DBT First Intake Session
DBT Individual Sessions
a credit card is required to hold a session time
you will be charged the full fee if you no show or provide less than 24 hours notice to cancel.
individual dbt is helpful for those who are
in a group but need flexibility for individual sessions
alumni of dbt treatment and want a refresher
brand new to dbt and unsure if it’s a right fit
please seek out community resources for DBT groups in your area. SFcchange is no longer offering group DBT.
you and nina will discuss the need for group dbt directly. some people can benefit from skills learning in individual sessions but this is highly individualized as a form of treatment.
Why do I need DBT?
DBT is the premiere evidence-based approach to helping people suffering from emotions being out of control and burning out relationships. These traits are commonly captured under the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Does DBT only work for people with BPD?
No. You don't need this diagnosis to benefit from the skills. This therapy was initially created for people had those traits but in reality, they are human being skills.
it takes time to acclimate to the BPD diagnosis. if you have just received this diagnosis, then please know that you are at the beginning of a long journey. in fact, i have found that the provider who gives the diagnosis is rarely the one to treat it. it takes time for people to recognize the traits, accept the suffering, and commit to the treatment.
Why is it so expensive/long/detailed?
This is an specialized program to address intensive interfering behaviors. Most people who need DBT are suffering - they have hard time keeping relationships, jobs or even maintaining their health.
there very often is major despair along with self-harming behaviors to alleviate that despair.
For that reason, we need to dedicate much energy and investment to that suffering.
How do I know it will work?
There is no guarantee of a "cure" by any therapy out there. DBT has been the most effective for BPD when they follow the standard program of learning skills, intensive monitoring of interfering behaviors, and utilizing coaching calls with the therapist.
People are successful when they complete the homework, apply the skills, and stay consistent. It might not work for you if you don't have the financial and time resources to dedicate. That's okay. It really does work best when you're 100% ready
Are you ready?
DBT requires commitment. Most people have been suffering for so long that the work required by DBT is better than continuing to live in such a way.
It will take time.
This is a marathon and not a sprint. Sometimes it feels like it's taking too long. The skills build on one another so that over time you continue to feel confident.
It's not too late.
The brain is capable of change. With support and using the skills, many people find relief in their suffering to heal and live the rest of their lives more fulfilled.
Learn something now.
everyone says to break your habits that aren't working for you. one of the first steps is to realize which thoughts and behaviors are the ones causing problems. sometimes we just don't know.
Live a life worth living.
That means finding acceptance in order to create change. This is an intensive program for addressing intensive interfering behaviors.
It's worth it.
Many people with BPD traits have often experienced trauma. The ineffective behaviors usually come from avoidance of pain and emotional suffering. If you're ready, then we will confront emotions in a safe way to find healthy recovery.