WHAT SETS OUR DBT PROGRAM APART
A true adherent program
The highest level of training in DBT is certification. There is one certified DBT clinician within 25 miles -- Laura Richardson, Ph.D. who is the clinical director of the practice. To confirm certification for any practice look at the Linehan Board of Certification Site.
Coming to a practice with an adherent program is important for you because you want effective treatment, not partial treatment, unskilled treatment, or watered-down treatment. It takes years of training to become a DBT Therapist, and a long time to develop an adherent program - and this is exactly what we offer.
An adherent program includes:
Clinician training -- Intensively trained clinicians. This is a minimum 40 hour set of training.
Weekly skills group - Groups last 1.5 to 2 hours.
Individual therapy with an intensively trained therapist who is part of the team at least 1x per week.
Consultation team - Delivered through a team of therapists that meet weekly.
Skills Coaching - Offers skills coaching via phone/text.
A therapist is NOT doing DBT if:
- They have read a book or took a weekend workshop.
- Do not offer skills groups.
They are practicing without a team.
They do not provide skills coaching.