Adult and Adolescent Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Adult and Adolescent Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

The goal of Dialectical Behavior 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, LPCC

Marion Sanchez, MS, LPCC

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
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavior 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 behavior 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 Behavior Therapy by the Behavioral Tech Institute.
Competencies
Individual, couples, and family therapy, Dialectical Behavior 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 Behavior 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

Jenny Ozcan, MA

Jenny Ozcan, MA

DBT Therapist

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
--Music, Religion, and English
Master of Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
--Counseling and Psychological Services

Licensure
Working towards Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Specialized Training/Certifications
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Tech Institute

Competencies
Individuals, families, groups, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Special Interests/Skills
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Couples
LGBT populations
Religious therapy (Christian, Muslim)