DBT Mental Health Services
What is DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)?

DBT is based on 4 key Skills Building Components:

Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Core Mindfulness is the skill of learning how to control focus in the "Here and Now", to be present in what is being experienced.  Mindfulness allows greater focus, clarity, and control in building the other 3 Skills Components of DBT.

Distress Tolerance is the skill that allows individuals  to cope and manage distress with distraction during moments of increased emotion or crisis.

Emotion Regulation teaches individuals how to better identify,  label, and then manage negative and overwhelming feelings. This skill helps in decreasing emotional suffering while teaching how to feel and not avoid emotions,  and cope with them effectively.

Interpersonal Effectiveness teaches the skill of personal interactions (communication) that teaches how ask for help and reassurance, express needs appropriately, and to share feelings and thoughts in a manner that others can be receptive and able to respond to.

Who Can DBT Help?​

We work with adolescents (13+) and adults  who are challenged with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), suicidal ideations/thoughts, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. Self injury and suicidal ideation are monitored weekly and safety plans and strategies are developed and adjusted regularly to help you or your loved one stay safe while learning to manage the symptoms, feelings, and behaviors.

DBT skills are taught and practiced in session, and strategized to determine how to apply in your daily environment and within relationships. As skills are introduced and applied to daily life, brief Phone Coaching is implemented, when necessary, to help determine and use the proper skill for the immediate situation.

Treatment may be necessary for 6 months to over a year, based on the severity of symptoms. DBT is an evidenced based,  proven effective therapy, and a commitment to ongoing participation is necessary for best results. Sessions are 55 minutes long, and take place weekly. 

Individual Session .......................................$100

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted, no cash or checks.

Medicaid Staywell insurance accepted. For those who have out of network benefits a monthly superbill  will be provided for you to submit to your carrier for reimbursement, if applicable. Purple Cactus Counseling  DOES NOT submit out of network benefits or contact insurances to confirm benefits on client behalf. Client is responisble for all out of network communicaitons and submissions to insurance provider.  Payment is expected at onset of each session.