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.

Learn More

Adolescent DBT

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

Learn More

Early Adolescent DBT

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Individual Therapy

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

Learn More

Referrals and Intakes


News from Our Blog

Help A Loved One; Look Out For These Signs of…

Suicide is a traumatic experience for an entire community. As there is a diverse range of signs, symptoms, and causes, understanding the man…

Why is My Child Acting Out?

Challenging behavior is a frequently experienced part of raising a child, and it’s not unusual for a child to act out as a response to…