What Is DBT
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that was originally created by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington to treat adults with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is now indicated for individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorders, Bulimia, ADHD and is well-renowned as the treatment-of-choice for issues related to managing intense emotions.
BPD is characterized by:
- frequent, intense and unmanageable emotions
- identity issues
- anger management
- non-suicidal self-injury
- interpersonal difficulty
Our standard Comprehensive DBT Program includes:
- Weekly individual therapy (can be more than once per week, as indicated)
- Weekly skills training
- In-between sessions, brief skills phone coaching
- Weekly team consultation meetings for the therapist
As needed services may include:
Psychiatry, family meetings, parenting consultation, etc.