We provide group, individual and family psychotherapy to improve life skills, relationships and well-being.

Welcome to DBT and Family Therapy Center 

DBT and Family Therapy Center

DBT and Family Center provides evaluations, consultation and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. 

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to provide clients with skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. 

The GOAL of DBT is to help participants change their behavioral, emotional and interpersonal patterns and to establish possibilities for optimal functioning and well-being. 

What is DBT?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a treatment modality developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980's to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. The term "dialectical" comes from the idea that bringing together two opposites in therapy -- acceptance and change -- brings better results than either one alone.

It is a proactive, problem-solving approach that teaches the skills needed to control intense emotions, improve relationships, manage distress and reduce self-destructive behavior. Our treatment is DBT informed. 

Benefits of DBT

+Improves Relationships
+Improves Quality of Life
+Decreases High Risk or Self Harming Behaviors
+Decreases symptoms related to trauma, stress, anxiety and depression
+Improves anger control
+Increases mindfulness
+Improves Emotion Regulation

What Disorders and Difficulties does DBT treat?

Borderline Personality Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Relationship Difficulties
Suicidal Ideation
Difficulties managing intense emotions
Experiences of crisis
PTSD/trauma response

The Four Treatment Modules of DBT

The DBT process involves a progression through four treatment modules:
1. Mindfulness
2. Distress Tolerance
3. Emotion Regulation
4. Interpersonal Effectiveness

How DBT works

A key focus in DBT is to improve clients’ ability to use skillful behavior when needed, with a particular focus on learning effective emotion regulation strategies.
Clients can learn DBT Skills in either a group setting or in individual skills sessions.