Standard DBT Program

Standard DBT was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal women and is a well-established model for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. Further research has shown it to be an effective treatment for many other disorders including depression, and certain anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). Generally, standard DBT is helpful for treating disorders which include the experience of emotions being out of control.

After assessment, the therapists on the Consultation Team work together to decide whether a client could benefit from the standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program or an adaptation of DBT.  All the DBT programs include the following four components:

  • individual therapy for the identified client
  • skills training classes for the client (and parents of child & adolescent clients)
  • skills coaching calls as needed between sessions
  • support for the therapist & client from the Consultation Team (consisting of the Clarify Counseling & Three Springs DBT therapists), which meets weekly

Meet Our Therapists

Clarify Counseling’s DBT Therapists have received intensive DBT training by Behavioral Tech, LLC, the organization founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan to provide the official DBT training.

Kimberly A. Halley, LMFT

Ms. Halley, the founder of Clarify Counseling, in addition to offering DBT therapies, provides evidence-based treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Jamie Martin, LPC

Mrs. Martin has also received specialized treatment for treating teens and families in DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills with Multi-Problem Adolescents

Andrea Furgala, LISW

Mrs. Furgala was trained in DBT-C during its development and has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in the mental health world.

Alyssa Jenkins, LPC-A

Ms. Jenkins interest in therapeutic research focusing on advocacy and multicultural competencies in the mental health field led to her discovery of and passion for DBT.