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DBT for Young Adults

Hope for young adult mental health

DBT for Young Adults offers coordinated individual and group therapy services to young adults, age 18-25, who have significant emotional/behavioral problems, personality disorders, and/or engage in self-harming behaviors. Our therapy program is designed to be an intensive, long-term intervention with an average length of six months to one year or longer.

DBT Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program components include weekly DBT individual therapy with phone coaching.



Volunteers of America-Minnesota
Vona Center for Mental Health
9220 Bass Lake Rd.
Suite 255
New Hope, MN 55428


Individual therapy hours: scheduled to meet the needs of the participant
Business office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Young adult group: meets on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm weekly


Young adults, ages 18-25, who are experiencing significant severe emotional/behavioral issues.


Fees for DBT Intensive Outpatient Therapy services are billed to Medical Assistance, managed care companies and other third party payers. The Volunteers of America Mental Health Clinic is enrolled as a provider with most insurance plans


For services: call 763-225-4052

How we help


Vona's DBT - Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program team includes: a licensed psychologist, licensed independent social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed practitioners. Several team members have been intensively trained through Behavioral Tech, LLC and participated in the Practice Improvement Project through the Minnesota Department of Human Services to achieve program certification for DBT services.

DBT individual therapy

The client begins our program with weekly DBT Individual Therapy for orientation, to complete a comprehensive evaluation, and to secure a DBT Personal Agreement Contract that demonstrates commitment to the program. Therapy identifies prioritized and sequenced behavioral targets that are life threatening, therapy interfering and/or quality of life directed which are treated with DBT interventions, use of diary cards, and generalization of learning for situation specific behaviors.


The client will have twenty-four hour access to the individual DBT therapist for generalization of skills.


The skills group is a two hour weekly psychoeducational group aimed at teaching enhanced skills in the areas of: Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance.


Each individual DBT therapist and skills trainer will participate in a ninety minute weekly consultation group to enhance clinician abilities and coordination of client programming.

For more information and referrals, contact Jamie Monson — Senior Clinical Manager
Phone: 763-225-4052