Therapy & Outpatient Treatment
Current DBT Groups:
Adult DBT Currently on hold
Adolescent DBT Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm Facilitated by: Taelor Emmert MC &
Kierstin Alstrum MC
Total Life Counseling DBT Groups:
What is DBT and who would benefit from it?
DBT Skills are appropriate for many people, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, bi-polar, addiction,
self-harming, borderline personality disorder or other mood disorders.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s
by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan. It is most commonly taught in a group setting. Since its development, it has been
used for the treatment of many kinds of mental health disorders. The theory behind DBT is that some people are prone
to react in a more intense manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and
friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s distress levels in these types of situations can increase far
more quickly than what is to be expected. It is also observed that these individuals attain a higher level of emotional
stimulation and take much more time calm themselves following the emotion. DBT was developed to address these
types of behaviors and to help restore peace to our lives.
To enroll or get more information:
Call our office at (480) 444 – 2434 or email us at info@TotalLifeAZ.com
* *Group fees are paid in advance. The DBT groups requires that group sessions are purchased in 4 week blocks
($160 / 4 group sessions)