Create a Life Worth Living


Does LIDBT accept Insurance?
LIDBT is an out-of-network provider and does not contract directly with insurance companies. We are happy to provide you with completed claim forms to submit to your insurance company so that you can receive direct reimbursement from your insurance company. Please see the Fees and Insurance section for more complete information.
Can I attend only skills training group sessions? Can I attend only individual therapy?
DBT is a two-pronged approach to changing behaviors and creating the life you imagine. For this to happen, the research indicates that skills training and individual therapy are equally important components of effective treatment.  LIDBT follows this model and requires attendance in both skills training group and individual therapy.
What is the usual skills training group size?
Skills training groups typically have 5 to 10 members.
I feel that I need individual therapy more than once a week. Is that possible?
Typically, individual therapy occurs once a week and skills training group is once a week. However, more intensive treatment can be arranged if needed.
Do you have a psychiatrist on your team?
We work closely with and can recommend several psychiatrists in the community.  You may also continue to see your current psychiatrist.
What is the length of treatment?
Length of treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and a client’s commitment to treatment. This commitment includes consistent attendance and motivation to actively participate in therapy sessions.

For clients in our DBT program, we ask for a commitment of 9 months to a year. This allows clients to complete skills training and repeat skills modules to ensure skills are meaningfully applied. Completion of skills training group is based on a careful assessment of skills generalization and reduction in symptoms.  This determination is made by both the client and therapist.  Upon completing group, clients are welcome to continue working with their individual therapist if they choose to do so.

Can I continue to see my current therapist ?
We ask that you temporarily suspend treatment with your current therapist while learning DBT. Our therapists are DBT trained and structure sessions and phone coaching according to the evidence-based model. You may return to your therapist after completing the program.