Welcome to our highly-specialized outpatient DBT center
What sets us apart?
Our team of compassionate, non-judgmental therapists are highly trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and our Director, Lisa Herpolsheimer, completed her DBT training through the prestigious Marsha Linehan PhD Training Institute called Behavioral Tech, the "Gold Standard" of real, official DBT intensive professional training. Marsha Linehan, PhD. is the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Lisa provides the team with ongoing clinical supervision, advanced clinical training seminars, and provides direction on the care of all participants at our center. We also utilize the Official DBT Treatment Manuals and DBT Skills Training Materials from Dr. Linehan in our DBT Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and DBT Skills Training Groups.
Our therapists engage in ongoing continuing professional education and training in complex clinical care and best practices. This includes intensive training courses in DBT, DBT Case Consultation activities, specialized training for the treatment of complex clinical trauma, and ongoing training and professional development for most effectively working with multi-diagnostic (multi-problem) clinical presentations. Our DBT program is adept and ready to work with individuals with emotional sensitivity and emotion regulation problems, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety), ADHD, Personality Disorders, and we also often work with persons motivated to recover from self-defeating behaviors such as non-suicidal self-injury or difficulties overcoming suicidal thoughts (to be treated on an outpatient basis it is important to work collaboratively with us on your outpatient comprehensive safety net/plan, and individuals that are a fit for our program are not at imminent danger of acting on taking their lives, they are looking to overcome the patterns of suicidal thoughts/fantasies and are willing to do everything they possibly can, walking alongside us and with our active help, to keep on living in order for treatment work and help them develop and discover a Life Worth Living as they define it for themselves.)
Our clinical team possesses over 36 years of clinical psychotherapy experience combined in the provision of direct mental health psychotherapy and counseling. Our clinicians are experienced in working with persons ages 12 and above, with our particular areas of expertise being in the treatment of teens and adults.
Our team believes in the inner strength and resilience of each therapy participant that comes to work with us in their journey toward achieving increased emotional regulation, peace of mind, and building meaning in their lives. We work collaboratively with participants, meaning we work "WITH YOU" not "AT YOU." We balance a key DBT Concept in our work, which is balancing the dialectic (seeming opposite concepts) of both ACCEPTANCE and CHANGE. This means we already accept and know that you are doing the very best you can, and we validate and honor the efforts you make every day in doing your best--AND we also know you are capable of growth and change at the same time. We balance process-based, person centered, validating therapeutic approach with a change-based approach (which is to train you to use the DBT Skills in your daily life to enhance your ability to cope with emotions and the challenges of life). We aim to "Walk Alongside" you as you begin a journey toward discovering compassion for yourself, as you develop meaningful life goals and re-connect with things you enjoy about life again, and improve your relationships with others.
Welcome to our highly-specialized outpatient center
What sets us apart?
Our therapists utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies that help you work on examining your inner thoughts, your assumptions and beliefs and evaluating how those thoughts or beliefs impact how you behave. Our CBT-based services are particularly effective for mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, generalized anxiety and social anxiety), and also compliments our work we do in DBT with Personality Disorders or problems of Emotional Sensitivity/Emotion Dysregulation.
In a collaborative, client-centered manner we help you create change in your life as you begin to think about your thinking in a new, more inclusive healthier way.
Our therapists are trained in CBT techniques such as behavioral activation for depression and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD and anxiety disorders. Our clinical team engages in ongoing professional development training as well as Clinical Supervision activities to ensure the highest quality of care for our participants.
Our clinical team possesses over 36 years of clinical psychotherapy experience combined.
We are strengths-based, client centered clinicians, believing that each person has resiliency and the ability to dramatically benefit from the hard work they do in psychotherapy with us. We "Walk Alongside" you in your journey, mindful to go at a pace that both encourages healthy change while does not reject or shame you for the difficulties you are facing.