Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, is designed to treat chronic suicidality, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, and disorders of emotional, self and behavioral dysregulation. Additionally, research shows DBT skills training to be effective in the treatment of PTSD, eating disorders and substance abuse.
DBT teaches skills that target problematic behaviors and learned coping styles through four modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. All DBT classes are led by two therapists in order to balance dynamics of acceptance and push for change.
Current research shows that skills alone classes are effective for behavior change. Patients do not need to transition to a DBT therapist to benefit from the class. Additionally, treatment resistant patients may participate in the class without an individual therapy relationship.
To learn more about DBT and to review the current research see www.behavioraltech.org.
To refer a patient to a class, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call (210) 488-2092 or (210) 488-2093
DBT Skills Classes
All Classes meet for 2 hours/weekly
24 week cycle completes all modules
Modules are 5-7 weeks and new patients may enter the class at the beginning of a new module following a one on one orientation
Patients unable to complete 24 weeks sequentially may leave and reenter the class at the beginning of a new module
$65 per class; payment plans and sliding scale may be discussed on a case-by-case basis
$150 for orientation session
Free 15-minute phone consultation available to patients wishing to explore DBT’s relevancy for them
Separate classes will be offered for adolescents and adults
Classes will be scheduled to accommodate patient availability