DBT® Therapy for Adults

Do you struggle to manage your emotions, tolerate distress, or struggle with difficult relationships? Our expert-led DBT® program will help you create a life worth living.

Anger Management Therapy
Mental Depression Treatment

Why choose our adult DBT® program?

Most clients who commit to the DBT® regimen will see significant improvement in their lives.  Our fully adherent DBT® therapy is a structured program that has been shown to be effective in helping people who struggle with anger, depression, feelings of hopelessness, or who have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Anxiety Therapy

What you can expect in DBT® therapy?

As a client of our adult DBT® program with Austin DBT Associates, you will gain an array of skills to manage your emotions, and you’ll learn constructive ways to deal with impulsive behaviors that often accompany strong emotions.

Unlike many other DBT® programs, Austin DBT Associates is comprehensive (fully adherent). This means that as a participant in our Adult DBT® therapy, you will benefit from all the aspects of DBT® that make it effective: individual therapy, skills training, and a therapist consultation team. You will also have access to your clinician for phone coaching outside of sessions to help you practice and apply your skills.

Woman seeking DBT therapy to address her depression and suicidal thoughts

Overview of our adult DBT® program

Our Adult DBT® Program focuses on helping you learn skills and apply them to your daily life:

  • Individual therapy occurs weekly with a highly-trained therapist.
  • Your will learn a host of skills in weekly skills class; however, at times may need assistance in applying them in your own life.
  • You will keep track of a diary card to record your moods and behaviors.
  • You will participate in Adult DBT® Skills Training Classes, to learn and refine skills for daily coping.
  • In addition to weekly therapy, skills generalization is also available during phone coaching. Phone coaching is a component to the comprehensive DBT® program in which you have opportunity to contact your therapist.

What to expect in our adult DBT® program

A 90-minute intake assessment is conducted by a licensed DBT® clinician.  During this time, the clinician will assess your history, needs, and goals in order to identify the best course of treatment for you. You will learn more about the DBT® modality of treatment and what to expect so that you can determine if DBT® is a fit for you.

The initial intake assessment fee is $150. 

Once you’ve completed the intake assessment (and are oriented to a group skills class, if that’s a part of your treatment plan), you will begin recurring sessions, usually at a weekly pace. Weekly individual sessions last 50 minutes. Weekly group sessions last 90 minutes.

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