DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a comprehensive program offering individual therapy, telephone consultation and a DBT skills group. The focus of DBT is to improve the quality of one’s life and to decrease destructive behaviors that have been causing a variety of problems that may include self-harm, significant suicidal thinking, extreme mood swings, substance abuse, relationship turmoil, etc..
I am a founding member of Greater Portland DBT which offers comprehensive DBT programming to adults and adolescents. In 2021, I became the first person in Maine to be a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™.
- Greater Portland DBT https://www.greaterportlanddbt.com
- DBT Linehan Board of Certification https://dbt-lbc.org/
Supervision, Consultation and Training
Since graduating with a master’s in clinical social work in 1996, I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I have supervised numerous MSW interns and current practicing clinicians. I feel my breadth of knowledge, advanced training and clinical experience can be very helpful and energizing to the new clinical student, a seasoned practitioner or the general public at large.
If you are interested in ongoing clinical supervision, consultation on a particular clinical issue or training specific to DBT, I would be happy to offer my services.