Welcome to DBT Columbia. We’re glad you’re here.

You can improve your life. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, known as DBT, is an immersive mental health treatment which helps people create a life worth living by reducing chaos, improving relationships, regulating emotions, and gaining control of thoughts and behaviors. The therapists at DBT Columbia are highly experienced in providing non-judgmental, validating treatment that is effective in helping you achieve your goals. Ready to start creating a life worth living?
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What We Do 

DBT Columbia provides adult treatment (18+) to clients throughout Missouri.  Adolescent treatment (13-17) is offered individually, on a case-by-case basis. Our treatment adheres to the comprehensive DBT model. After you finish orientation and commit to treatment, a typical week of treatment includes the following:

  1. Weekly Individual Sessions – bringing DBT into the specifics of your life and pain
  2. Weekly Group Skills Training* – the place you learn skills to change your life *Adolescents currently learn skills one on one, not in a group setting
  3. As-needed Skills Coaching – calls or texts throughout the week to help you apply your new skills when you need them most
  4. Team Consultation – your therapist and group leaders are part of a team of therapists supporting each other in helping you reach your goals

How it Works

After you reach out to us, we’ll pair you with a therapist who has openings and is a good fit for your problems.  You’ll do an initial consultation, then work with them for a few sessions to explore your problems, get oriented to how DBT works, and assess whether DBT is appropriate for your needs. After you complete orientation and determine DBT is the right treatment path for you, you have the option to make a commitment to DBT. After you make the commitment, you will begin skills training and coaching in addition to continuing individual sessions with your therapist. From the time you make your commitment and begin skills group, it’s approximately a year-long program. This gives you time not only to learn new behaviors but also to apply those skills effectively in a wide variety of contexts.