DBT Center of Marin provides services to adults, couples, adolescents,
families, and groups. We offer training and consultation services
to other therapists, organizations, and parents/families. We can
tailor a workshop or inservice training to fit the needs of your
At the DBT Center of
Marin we offer a comprehensive therapy program. Clients may be referred
for group therapy if they are in individual therapy elsewhere. The
following components may be included in a DBT program:
DBT Therapy – a one-on-one session with a
therapist, usually once or twice per week, to work toward personalized
targets which the client and therapist collaborate to design.
The goal is to apply skills taught in the skills group to clients’
daily life and to to build a life worth living.
- DBT Skills
Training Group – in order to improve the quality
of their life people often need to develop new habits for managing
life and emotions. In DBT group clients learn these skills in
weekly “classes.” Skills include mindfulness, emotion
regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and
life management. Learning through group facilitators, other group
members, experiential practice and homework assignments, clients
are able to begin applying these tools to their lives right away.
Coaching – an integral part of a DBT program,
phone coaching offers support and encouragement in practicing
new skills in their lives between therapy sessions. Clients are
encouraged to use phone coaching so that they can apply skills
to problems as they arise and in the contexts in which they most
need to use the skills.
Team – At the DBT Center we are committed
to maintaining a high quality of treatment. In consultation team
we work together to help create the best treatment programs for
our clients, to keep each other apprised of the most recent research
findings, and share resources.
Services – we help link our clients to any
additional resources and information available in the community
such as psychopharmacology, career development, case management,