We are committed to providing high quality DBT. Choosing a provider can be challenging, so we encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about the treatment and learn more about potential providers. In this spirit, we would like to provide the following information about what is true, evidence-based DBT.
DBT includes three clinical components: 1. Individual DBT, 2. DBT Skills Training, and 3. Phone Coaching as needed with the individual DBT therapist. Most often, clients attend one individual DBT appointment and one DBT Skills Group each week. For adolescents, parent skills training is an additional integral component of DBT.
In addition, DBT providers must meet weekly as part of a DBT Consultation team. Please ask potential therapists whether their program meets all of these requirements. Unfortunately, we have heard many stories of clients who believe they are receiving DBT adherent treatment and actually are receiving only a piece of the treatment.
Members of the DBT Metro Consortium are out of network providers. Some of our clients have obtained a Single Case Exception with their insurance companies to enable them to maximize their reimbursements. For more information about obtaining a single case agreement, click here.