Doug Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC

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Doug Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC


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Decision Tree Mental Health, PLLC
363 E University Ave
108a
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 692-0763

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Announcement icon In response to precautions being taken for COVID-19, individual therapy, group therapy, and will be available by video.
Due to the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, all services are also offered via Telehealth. If conditions require, all modalities can be provided via video. At Decision Tree Mental Health, PLLC, we want you to have an enjoyable life worth living. We try to accomplish this by providing empirically supported treatments for complicated emotional and behavioral issues. We provide a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program, treatment for mood, anxiety, and other life difficulties. Our hope is to give you the tools you need to overcome what is getting in the way of the life you want to live.
DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy developed for chronically suicidal patients often diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Research has shown that it works with substance misuse, eating disorder, depression, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well.
Dr. Benson is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Utah. He specializes in empirically supported interventions, has intensive DBT training, with a Linehan Board Certification in DBT. He has been providing standard modes of DBT treatment for over 10 years. Please visit my website; www.decisiontreementalhealth.com.

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Qualifications

  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License and State: 6866553-2501 Utah

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: DBT- Linehan Board of Certification / DBT-LBC
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Doug Benson's Groups

DBT Skills Training

DBT Skills Training is a 2 ½ hour weekly group (with a break) designed to enhance the capacity of the individual in the areas of Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. There is a classroom atmosphere with skills being taught, practiced, and practice assigned outside of group. The first half of the class is spent reviewing your practice over the last week, while the second is learning a new skill. Going through all the modules takes about 24 weeks. Research supports two times through the group, or one year of treatment, for best skills acquisition and retention.

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Location

Decision Tree Mental Health, PLLC
363 E University Ave
108a
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 692-0763
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Borderline Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Doug Benson, PsyD, DBT-LBC, Psychologist in Provo

Doug Benson

Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC