Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Adherent to the Linehan Model

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a research-based empirically-validated treatment modality.  The guidelines of the program were established by Marsha Linehan.  Originally, the treatment was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  DBT has now been demonstrated to reduce symptoms for a variety of other disorders, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, personality disorders, and for those with self-injurious and suicidal behaviors.  In addition, DBT has been shown to reduce inpatient hospitalizations and anger, as well as to improve social adjustment. DBT is based on the dialectical principles of acceptance and change and is designed to help clients build a life worth living.

Meet Our Team

We are an unaffiliated group of clinicians in private practice collaborating to offer DBT services in the Missoula area. 

Amy Weiss

LCSW

Renee McGrath

PCLC

Realization Therapy

Kali Neumeister

LCPC, LAC

Pondering Pines Counseling Services

Kimberly McDonald-Markuson

LCSW

Teri Wells

LCSW-C

Comprehensive DBT

The gold standard upon which most of the DBT research has been done

Adapted DBT

For clients who prefer 1:1 rather than group skills training

DBT Graduate Group

For clients who have completed Comprehensive or Adapted DBT skills

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Victor Frankl
Victor Frankl
Founder, Logotherapy

Change your behavior and you will change your emotions.

Marsha
Marsha M. Linehan
Founder, DBT

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin
James Baldwin
Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet, and Activist

The most important point to make here, and to repeat as often as necessary, is that learning new skills requires practice, practice, practice. 

Marsha
Marsha M. Linehan
Founder, DBT

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James
William James
Philosopher and Psychologist

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