RATES AND SERVICES
CONSULTATION (30 MINUTES) $50
Comfort and trust are essential components for successful treatment outcomes, this consultation is an optional, brief session that allows a chance to meet in person to discuss our DBT program and available treatment options.
ASSESSMENT AND ORIENTATION (90 MINUTES) $200
This session allows for a better understanding of past experiences while becoming familiar with current therapeutic needs, goals, and concerns. During this session, client and therapist work together to clarify therapeutic targets while reviewing the CDBTA program handbook to create the necessary building blocks for an evidence-based treatment plan. This appointment is necessary to begin the four to six week pre-treatment process for joining either our Adolescent or Adult DBT Program.
The pre-treatment stage of DBT is where potential clients and therapists decide whether DBT will be an effective treatment. This is a time where you learn about the program and are able to explore if DBT is right for you. We take the commitment to our program very seriously and want to ensure that potential clients fully understand the agreements being made, before moving forward. Once you fully commit to treatment, you are considered a client at CDBTA and can move forward into the next stage of treatment.
*Please note that anyone in pre-treatment is not considered a client just yet. You are encouraged, therefore, to remain in whatever current treatment you are in until pre-treatment is complete. At that time, we ask that you terminate any conflicting treatments in order to maximize the benefits of DBT.*
DBT THERAPY SESSION (60 MINUTES) $150
Individual component of treatment in which therapist and client discuss issues that come up during the week, recorded on diary cards and follow a treatment target hierarchy. Self-injurious and suicidal behaviors take first priority, followed by therapy interfering behaviors. Then there are quality of life issues and finally working towards improving one's life generally. During the individual therapy, the therapist and patient work towards improving skill use. Often, skills group is discussed and obstacles to acting skillfully are addressed. These sessions are combined with between session phone coaching to generalize skill use in day to day settings.
REDUCED INDIVIDUAL SESSION RATES AVAILABLE FOR CLIENTS WHOSE TREATMENT NEEDS ALIGN WITH TEAM DBT FELLOWS OR MASTERS LEVEL INTERNS. PLEASE SEE FELLOW'S INDIVIDUAL PAGES OR CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
DBT FAMILY SUPPORT SESSIONS (50 MINUTES) $60
We offer one-on-one sessions for the loved one’s of clients in our Comprehensive DBT program. In these individual sessions, we offer supportive counseling while teaching DBT skills. This is so you can learn what your loved one is learning (allowing you to support their treatment), and so you can learn more effective ways of interacting with them. We understand the toll emotion dysregulation can take, and we teach you new ways of responding that will reduce your own distress.
DBT-PE THERAPY SESSION (90 MINUTES) $200 (120 MINUTES) $250
Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, originally developed by Edna Foa, Ph.D., and endorsed by both the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a form of psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . After a traumatic event, some individuals experience unwanted thoughts, disturbing nightmares, feelings of hopelessness, depression, and hypervigilance for an extended period of time. The goal of PE is to gradually help clients reengage with life, especially with desired or necessary activities/places that have been being avoided. Sessions begin at 60 minutes and build to 90 minutes as exposure work is incorporated. This is a weekly treatment lasting approximately three months.
DBT SKILLS GROUP SESSION (120 MINUTES) $100
Our groups are a psycho-educational in format, operating more like a class than a typical therapy group. Both adult and adolescent skills groups contain four skills modules - mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation. For clients with complex, multi-diagnostic, difficult to treat concerns, we recommend completing this group twice (48 sessions).
DBT MULTI-FAMILY SKILLS GROUP SESSION (120 MINUTES) $175
A highly structured 8 session skills-oriented group for teens and their caregivers that takes place once a week for two hours. Designed to teach the DBT skills of walking the middle path, which focuses on parent-teen dilemmas. This group has a class-like format with handouts, take-home exercises, and experiential activities, but there is no expectation that group members share information that is uncomfortable. The combination of this 8 session parent-adolescent group with the 24 adolescent only group sessions is the evidence-based, gold standard of treatment for individuals suffering from emotion dysregulation, identity confusion, interpersonal difficulties, impulsivity, risky behaviors, and teen-parent conflict. Research has shown that caregivers’ involvement makes treatment more effective because caregivers learn to serve as coaches for their children and benefit from learning the skills themselves. Mastery of these skills often requires repetition of the cycle. For this reason, families have the opportunity to continue skills training at the conclusion of the full 32 session cycle and repeat the five skills training modules.
DBT PARENT SKILLS GROUP SESSION (120 MINUTES) $100
Research has shown that caregivers’ involvement makes treatment more effective because caregivers learn to serve as coaches for their children and benefit from learning the skills themselves. This group allows for parents to learn and practice the same skills being taught in the Adolescent Skills group - mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation. Our groups are a psycho-educational in format, operating more like a class than a typical therapy group.