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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can cause major difficulties with managing emotions and subsequently, daily life. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has shown to be effective in treating BPD symptoms and allowing individuals to build a life worth living. DBT California offers DBT programs for Adults, Adolescents and Friends & Family in our Orange County (Newport Beach), Torrance and Beverly Hills Area (Los Angeles) offices.

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Why Choose DBT California?

DBT California provides compassionate dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) by experts. We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. Our DBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in DBT. With offices in Beverly Hills area (Los Angeles), Orange County (Newport Beach) and Torrance, high fidelity, expert- level DBT is closer than you think.

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DBT California

DBT California is a team of award winning clinicians and scholars. We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. Our DBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. DBT is focused on helping patients with problems regulating emotions. Typically, but not exclusively, for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has multiple clinical trials demonstrating its effectiveness. DBT California offers comprehensive DBT programs for adults with intensively/comprehensively trained staff. For a program to call itself DBT it must have all of the following components:

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. Group Skills Training
  3. In-between session coaching
  4. DBT therapist weekly consultation meeting

Lynn McFarr, Ph.D. started the first comprehensive DBT program in the Los Angeles area in the late 1990s. In 2008, Dr. McFarr founded DBT California, offering high-fidelity, comprehensive DBT in three locations- Orange County (Newport Beach), Torrance, and the Beverly Hills/Mid Wilshire (Los Angeles).  For more information on how to choose a DBT program, please click here. For more information or to schedule call us at 800-624-1475 or complete the contact form below.

Our DBT Programs

  • Adult DBT

    Adult DBT

     DBT California Adult Program

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  • Adolescent Program

    Adolescent Program

     DBT California Adolescent Program

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  • Parent Skills Training

    Parent Skills Training

     DBT California Parent Skills Training

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  • Friends & Family Program

    Family & Friends Program

     DBT California Friends & Family Program

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Outcomes

Check out our Patient Outcomes page to learn more about how our DBT program has improved several symptoms in both our 6-month and 12-month patients.

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