Who We Treat

Clients coming to St. Louis DBT may be first-timers when it comes to therapy or they may be on their last straw -- trying one last program before calling it quits.  In any case, they are typically in pretty excruciating emotional pain and want relief NOW.  They may currently engage in some pretty unhealthy ways of coping with their extreme emotions.  They know they can't live like this forever.  They know they need change but they may not feel change is possible for them.  They are willing to work hard if it means a chance at less chaos, decreased suffering, and improved relationships.

If this sounds like you or someone you care about, we offer individual, couples and family therapy for adults and adolescents, age 13 and up.  The evidence-based therapies we use — DBT, CBT, MBCT, Prolonged Exposure and EMDR — are effective at treating a wide variety of disorders, their symptoms and related behaviors.

What We Treat

Diagnoses We Treat

Our therapists have experience using evidence-based approaches to treat:

Borderline Personality Disorder
Other Personality Disorders
Panic Disorder

Click the Self Screening Button below where you can screen for symptoms of most of these diagnoses.  You’ll also find special screening instruments for adolescents 11-17 years of age.  While not diagnostic, these screening instruments will help you determine if you need professional help.  

Problems We Treat

Remember, however, we treat ineffective behaviors as well as mental health diagnoses.  Here are some of the many problems we can help with:

  • Overwhelming emotions

  • Emotional ups and downs

  • Shutting down

  • Unending crises

  • Intrusive negative thoughts

  • Anxiety

  • Constant worry

  • Excessive guilt

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors

  • Self-sabotage

  • Relationship problems

  • Self-harm

  • Self-isolation

  • Loss of interest

  • Emptiness or numbness

  • Anger/rage

  • Hopelessness

  • Reckless behavior

  • Unable to keep a job or stay in school

  • Impulsivity

Call us for your free consultation.  We’ll help you determine if St. Louis DBT, LLC is a good fit to meet your mental health needs.