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RO-DBT

When you can't get outside yourself to function...

and no one can see your pain...

and the impulse is to shut down...

 

when you are emotionally

lonely...

RO-DBT will help.

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DBT

When you can't reign in the chaos...

and you lose everything as you get it...

and your emotions get bigger and bigger... 

 

when you are emotionally dysregulated

DBT

will help.

Foggy Pier

We don't "DO" DBT
We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinicians.

 
DBT is balance.
DBT is a way of life. 
DBT is a way of thinking.
DBT is acceptance and change. 
DBT is courage to do something new.

Let's DO what works, instead of what should work!

Comprehensive Treatment
provided: 

Stage I

Behavioral Control
Over Life Threatening Behaviors

3 components, 6 modules:
 
1. Individual DBT Psychotherapy
2. Skills Coaching In Real Time
3. Skills Classes, which teach:

  • Mindfulness

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Radical Openness

  • Walking the Middle Path

Stage II

Quiet Desperation: Dealing with PTSD & Trauma

Prolonged Exposure:
2 components

1. Imaginal Practice
2. In Vivo Practice

Stage III

Ordinary Living: Solving Problems & Maintaining Control

2 Modules
 
1. My-ndful Mentalization
2. Dialectical Patterns

Stage IV

Completeness:
Meaning in Purpose
& Work

1 Module:

  1. Cognitive Resiliency

The Clinic & Team 

The Clinic

Our Mission

From 2000, The Atlanta DBT Center has had one mission: to apply curative strategies for sustained emotional, mental, physical, and social well-being. Our goal is moving psychological services away from the concept of creating "stable mental patients" to lasting remission as our core focus. 

From 2015 onwards, as the first and only psychoendocrine DBT clinic worldwide, we target the 'physical' disorders that lead to emotionally, behaviorally, and mentally disruptive symptoms so patients aren't condemned to a life of disruptive emotionality. 

Buckhead DBT is our 3rd location as we grow towards a curative mentality for all!

Clinical Director

Minal Shah
MRC, NCC, LPC

Intensives/
Specialties/
Certifications:

  1. Psychoendocrine Management

  2. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  3. RO-DBT (Radically Open DBT)

  4. DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure: Trauma)

  5. DBT-EDS (Eating Disorders)

  6. DBT-SUDS (Substance Abuse Disorders)

  7. DBT-F (Families)

  8. DBT-A (Adolescents)

  9. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  10. MBT (Mentalization Based Treatment)

  11. PSYCHODRAMA

  12. Crisis Management/Resolution

  13. Rape Crisis Treatment

Trauma Specialist

Jania Boyd
MS, TRS, C-DBT, CLC, CAMSII

Intensives/
Specialties/
Certifications:

  1. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  2. RO-DBT (Radically Open DBT)

  3. DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure: Trauma)

  4. DBT-SUDS (Substance Abuse Disorders)

  5. DBT-F (Families)

  6. DBT-Psychosis

  7. EMDR

Neurodivergent Disorders

David Ellis
MBA, MS, PhD(s)

Intensives/
Specialties/
Certifications:

  1. Neurodivergent Disorders Specialist

  2. Psychometry

  3. Play Therapy Certified

  4. Child & Adolescent Specialist

  5. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

  6. RO-DBT (Radically Open DBT)

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