Programs – Adult Program

Individual Therapy

This component utilizes the client-therapist relationship to validate the clients current emotional states while encouraging generalization of new effective coping skills. This component also includes:  Telephone Consultation to the Client, which helps client to generalize skills into all areas of their lives.

Individual therapy is divided into four stages: 
Stage One -Reduction of self destructive behaviors and acquisition of skills learned in group skills training sessions, 
Stage Two – Resolution of past trauma, 
Stage Three – Resolution of residual problems in living, 
Stage Four – Resolution of feelings of incompleteness and increasing capacity for sustaining joy and contentment.

Skills Training Group

This component utilizes a psycho-educational group to teach effective coping skills to clients in the areas of: 

1) Core mindfulness,
2) Interpersonal Effectiveness,
3) Emotion Regulation, 
4) Distress Tolerance.

This group meets once a week for two hours. Adult participation in the group requires an approximate one year commitment to the process; or completing the curriculum twice.

Clients must also be engaged in individual DBT.

Consultation Group

This is a consultation group for professionals. The purpose of this group is to minimize the vicarious traumatization, often associated in working with DBT clients, by using DBT theories and skill with each other while consulting about client issues. Part of these sessions may include DBT training. Note: Consultation is regarded as an essential aspect in the provision of DBT.

Skills Application and Peer Consultation Groups

Please contact the office for more information on Skills Application and Peer Consultation Groups.  

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NEW treatment: RO-DBT

RO-DBT (Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a new treatment that targets over-controlled behavior. It has been used to treat some of the rigid responses and emotional inhibition thought to underline many difficult to treat conditions, such as Anorexia Nervosa and Refractory Depression. 

What is the Treatment For? 

Patients who have a diagnosis of Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.For more information on RO-DBT visit the website.

Standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT Associates LLP provide comprehensive treatment that is based on the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., Research conducted by Dr. Linehan has documented the effectiveness of this treatment. The objective of this approach is to help the client resolve crises by accepting the client’s experience as valid while simultaneously expecting change.The methods utilized in DBT are: Individual DBT, Telephone Consultation to the client, Skills Training Group, and Group Consultation to the Therapist.


Clients Served

Programs are available for adult and adolescent clients who are struggling with behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns that are causing difficulty in their lives. Often, such clients have had life experiences that were emotionally invalidating and/or traumatic. Diagnostic categories appropriate for referral include, but are not limited to: Borderline Personality Disorder, the Dissociative Disorders, Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.


Anyone who is currently working with the client in the community may refer (therapist, physician, case worker etc.). Clients are encouraged to refer themselves. An intake assessment will be scheduled to determine appropriateness for the program.

Skills training groups are semi-open with admission occurring at the beginning of each skills unit. 


Fees for Client Services

Straight Medical Assistance, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UBH, Blue Plus Health Partners and UCare are accepted. Some private insurances may cover. DBT Associates LLP accepts many of the HMO providers. It is always wise to check with your insurance company to make sure your insurance will cover our services. If you have out of network coverage we are also able to bill your insurance. We have been working with some insurance companies that we are not yet providers for and have been able to have clients get referrals to us. This is also an option we are willing to work with you on.

Private pay is accepted and some sliding fees are available.


Intake assessment:    $300 (60 minutes) $450 (90 minutes)
Individual Sessions:    $150 (45 minutes)
Individual Sessions:    $200 (60 minutes)
Groups:    $300 (120 minutes)  $375 (150 minutes)