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We practice an evidence-based therapy for individuals and families

DBT is the fastest growing therapeutic approach for a range of diagnoses. Unlike traditional therapies, it's skills based so you can track your progress through graduation.  

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Our Therapists

Alicia Smart, PsyD,   (PSY 24516)  CLINICAL DIRECTOR                           DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Alicia Smart, PsyD, (PSY 24516) CLINICAL DIRECTOR DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Julie Miknis, MFT      (MFC 88523)  Adolescent Program Director

Julie Miknis, MFT (MFC 88523) Adolescent Program Director

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Our team of therapists have been trained by Behavioral Tech, the institute that founded the Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach. In addition, our team has been trained in related therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. On average our therapists have over ten years of work experience and the DBT Center of Marin has been serving the Bay Area since 2000. 

Therapy Services

  • Individual & Comprehensive DBT Therapy

  • Short- and Long-term Psychotherapy for Depression, Anxiety, Life Stressors

  • Adolescent, Couples & Family Psychotherapy

  • Consultation and Counseling for Parents

  • Training & Consultation for Professionals and Organizations


Group Skills Programs

Adult Group

DBT Skills Group Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Facilitated by Alicia Smart, PsyD and Jed Purses, AMFT

Corte Madera Location

DBT Skills Group Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm

Facilitated by Michael Vurek, LCSW

Corte Madera Location

DBT Skills Group Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Facilitated by David Fish, MFT and Shannon Stearns, AMFT

Corte Madera Location

RO DBT Skills Group Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm

Facilitated by David Fish, MFT and Shelley Richardson, MFT

Corte Madera Location

Mindfulness Group

Third Thursday of the Month, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Facilitated by Shelley Richardson, MFT

San Anselmo Location

Parent Groups

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Facilitated by Nancie Jordan, MFT and Shelley Richardson, MFT

Corte Madera Location

Teen Group

DBT Skills Group for younger teens (7th-9th) Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Facilitated by Briana Aitkenhead, AMFT and Shannon Stearns, AMFT

San Anselmo Location

DBT Skills Group for Boys (for those who identify as maie) Tuesday 4:00pm-5:30pm

Facilitated by Briana Aitkenhead, AMFT

Corte Madera Location

DBT Skills Group (9th-12th) Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm

Facilitated by Laurie Margaritonda, PsyD and Jed Purses, AMFT

Corte Madera Location

DBT Skills Group (9th-12th) Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm

Facilitated by Briana Aitkenhead, AMFT

Corte Madera Location

RO DBT Skills Group Young Adult (Ages 16-22) Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm

Facilitated by Julie Miknis, MFT

Corte Madera Location

COMING SOON!  

* Multifamily DBT Skills Group, Fall 2019

For enrollment, please contact Julie Miknis, MFT at 415-459-5206

* Introduction to Mindfulness, October 2019

For enrollment, please contact Shelley Richardson, MFT at 415-459-5206

Testimonials

"Dr. Smart is a deeply intelligent and compassionate professional and human being. I spent several years as her client and I attribute her with being the beacon which guided me through a very dark time.
Her patient counsel and skillful understanding of DBT has been pivotal in helping me learn, quite simply, how to live; training and practicing distress tolerance and eventually being able to let go of life-long self-destructive behaviors."

-DBT Center of Marin Client 2014

"You folks are great - DBT has changed my life. Just last week, I recommended an acquaintance contact you about DBT."

-DBT Center of Marin Client 2014

"The DBT center of Marin provided a structure and methodology which delivered nothing short of a miracle. They quite possibly saved my daughters life. They provided tools for my daughter, my ex, and myself to accept, communicate, and heal. We now have our lives back and our daughter is happy and thriving again. A big thank you to David, Alicia, Shelly and the entire team!"

-DBT Center of Marin Client 2014

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Mindful Meditations

Mindful Meditations

      Client Forms

      Client Forms

Online Resources

Online Resources

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

In/Out Patient Programs

In/Out Patient Programs

Community Resources

Community Resources

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DBT Psychology Center of Marin, PC

DBT Center of Marin Locations

300 Tamal Plaza, Suite 220

Corte Madera, CA 94925

895 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

T 415-459-5206

F 415-906-3260.

 

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