What We Provide

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is a treatment developed to treat a variety of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive disorders, including borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. DBT helps clients regulate their emotions through mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

Our DBT program is divided into adult and adolescent programs. Clients commit to a contract of at least six months of attending both individual sessions and group skills training.

Adult DBT groups: These psycho-educational groups are available to participants in the adult DBT program. These groups are 24 weeks long and teach skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Adolescent DBT groups: This psycho-educational group caters to adolescents aged 13-18 residing at home with an adult. These groups are available to adolescents and one parent involved in the DBT Program. Topics covered include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Phone Consultation: Clients may contact their therapist via telephone for coaching if they need help generalizing their skills to life outside of therapy.

Team Approach: Therapists use a team approach to consult on cases and to support one another. All members of the case consultation team are intensively trained in DBT.


Phone Consultation: Clients have access to their therapist’s personal telephone number to receive coaching when they need help effectively applying skills in the moment outside of therapy. Phone calls last 5-10 minutes.

Individual Therapy: Clients in the DBT program attend a weekly individual therapy session for 45 minutes to an hour. These sessions are designed to keep clients motivated in the program; to find out the chain of emotions, cognitions, and bodily sensations that influence problem behaviors; and apply skills learned in group sessions.

Friends and Family Group: This skills group is designed for parents, spouses, and children of people struggling with behavioral, emotional, and cognitive dysregulation disorders. This group learns to incorporate DBT skills for their own stress related to dealing with their loved one’s dysregulation. *This group is not designed for individuals in need of a comprehensive DBT program.

NEABPD Group: The ©Family Connections program is designed specifically to help parents, spouses, adult children, and siblings obtain knowledge and develop skills that will be helpful to them for their own well-being and to build a support network with other individuals with a relative with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

DBT Program participants are provided with the following modes of treatment

  1. Individual weekly therapy
  2. Weekly skills training (24 weeks adults, 25 weeks adolescents)
  3. Phone coaching
  4. Team Approach. Current CBT, LLC DBT team members include; Scott Fairweather, Dr. Shari Manning, Dana Gates, Amanda Polk, and Alexandra Bodnariuk.

The minimum length of commitment to the DBT program is 6 months.

Friends & Family Group

If you experience difficulties managing your emotions, behaviors, or with communicating to your loved one who has been diagnosed with BPD, a mood disorder, or other behavioral disorder, there is help for you. These 1.5 hour long classes are designed to teach you how to communicate with your loved one and cope with the difficult emotions you may experience as a result of their behaviors. Modules are 8 weeks in length and include training in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. 8 week blocks include 2 weeks of mindfulness plus one other module. You must complete a brief telephone screening before registering.

Rates for DBT Program

Initial consultation: $150.00 (all therapists)

Skills Training Groups: $50.00 per group (24 Adult or 25 Adolescent & Multifamily sessions)

Individual sessions: $30.00 – $120.00 per individual session (dependent upon counselor experience).

Family and Loved Ones Skills Training: These psychoeducational groups are designed to provide family members with additional support. These groups are not a substitute for a DBT Program (25 weeks).

  • $50 per group paid weekly
  • $42 per group prepaid by module (4 free sessions)
  • $36 per group prepaid skills training cycle (7 free sessions)