducive manner. DBT will help you get more out of your personal and professional relationships in order to build success in your life.


New Group Starting!

November 16th, 2021

  • 10-week program (20 total therapy hours)

  • Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific Time

  • 2-hour group video call every week

  • One individual check-in session

  • Small group setting of up to 7 people

  • Payment plan available!


Have more questions?

Dr. Hawkins and the Marriage Recovery Center have been proudly featured on:

American Association of Christian Counselors
Christian Broadcasting Network
Moody Bible Institute
Proverbs Ministries
Family Talks