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DBT Outpatient Therapy

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DBT Intensive Outpatient Therapy includes the components of weekly individual DBT therapy, phone coaching, and weekly DBT skills training that focuses on mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. This form of treatment is geared to address concerns of suicidal thinking, self-harming behaviors, hospitalizations, and other experiences of significant emotional/behavioral problems. Our therapy program is designed to be an intensive, long-term intervention, with an average length of six months to one year or longer. Our program employs the DBT adherent model developed and researched by Dr. Marsha Linehan.

DBT services at our clinic begin as early as age 11 years, and are provided through adolescence and adulthood. Each individualized DBT program is adapted to fit the needs of the client's age and development.



Volunteers of America-Minnesota
Vona Center for Mental Health

9220 Bass Lake Road
Suite 255
New Hope, MN 55428


Front Desk Phones: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm

Appointments: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm with flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of participants


Clients ages 11 and older, who have significant emotional/behavioral problems and/or emerging personality disorders, who engage in self-harming behaviors


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.

How we help


Vona's DBT - Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program team includes: licensed psychologists, licensed independent social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed practitioners. Some 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.


Adolescents aged 11-18 begin 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.


Adolescents aged 11-18 and at least one parent (or guardian) meets weekly for a one-hour, family skills training session. Skills training teaches 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, please call Jaime Monson - Senior Clinical Manager
Phone: 763-225-4052