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DBT Outpatient Therapy Q&A

Frequently asked questions

At what locations are DBT Individual Therapy sessions offered?

DBT Individual Therapy sessions may be scheduled at either of our two office locations, Golden Valley or Anoka.

  • New Hope: Vona Center for Mental Health, 9220 Bass Lake Road, Suite 255, New Hope, MN 55428
  • Anoka: Volunteers of America-Minnesota Mental Health Clinics, 22426 St. Francis Blvd., Anoka, MN 55303

Do individuals need to change therapists in order to participate in the DBT Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program?

To participate in the program, individuals must have a trained, experienced DBT therapist, either from the Volunteers of America of Minnesota Mental Health Clinic or from a qualified outside provider

What if a parent or guardian is not available to participate with the adolescent in the DBT Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program?

Specifically how an individual participates in the program is a decision made by the individual DBT Therapist, youth participant, parent/guardian and consultation team. Ultimately, the goal is to provide the best situation for the participant.

Can individuals choose to just participate in the DBT Multi-Family Skills Group?

No, participating in Individual DBT Therapy is required prior to participating in the DBT Multi-Family Skills Group, and in fact, only the DBT Individual Therapists may refer someone to the DBT Multi-Family Skills Group.