Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT®)

Do you struggle to manage your emotions, tolerate distress, or suffer from difficult relationships?

Mindfully is one of the region’s top DBT® providers – we do DBT® counseling and DBT® group skills classes.  We even train other clinicians to do DBT®!

Different Men And Women Receiving Dbt Therapy In Private Counseling Sessions
Therapist Soothing Women During Individual Counseling Session

Mindfully’s DBT® has been shown to be effective in helping people who struggle with emotion regulation, difficult relationships, feelings of hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

One of the most common frustrations with therapy is feeling like you gain insight during a session, but it doesn’t translate into behavioral change outside of the session. Our fully-adherent DBT® program is often more effective than traditional therapy approaches because we teach the skills and provide the tools to help people cope with intense emotions, enhance interpersonal relationships, and navigate challenging situations.

Unlike many other DBT® providers, Mindfully offers a fully adherent program. This means that when you participate in our complete DBT® plan, you will benefit from all the aspects of DBT® that make it effective: individual therapy, skills training, a therapist consultation team, and phone coaching with your therapist outside of sessions to help you practice your skills.

Calm Woman At Peace After Dbt Therapy
Young Woman In Private Therapy Session With Her Psychiatrist

For Adults

Our fully-adherent Adult DBT® Program helps you learn skills and apply them to your daily life.  Our comprehensive DBT® approach incorporates:

  • Weekly individual therapy occurs with a highly-trained clinician.
  • Participating in weekly Adult DBT® Skills Training Classes, where you will learn a host of skills.
  • Keeping track of a diary card to record your moods and behaviors.
  • Access to phone coaching with your therapist.  This is a component of the comprehensive DBT® program, where you have the opportunity to contact your therapist to practice and apply your skills outside of counseling.

For Teens

Our DBT® approach is proven to be particularly effective for teens

Our fully-adherent DBT® approach teaches teens practical skills such as distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  Additionally, the modular framework of our DBT® counseling enables our therapists to address a range of issues while still providing clear structure.  As a result, we are able to address the diverse needs of teenagers as they navigate the complexities of adolescence.

Happy Teenage Boy In A Therapy Session

What To Expect

Our expert DBT® therapists will create a highly personalized treatment plan to reduce negative behaviors and increase the use of skillful behaviors.

The comprehensive DBT® protocol consists of: ​

  • weekly individual therapy
  • weekly skills training class
  • self-reported diary card completed by the client
  • weekly consultation team meeting for DBT® therapists on the team
  • phone coaching

DBT is a comprehensive regimen, so it’s not for everyone. But rest assured that you will have an entire team of Mindfully therapists watching out for you, and helping you all along the way.