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hi, I recently was hospitalized for my depression. While

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hi,
I recently was hospitalized for my depression. While there, it was brought to my attention that I might want to look into DBT. Is there a DBT organization that lists therapists by location? Any help is appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Z :

Hello, I believe I can help you with your concern

Dr. Z :

I can definitely help you find a good list of DBT therapists in your area if you like or I can guide you to an organization that lists them too

Customer:

whichever is easiest for you is fine with me

Dr. Z :

I can also provide you with some DBT material and links to help you be more informed of this subject matter too

Customer:

that would be great!

Dr. Z :

I can give you a list of DBT therapists, it is no bother to me. What is your zip code?

Customer:

95129

Dr. Z :

Yes I remember now, we have talked before. I am based in Santa Clara, so I know a few good ones in the area

Dr. Z :

Give me a few minutes to compile a good list for you

Customer:

great

Dr. Z :

Here are some good materials for you too.

Customer:

ok, thanks

Customer:

I got some books on DBT already, but thanks for the references

Dr. Z :

Sure, give me a couple more minutes, I am compiling the list still

Customer:

no problem

Dr. Z :

So here are some good therapists in the area that are very good at providing DBT therapy for you

Customer:

wow...........thanks for all the references

Dr. Z :

No problem, I wanted to give you plenty of choices to choose from

Dr. Z :

Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Customer:

I appreciate that

Customer:

nope.........you've helped me a lot today already. Thanks

Dr. Z :

Anytime, I am always happy to help. I wish you the best with your treatment. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Z :

You are most welcome :)

Dr. Z, Psychologist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 5764
Experience: Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

hi


I wanted to get back to you. I looked up the references you gave me yesterday and was told by several therapists that they do not practice true DBT. I have found one local company/organization that does do true DBT and am waiting for a reply. Do you know of a way to determine whether a therapist has been truly trained in DBT under Ms. Linehan? I'm specifically interested in people who are running groups on DBT.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
Well you do not have to be trained in DBT under Linehan to truly understand DBT or call yourself a DBT specialist. I personally was trained at a University by a DBT expert and at pre-doctoral internship by a DBT expert and this qualifies me as saying that I am DBT certified. This is most likely a similar reason why other therapists state that they practice DBT as well. Here is a good website that can give you some guidelines on choosing a DBT therapist.

http://www.tara4bpd.org/dyn/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=2

Here is a website that may be able to help you for what you are looking for, but this website does not list individual DBT therapists for some reason.

http://www.behavioraltech.com/resources/crd_results.cfm





Customer: replied 1 year ago.

great! thanks for the info.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
Anytime, best of luck to you :)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so frustrated! grrrrrrrrrrr..................


I finally found a program I really liked, only to find it isn't wheelchair accessible, which is a must for me

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
I am so sorry that is truly frustrating, I agree. There are a few in the Bay Area though, so you may want to call around and see if others are wheelchair accessible for you.

http://www.southbaydbt.com/

http://www.californiadbt.com/

http://www.midpeninsuladbt.com/

http://yeegaconsulting.com/yeega/index.html

Stanford DBT
Stanford University Medical Center
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5722
T: (650) 736-1232
F: (650) 723-9807

I hope at least one of these can provide the services you need. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I will look into the resources you gave me. Thanks!

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
Anytime, I am always here to help.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

idk if this needs to be another question or not............... but I'm super frustrated right now............can we chat?

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am so sorry that you are frustrated right now, but yes you can definitely ask me another question, but if you want it to be in chat form it will have to be a new question. You should put "For DoctorZ Only" before you type your question or you can type the question from my homepage.

http://www.justanswer.com/mental-health/expert-doctorz/

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