Adult DBT Pretreatment Process

Our Comprehensive DBT Program starts with pretreatment.   Pretreatment typically involves four to six individual therapy sessions.  We may conduct more or less sessions depending on the individual.  If you want to be a Group Only client, you will have fewer pretreatment sessions.  During pretreatment, you are not yet our client. We are assessing whether our DBT Program is the right treatment for you, and you will be assessing if you want to commit to our program after being fully informed about the treatment.  You also need to decide if you feel comfortable working with your individual therapist.  We want you to have the right therapist and treatment.  If we determine it is a good fit, you would then start the DBT Skills Group and enter the program.  Alternatively, we may make other recommendations for other types of treatments or screenings.