Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, however, research shows that DBT has also been used successfully to treat people experiencing anxiety, depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse.

"The support and insight I gained from this group is incomparable."

Client Testimonial from Brittany

DBT skills groups at New Beginnings incorporate somatic awareness into the curriculum and encourage participants to learn and practice skills alongside others, share their experiences, and provide mutual support.

Adult Group

Currently offered through HIPPA compliant video conferencing.

DBTeen Group

Offered at The New Beginnings Center, Covid safety protocols are being observed.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas: ​
 Focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the moment
Geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it
Covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life
Consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships 

Lisa believes in a holistic, integrative approach to therapy that includes all dimensions of health; mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and social. She perceives every person who enters therapy as unique and courageous, deserving treatment tailored to their specific needs in a supportive, caring environment.