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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can cause major difficulties with managing emotions and subsequently, daily life. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has shown to be effective in treating BPD symptoms and allowing individuals to build a life worth living. DBT California offers DBT programs for Adults, Adolescents and Friends & Family in our San Diego, Orange County (Newport Beach), Torrance and Beverly Hills Area (Los Angeles) offices.

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Why Choose DBT California?

DBT California provides compassionate dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) by experts. We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. Our DBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in DBT. With offices in San Diego, Beverly Hills area (Los Angeles), Orange County (Newport Beach) and Torrance, high fidelity, expert- level DBT is closer than you think.


We are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our South Bay (Torrance) office.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Long Beach, and thank the Bixby Knolls community for a fabulous 10 years!

Upcoming Events

April 11th-14th: The Art of Moving from Conceptualization to Exposure for Emotional Avoidance in DBT

CBTC is sponsoring an advanced DBT training for professionals in Pasadena, CA. The training is presented by TIC-LLC’s Dr. Shari Manning and Annie McCall and co-hosted by Choices Counseling & Skills Center and Institute for Girls’ Development. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, June 20th, 7-10pm: CBT Society of Southern California Free CEU Training and Social Hour!

Dr. Lynn McFarr will present a free CEU training on managing therapy-interfering behaviors from 7-8pm at CBT California, Torrance. From 8-10pm we’ll walk over to the Miyako Hotel for happy hour. An RVSP will be posted to the Facebook page soon. Hope to see you all there!

DBT California

DBT California is a team of award winning clinicians and scholars. We are dedicated to bringing you state of the art, scientifically sound treatments. Our DBT programs were founded by leaders in the field of treatment and research in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. DBT is focused on helping patients with problems regulating emotions. Typically, but not exclusively, for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has multiple clinical trials demonstrating its effectiveness. DBT California offers comprehensive DBT programs for adults with intensively/comprehensively trained staff. For a program to call itself DBT it must have all of the following components:

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. Group Skills Training
  3. In-between session coaching
  4. DBT therapist weekly consultation meeting

Lynn McFarr, Ph.D. started the first comprehensive DBT program in the Los Angeles area in the late 1990s. In 2008, Dr. McFarr founded DBT California, offering high-fidelity, comprehensive DBT in four locations- Orange County (Newport Beach), Torrance, and the Beverly Hills/Mid Wilshire (Los Angeles) and San Diego.  For more information on how to choose a DBT program, please click here. For more information or to schedule call us at 800-624-1475 or complete the contact form below.

Our DBT Programs

  • Adult DBT

    Adult DBT

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  • Adolescent Program

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  • Parent Skills Training

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  • Friends & Family Program

    Family & Friends Program

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