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


  • 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: Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:15 pm or Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Where:  Group Room
  • Therapists:  Yuko Yoshinami & Dr. Carl Adrian
  • 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.


  • When: Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Where:  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.

DBT Skills Group Training for Adolescents

  • Target Population: Children with Behavioral and Emotional Dysregulation
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • When: Mondays 6:00 – 7:30 pm starting September 09
  • Where:  Group Room
  • Therapist:  Najwa Zahr
  • Duration: 25 Weeks
  • Cost: $60 per session

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


It is strongly recommended for parents to participate in the Circle of Security Parenting (see below) group 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:  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.