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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DBT Columbia provides adult treatment (18+) to clients throughout Missouri. Our treatment adheres to the comprehensive DBT model. After you finish orientation and commit to treatment, a typical week of treatment includes the following:
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.
DBT Columbia is a cooperative of therapists at a variety of private practices across Missouri. This is considered a self-referral resource to help you get connected with therapists providing high-quality DBT. We are not in and of ourselves a treatment facility. We provide the services described above through a combination of virtual and in-person formats, maximizing access to services by taking advantage of technology available to us in today's world.
Teenagers and Their Families
As of fall 2022, we do not have providers who are actively taking on teen patients and are not keeping a waitlist for teens. We recognize there is a vital need for DBT services for teenagers and we are hoping to expand services in 2023, but this will require us finding participating therapists with the training, availability, and desire to join our cooperative. If you are looking for services for a teen, we will not be a good option at this time. Please keep an eye on our website for future updates.