DBT Psychological Services of Long Island

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DBT Psychological Services of Long Island, Ph.D., Psychologist in Port Jefferson Station
(631) 707-9163 Website

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island

Psychologist, Ph.D.


Location

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
5225 Nesconset Highway
Building 1, Units 7 & 8
Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
Call Dr. Kim Lehnert
(631) 707-9163

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Mount Sinai, New York 11766
(631) 707-9163

For the past 23 years, Dr. Kim Lehnert has been applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, trauma, substance abuse, high-functioning autism, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and self-harm/suicidal behaviors. Dr. Lehnert works with pre-adolescents, adolescents, college students, young adults, and adults providing individual therapy, leading several weekly DBT skills groups, and teaching weekly Multi-Family DBT Skills workshops. Dr. Lehnert has completed two 10-day DBT intensive trainings and has served as a national trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC.

Dr. Lehnert specializes in DBT, developed to treat individuals who have emotions that are triggered quickly, are intense, and take a long time to resolve. Dr Lehnert targets high-risk behaviors through acceptance (validation, mindfulness, distress tolerance) and change strategies (emotion regulation, problem solving, reducing ineffective thinking).

DBT is effective with borderline PD; chronic suicidal ideation; self-harm behaviors; Major Depression; Bipolar Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Eating Disorders; Substance abuse/Addictions; and confusion about gender identity.

Qualifications

  • License and State: 013596-1 New York

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island's Groups

DBT Skills Groups

The College-Aged/Young Adult Group meets weekly from 4 to 5:30pm on Tuesdays and focuses on teaching 5 skills modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Middle Path Skills. Issues related to being a young adult/college-aged person transitioning to more adult responsibilities and concerns are addressed. The Adult DBT Skills Groups teach Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. The Wednesday Adult DBT Skills Group meets weekly from 4 to 5:30pm. The Thursday Adult DBT Skills Group meets weekly from 1:00 to 2:30pm.

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Multi-Family DBT Skills Group

Group meets weekly and focuses on psychoeducation re: diagnoses, advocacy, and the DBT treatment approach. Five DBT skills modules are discussed in detail and include: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Middle Path Skills. Family members can ask specific questions about their loved ones and are provided with relevant and specific skills coaching so they can learn to be more effective in supporting and advocating for their loved one. Research clearly indicates that family over-involvement predicts success for loved ones in DBT.

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DBT for Children

Our affordable DBT-informed program for pre-adolescent children can help children who struggle with emotion dysregulation and behavioral dyscontrol. Children and parents are taught Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Middle Path skills together. Parents learn how to be more effective in helping their children manage their emotional distress. Research has clearly established that parental involvement in therapy predicts better therapeutic outcomes for children.

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Location

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island
5225 Nesconset Highway
Building 1, Units 7 & 8
Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
Call Dr. Kim Lehnert
(631) 707-9163

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Mount Sinai, New York 11766
(631) 707-9163
Specialties
  • Borderline Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Social Thinking
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019
DBT Psychological Services of Long Island, Ph.D., Psychologist in Port Jefferson Station

DBT Psychological Services of Long Island

Psychologist, Ph.D.