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Adult and Adolescent Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Adult and Adolescent Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is to "create a life worth living."

Our adolescent and adult groups engage individuals who:
- Meet criteria for borderline personality disorder
- Meet criteria for multiple mental health diagnoses
- Are at risk for suicidal or par-suicidal behaviors

Participants engage in both psychotherapy and skills training groups. Participants must commit to working with an individual DBT therapist once per week and attend weekly group skills sessions. Groups are 2.5 hours in length.

DBT is based on cognitive theory behavioral theory and dialectical philosophies. The model looks at how symptoms are created through transactions in the environment and works to extinguish unproductive behaviors and find a new balance. DBT was created to treat suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors, and research now shows significant improvement for emotion regulation and impulsivity by becoming more aware of the moment.

DBT therapists are part of a team that utilizes the knowledge of other therapists to ensure individuals receive the highest quality of care.

Individuals in DBT have access to an psychotherapist outside of conventional therapy sessions.

For more information please contact us at office@familyservicerochester.org or 507-287-2010.

Meet our DBT Trained Therapists

Marion Sanchez, MS, NCC, CCMHC

Marion Sanchez, MS, NCC, CCMHC

DBT Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Winona State University, Winona
--Emphasis in Psychology and Sociology
Master of Science, Mankato State University, Mankato
--Emphasis in Mental Health Counseling
Licensure
National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Ambit Network
Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, CIBS, DBT
Special Interests/Skills
Adolescents, attachment disruptions, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, divorce, domestic violence, trauma, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

DBT Therapist

Education
Master in Counseling Psychology and 2 year Post Master's certification in Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary's University Minneapolis MN.
Licensure
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Specialized Training/Certifications
National Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Allegheny Health Network, Certification in Managing and Adapting Practice for the MN model of Evidence Based Practice by MN Department of Human Services, advanced training in Sand Tray therapy, training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy by the Behavioral Tech Institute.
Competencies
Individual, couples, and family therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma, grief, and play therapy techniques.
Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent, child and young child mental health.

Kate Perry, MS

Kate Perry, MS

DBT Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Science, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
--Major in Psychology
Master of Science, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
--Major in Professional Counseling
Licensure
Working toward Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Specialized Training/Certifications
Trained in Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Trauma in Post-Master of Science in Counseling, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy
Special Interests/Skills
LGBTQIA and gender identities, immigrant/refugees, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma work
Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS

Amy Fordham, MA

Amy Fordham, MA

DBT Therapist

Education
Winona State University - Bachelors of Arts
Emphasis in psychology
Saint Mary's University - Masters of Arts
Counseling and Psychological Services
Licensure Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Specialized Training/Certifications
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy (CIBS)
Special Interests/Skills
LGBTQIA and adolescents with gender identity issues, Individual and family mental health issues, Multisystemic Therapy & Veterans

Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children

Our certified therapists utilize this short-term treatment with children between the ages of 3-18. Understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. An adult family member is involved in the service as childhood trauma not only affects individuals , but their families.

Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment at office@familyservicerochester.org or 507-287-2010.

Meet our Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapists

Marion Sanchez, MS, NCC, CCMHC

Marion Sanchez, MS, NCC, CCMHC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Winona State University, Winona
--Emphasis in Psychology and Sociology
Master of Science, Mankato State University, Mankato
--Emphasis in Mental Health Counseling
Licensure
National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), National Board of Certified Counselors
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Ambit Network
Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS
Collaborative Intensive Bridging Services (CIBS)
Competencies
Individual, family, and group therapy, CIBS, DBT
Special Interests/Skills
Adolescents, attachment disruptions, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, divorce, domestic violence, trauma, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

Laura Dusso, MA, LMFT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Education
Master in Counseling Psychology and 2 year Post Master's certification in Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary's University Minneapolis MN.
Licensure
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Specialized Training/Certifications
National Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the Allegheny Health Network, Certification in Managing and Adapting Practice for the MN model of Evidence Based Practice by MN Department of Human Services, advanced training in Sand Tray therapy, training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy by the Behavioral Tech Institute.
Competencies
Individual, couples, and family therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma, grief, and play therapy techniques.
Special Interests/Skills
Adolescent, child and young child mental health.

Boonmee Pakviset Edwards

Boonmee Pakviset Edwards

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Education
Master of Social Work (MSW), Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bachelor of Psychology (BA), Winona State University, Winona
Associates Degree (AA) from Rochester Community and Technical College
Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work (LGSW)
Specialized Training/Certifications
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit Network
Co-Occurring Disorders Symposium certificate
Certified Rule25 Chemical Dependency Assessor
Experienced in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for individuals and group
Competencies
Individual, group, and Family Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Special Interests/Skills
Special interest in helping adolescents and young adults at Bryon Middle School and Bryon High School to better understand and cope with variety of mental health related issues. Provide support for Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for blended families, parent-child relationships, and youth struggling with oppositional and high-risk behaviors, anxiety disorders, and self-esteem
Languages
Providing mental health services and supports in three different languages Thai, English, and Lao

Moriah Mueller, MSW, LGSW

Moriah Mueller, MSW, LGSW

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Social Work, Minnesota Statue University--Winona
Masters of Social Work, Minnesota State University--Mankato

Licensure
Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Competencies
Individual and Family Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Supporting school-aged children's mental health issues at Dover and Etoya Elementary, parent-child relationships, family systems

Specialized Training/Certifications
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ambit Network, and Diagnosing Children ages 5 and under (DC:0-5), MN DHS