Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach with a focus on learning and practicing skills that help individuals decrease symptoms, maintain safety and improve quality of life.  MHS also offers Adherent DBT programming that is nationally accredited with and certified by the Minnesota Mental Health Division.  Adherent DBT is DHS certified and offered at our Edina and Woodbury locations.

Our Approach
In contrast to many other providers, we provide DBT services across levels of care, customizing therapy to each individual client. We also collaborate with clients and their existing health care providers to build treatment teams that work.
Our DBT programs serve individuals with:

  • Depression, bipolar or manic-depression, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, and/or personality disorders including borderline personality disorder
  • Chronic suicidal thinking and/or a history of suicide attempts
  • Self-injurious urges and self-injury behaviors
  • Impulsive and/or self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Frequent mental health related hospitalization and/or use of crisis services
  • Functional difficulties at home, school, work and/or socially
  • Tumultuous relationships with family, loved ones, and/or care providers
  • Distress tolerance and emotion regulation difficulties

Our Programs

Adult DBT

Our Adult DBT Programs provide comprehensive therapy and skills that help individuals decrease symptoms and maintain safety.

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Adolescent DBT

Our Adolescent DBT Program provides comprehensive therapy and skills that help teenagers ages 14 to 18.

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Early Adolescent DBT

Our Early Adolescent DBT Program provides comprehensive therapy and skills that help teenagers ages 12 to 14.

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Horizons DBT

Our Horizons program offers modified DBT skills for developmentally-disabled/mentally-ill (DD/MI) clients and for clients in the borderline range of intelligence.

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Integrated Dual Disorder DBT

Our IDD program offers MI/CD treatment that teaches skills that help individuals improve mental health, decrease substance use, and to build more satisfying relationships and lives.

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Individual Therapy

Our individual therapy is designed to promote mindfulness, healthy relationships and improve the overall well-being of our clients.

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