Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


DBT Intake
Olmsted County Community Services
2100 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507 328-6400
Fax: 507 328-6401

The Olmsted County DBT Program is a state certified intensive outpatient program that serves adult men and women. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced based practice shown to be the most effective form of treatment available for reducing suicide and self-injury, and improving the quality of life for persons with Borderline Personality Disorder and/or other mental health diagnoses.

Criteria for admission to the program include:

• 18 years of age or older

• Meet one of the following criteria:

o Have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder; or
o Have a mental health diagnosis and exhibit behaviors characterized by impulsivety, intentional self-harm behavior, and be at significant risk of death, disability, or severe problems across multiple life areas.

• Be at significant risk of one or more of the following if DBT is not provided:

o Mental health crisis
o Requiring a more restrictive setting such as hospitalization
o Decompensation
o Engaging in intentional self-harm behavior.

Program Components:
• Skills Training group meet weekly for 2 ½ hours
• Access to skills coaching via phone 24 hours/day 7 days/week
• Individual therapy once per week
• Consultation to the therapists

See the related links to the right for more information. Please contact us at 507 328-6400 if you have questions or would like to make a referral.