Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The UCSF DBT Program for Adolescents and Young Adults created a fun, easy-to-understand overview of DBT (8 minutes).

DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.”

(Resource: https://behavioraltech.org/res…)

Marianne Riley, LCPC is a DBT-Certified Psychotherapist

DBT consists of:

  • Skills-training sessions
  • Individual sessions
  • Phone coaching

DBT works best with, but not limited to:

  • Suicide ideation/gestures
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Overwhelming Emotions
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression

DBT Skills Group 2018 (Begins January 9th, 2018)

Ages 15-19



Boys and girls accepted

Weekly, Tuesdays

Appropriate for reducing symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression/Self Harm/ Suicide Ideation
  • Disordered Eating
  • Substance abuse
  • Impulsivity
  • Emotional dysregulation

Create a life worth living.

10 N. Jefferson Street Suite 203
Frederick, MD 21701

(240) 547-7636

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