for adults & adolescents

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) will help you live a life worth living by teaching you how to change behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with the everyday problems in life.

The term “dialectic” means two true, yet opposing ideas. A DBT therapist will help with the examination of and discussion of those opposing ideas, helping you accept uncomfortable thoughts, behaviors, and feelings as valid, while still recognizing those thoughts must change in order to live a better life.

What Is DBT?

DBT was originally designed to help treat patients with suicidal thoughts and borderline personality disorder. As it’s grown in effectiveness and popularity, it has been adapted to treat a wide variety of mental health matters, especially ones that cause increased emotional distress such as anxiety and depression.

DBT combines methods from cognitive therapy (connecting thoughts, behaviors, and feelings), behavioral therapy (learned behaviors and how the environment impacts those behaviors), and aspects of mindfulness practices.

Affordable Care

DBT services are covered by most major insurances, including Carefirst BlueCross/BlueShield, Cigna, and Aetna. At this time, we are not able to accept Carefirst Administrator plans (MTX, GTA, JEY, etc.) or Maryland Medicaid for DBT services.

A reduced self-pay rate of $60 is available for those with Medicaid.

Click to view our DBT: Is It For You? checklist.