Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents 

Some Questions for You 

Are intense emotions getting in the way of living the life you want?

Are impulsive or dysfunctional behaviors causing problems? 

Are your relationships conflictual and stressful? 

Are you feeling overwhelmed and don't know which direction to go?

Are you feeling stuck or confused about your life and/or your identity?

If you answered 'YES' to any of these, psychotherapy can help. And in particular, Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help. 

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? 

DBT is a research-supported treatment which combines cognitive-behavioral theory and Eastern principles. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and her colleagues at the University of Washington, DBT helps in regulating emotions, behavior, and thinking.

While DBT was designed for individuals with borderline personality disorder, it is used for patients with other diagnoses as well. Many clients with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders find DBT particularly helpful.

Psychotherapy using DBT has been shown to be most effective by doing both individual and group therapy sessions. 

The FOUR modules of DBT 

1) Emotion Regulation: Learning how to understand your emotions and how to reduce the intensity of emotions

2) Mindfulness: Learning how to live more in the present moment and have more control of your mind

3) Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learning how to build and maintain relationships

4) Distress Tolerance: Learning how to tolerate and accept painful times without making things worse.   

New Office 


8500 N. MOPAC, SUITE 402
AUSTIN, TX 78759


(512) 680-0425

    The office is located on the West side of Mopac at Cima Serena Drive (between Steck and Hwy. 183) in the Woods II office complex.  

You may park in any available space.  


NOTE: Google Maps does not give good directions to the office so find your directions below.


Scenic Option 1: Take Mopac (Loop 1) North to Steck Avenue. Turn left (heading west) on Steck. Travel approximately four blocks to Greenslope Drive (first stop sign) and turn right (heading north). Go one block to Cima Serena Drive (at stop sign) and turn right (heading east). Stay on Cima Serena several blocks to Mopac frontage road.

Highway Option 2: Take Mopac (Loop 1) to Braker/360 Exit and take the switchback (U-turn) onto the Mopac frontage road heading south. Stay on the Mopac frontage road until you come to Cima Serena Drive.


Travel Mopac (Loop 1) South and exit at the first Steck exit (do not take the second Steck exit). Stay on the frontage road and look for Cima Serena Drive on your right.


Travel 183 South and take the 360 Exit. Continue south, through the intersection, on the frontage road.  Stay on the frontage road, following it around the curve as it changes to the Mopac frontage road; stay on the frontage road, until you see Cima Serena Drive on your right.


Travel 183 North and take the exit for Mopac (Loop 1) North. Take the Braker/360 Exit and take the switchback (U-turn) onto the Mopac frontage road heading south. Stay on the frontage road until you come to Cima Serena Drive. 

You can now schedule your appointment online. 

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