Established in 2001, Long Island DBT Group is a DBT adherent private practice consisting of highly skilled clinical social workers and psychologists. Our dedicated staff has been intensively trained by Behavioral Tech, LLC, a training institute founded by the creator of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dr. Marsha Linehan. Our mission at LI DBT Group is to provide evidence-based treatment to help our clients find a way out of their suffering and build a life worth living. We specialize in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and co-ocurring disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders. DBT is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that combines mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies with change-oriented strategies. DBT is specially designed to help individuals who have intense, difficult to manage emotions learn new ways to manage their feelings without engaging in impulsive behaviors. Our clients often experience intense mood swings, trouble wth anger, impulsive behavior, difficulty managing relationships, fear of abandonment and recurrent suicidal or self-injurious behavior. Our comprehensive DBT program has four components which include individual therapy, skills training group, phone coaching, and a consultation team for therapists.