DBT Program


DBT Program Services

Individual DBT sessions | Skills Training | Advanced DBT Groups | Stage 2 Trauma Therapy – EMDR, ART, DBT-Exposure Therapy | ADHD counselling

Achievable Results Through Evidence-Based Practice. Our therapists are trained in DBT with Behavioral Tech, A Linehan Institute Training Company.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

WE PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE DBT PROGRAM for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.  Persons with ADHD and Complex Trauma also benefit from Stage 1 DBT skills training and are welcome to attend this portion of the program.

  • A comprehensive assessment conducted by the primary DBT therapist (90 minutes)
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • DBT Skills Training Groups
  • Advanced DBT Group
  • Telephone Coaching (15 minutes for crisis situations)
  • Consultation Team
  • Stage 2 Trauma Therapy and Interpersonal process-oriented groups
  • Online groups for residents of Saskatchewan and Alberta


  • Work closely as a community of practice providing a team approach.
  • Have Foundational and Advanced Intensive training with The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech.
  • Are experienced in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders.
  • Meet as a group for yearly manual studies to continually upgrade their skills and knowledge.
  • Provide training in DBT, trauma-informed therapy, and ADHD.
  • Provide field education for practicum students and residents.



  • When: On Site Cochrane
      • Tuesday 5:45- 8:00pm or  Thursday 4:00- 6:15pm 
    •  Virtual (on-line)
      • Wednesday 5:45- 8:00pm
  • Where: On Site Cochrane
      • Cochrane Group Room
    •  Virtual (on-line) 
      • Platform: ZOOM
  • Therapists:  
    • Yuko Yoshinami & Dr. Carl Adrian (On site)
    • Dr. Sarah LaRocque (On site and on-line)
  • Duration: The group runs for 24 weeks, and is divided into three modules. New members join the groups every 8 weeks.
  • Topics: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • COST: $70 per session


  • When: Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Where: On Site Cochrane Group Room
  • Therapist:  Yuko Yoshinami
  • Duration: This group is open-ended. Group members attend as long as the group is helpful.
  • Topics: Middle path, behavioural strategies, and advanced interpersonal skills. This group also provides opportunities to address Stage II trauma issues, including closeness and making connections.
  • COST: $70 per session

Youth & Adolescent Skills Group Training  

  • Target Population: Children with Behavioral and Emotional Dysregulation
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • When: Friday 3:00 – 4:30 pm 
  • Where: On Site Cochrane Group Room
  • Therapist:  Najwa Zahr & Yuko Yoshinami
  • Duration: 24 Weeks
  • Cost: $60 per session

Please contact Najwa for the initial assessment for both the child and parents (or parent).

Recommendations: It is strongly recommended for parents to participate in the Circle of Security Parenting Programme to maximize the adolescent’s learning and coping skills.

Circle of Security Parenting Group Training

  • Target Population: Care Givers
  • When: Saturdays 9:30 – 11:00 am starting September 07
  • Where: On Site Cochrane Group Room
  • Therapist:  Najwa Zahr
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Cost: $60 per person – couples $100.00 per session

Please click here for further information on the Circle of Security Parenting summary.