The Referral Process
You can self refer by contacting Echo Dixon or Andrew Berglund.
In your first call to us, the therapist you speak with will ask you some basic questions. As we are a collaborative group of independent therapists, this information will then be discussed at our biweekly consultation team meeting and will be used to assess your fit for the program, as well as pairing you with a therapist who has availability to see you in their private practice.
At this point, you would receive a follow up phone call from your new therapist to schedule your first session.
Please download and fill out the following form in preparation for your initial phone call with us. This will make sure you have the information we need to collect from you on hand at the time of the call.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral from my therapist/psychiatrist/doctor?
No, you do not need a referral from a provider. You are able to refer yourself by following the process listed above.
How long is your wait list?
Our wait list is approximately 2-3 months to be placed into a group, and approximately 3-6 weeks to get in to see a therapist. Please be aware that these are estimates, and your wait may vary depending on openings and availability.
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance for our adolescent and adult skills groups. A superbill will be provided for clients each month to submit to your insurance company. Please check with your individual insurance company plan regarding your out-of-network benefits and options for reimbursement for this aspect of treatment. For individual therapy, insurance coverage will vary depending on which insurance companies each therapist contracts with. If no therapist takes your insurance, self pay is an available option.
Can I keep my current therapist?
The model of DBT requires that you see a DBT trained therapist on our consultation team. That involves individual and group therapy for a commitment of 6 months. DBT is an intense form of treatment that requires commitment and focus, and therefore it is against the DBT model to have a second therapist.
How old does my teenager need to be to join the GPDBT Adolescent Program?
The Adolescent Program serves teenagers from ages 13-18 years old.
What makes DBT different from other forms of therapy?
DBT is an evidenced based treatment that is based on the problem solving strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy( CBT) and the strategies of acceptance and dialectical theory. DBT has been proven effective in treating several different disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, and PTSD.
What kind of commitment is required to do the DBT program?
One round of DBT is a 6 month commitment to both individual and group DBT treatment. In some cases it is decided that 2 rounds would be beneficial. We will review together our DBT agreement in full prior to your joining our DBT program.