EBTV presents host Evita Ochel with special guest Dr. Kristi Webb in a dialogue about mental health, specifically anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and BPD, along with understanding the holistic healing of DBT for these conditions.

Dr. Webb is a psychotherapist and licensed psychologist in the state of North Carolina. She has a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has over 10 years of experience in various clinical settings and offers a range of evidence-based treatments, for patients seeking insight and clarity into identity and interpersonal relationships. She works both one on one with patients, and also offers group classes.

Specific topics covered in the video include:

1) Patterns in mental health in the general population. (2:00)

2) The common root cause of most mental health conditions. (4:49)

3) The importance of balance between acceptance and change for effective mental health healing. (6:50)

4) Understanding anxiety, specifically how to tell the difference when it is more than a common case of nerves. (10:33)

5) Understanding depression, specifically how to tell the difference between a passing negative mood and a serious condition. (13:16)

  • Dr. Webb shares the “Depression Triad”

6) The importance of practicing mindfulness as a therapist. (18:35)

7) Understanding addiction, specifically marijuana and food addiction. (20:44)

  • pornography, sex and Internet addiction (24:26)

8) Understanding PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), specifically when it comes to people outside of the military. (26:35)

  • 4 components of PTSD
  • the spiritual connection to PTSD

9) Understanding BPD (borderline personality disorder), specifically when it comes to its root cause. (31:17)

  • characteristics of BPD
  • nature vs nurture in the manifestation of BPD

10) What is DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and how it can help mental health imbalances at the root level. (40:20)

  • the 5 components of DBT

11) The role of mindfulness in personal transformation and healing. (46:25)

  • the role of awareness, observation and sensations

12) The role of spirituality in the manifestation and healing of mental health conditions. (50:45)

13) Resources for where to get more help. (54:50)

14) Dr. Kristi’s closing words of guidance. (58:40)