About Austin DBT Associates (ADBTA)

Austin DBT Associates (ADBTA) is the leading DBT® therapy provider in Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. We offer fully adherent DBT® counseling for adults, adolescents 12+, families, and couples.

Treatment is provided by expert clinicians who specialize in the complete model of DBT®, which includes individual therapy, skills classes, team consultation, and between-session phone coaching. 

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Our Mission

Austin DBT Associates sets a precedent and uphold the highest caliber of DBT® & RO-DBT® clinical training to create, support, and sustain our expert clinicians. By educating and taking care of clinicians, they can provide the utmost care to more clients, instilling confidence to create a life worth living.

Our vision is to impart transformative tools that impact individuals and clinicians in the relentless pursuit of problem-solving by acting as the leading hub for DBT® and RO-DBT® clinical training and support across the state of Texas and beyond.

Our Executive Team

Penny Kruger


Penny is intensively trained in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In 2006 she founded the first adult DBT Intensive Outpatient Program in Austin, Texas at Ascension Seton Behavioral Health. She acted as the Clinical Lead for this program until 2020, training and supervising many of the current practicing DBT clinicians in the Austin area.

Nicole Lansbery


Nicole has received extensive training in DBT and has been providing DBT to the Austin community for 14 years. She enjoys learning and has also spent years studying and completing trainings in each of the following: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Middelberg’s Systemic Training. In addition, Nicole has received training in Radically Open DBT (RODBT), SPACE (a treatment protocol for parents of anxious children), and New Ways for Families.

Chelsea Cohen


In addition to serving as Director of Operations for ADBTA, Chelsea is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at St. Edward’s University where she teaches Abnormal Psychology. Chelsea enjoys training and supervising clinicians to provide adherent DBT and working with clients to identify how they can effectively utilize coping skills to build a life worth living.

ADBTA is a proud member of
Mindfully Behavioral Health

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Compass Point

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Mindfully accepts most major insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.

Mindfully Academy

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Positive Leaps

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Mindfully Psychiatry

The Mindfully Psychiatry team of skilled psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners will work closely with you to develop a care plan that is individualized and rooted in evidenced-based practices. 
Our psychiatry providers offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management through both in-person and telehealth options.

Therapy Austin

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