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I am currently at the very beginning of DBT group therapy for my MH issues. It has been explained to me it will be a 7 month long course of therapy and then a further 7 months to “reinforce” the learning.
So what is on my mind now is what happens AFTER those 14 months of therapy.
Over the years I’ve had talk therapy phycho therapy, CBT and your bog standard counselling, but DBT is pretty new to me. I know in my other treatment therapy once the course has run I would go back to weekly or fortnightly talk therapy to keep on top of things, but the majority of those therapies were in my younger teen years. I will be turning 24 by time my DBT is finished and I’m worried that after i have completed the 14 months I will be left to wing it myself. I can understand the point of DBT is to give you the skills to deal with your emotion regulation and all that but I am so anxious at the thought of being left with no support afterwards. Has anyone done DBT for borderline personality disorder and completed it and have any information on what “happens next”?
I probably shouldn’t be worrying about it as after all it is 14 months into the future but I am finding the transition from being a child receiving therapy and support to being an adult receiving it and as I am in the real world “an adult” I worry that this will cut short the amount of support and options offered.
Thanks to anyone for reading and replying.
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