DBT is a skills-based approach where you are taught a number of different techniques to use during times of distress. Two focus areas of DBT include distress tolerance and emotional regulation. If you find yourself having intense emotions that are difficult to manage, DBT may be helpful for you. Additionally, DBT provides tools to help you in your interpersonal relationships. Through the use of mindfulness, DBT can give you strategies to stay in the present moment, help you make decisions that are in line with your own values, and feel confident in your ability to handle every day stressors.