DBT is fantastic. Seriously, it has been one of the most helpful things I’ve done in my treatment and I know so many others feel the same way. DBT is intense and you have to commit to it, but it is so worth it in the end. The skills you learn in DBT are so helpful for anyone.
It’s Ok that you are nervous and that is normal, but try your hardest to really commit to it.
DBT is usually composed of group,individual and phone coaching. In group you learn the skills of DBT (distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness). Individual therapy in DBT is very different than “normal therapy”. It is very structured and particular which can be a hard adjustment but is helpful. You and your DBT therapist focus on targeting unhelpful and maladaptive behaviors and replacing those with better coping skills. Phone coaching is another thing available for those in DBT programs where you allowed to and encouraged to call your therapist for skills coaching if you are in distress and need immediate help. If you are able to do a full DBT program, I would encourage you to do so. This is just a basic rundown of what DBT is, but each place and program will be a little different.
Here are some additional resources on DBT
Good luck anon and I hope you find this helpful.