Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective treatments for emotion regulation difficulties. It has been used with both adolescents and adults for the treatment of self-injury, suicidality, personality disorders, substance use, eating disorders, and several other psychological problems.

We are one of the few local sites that offers the full DBT program, which includes individual therapy, skills group training, telephone coaching, and consultation team. Our DBT team has completed the Behavioral Tech Official DBT Intensive Training.

DBT is ideal for clients with one or more of these emotional experiences:

  • Painful emotions from which a person feels there is no escape
  • A chronic sense of "feeling nothing"
  • Quickly shifting from one emotion to another
  • Feeling like emotions are overwhelming, confusing, or controlling your life
  • Having problems with anger, anxiety, and depression

In addition, DBT addresses the following difficulties:

  • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships
  • Living with a sense of emptiness or feeling like you are confused about who you are
  • Impulsive behavior, suicide attempts, or self-injury
  • Confused or fearful thinking
  • Coping with distress through self-harm, eating, substance use, risky sexual behaviors, or avoiding everything

We offer the following DBT programs:

  • Adolescent and Family - For 12-18-year-old adolescents and their parent(s) or caregiver(s). The program includes skills for the adolescent and their family to improve family relationships, reduce conflict, and help the adolescent to thrive. 
  • Young Adult - For college-aged adults who are hoping to be more effective at work, school, and/or forming relationships. 
  • Adult - For adult clients who are looking for comprehensive and effective care for problems that have been difficult to treat.  

Learn more about DBT

Please note: while this video is geared toward using DBT for adolescents, the same formatting and principles of DBT apply to adults, too.


Related Resources

More on DBT from Behavioral Tech.