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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

Suicide Prevention Ride

Come out and join CBT California for a fundraiser event at GritCycle to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. Come to GritCycle on March 25th, 12pm-1pm and get ready for a fun cycle class!

To attend the event and reserve a bike, please go to GritCycle at the webpage below and click on the “Book it now” button for March 25th, 12pm, Karma Ride for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Just follow the directions on the site to book your bike. SIGN-UP NOW AND RESERVE YOUR BIKE!!!

Don’t want to take a cycle class, but still want to support suicide prevention? We will be continuing the fundraiser after the ride at the Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop from 1pm-4pm. Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone before paying and Greenleaf will donate 10-20% of the proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, depending on the number of flyers!

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

    Adolescent Program

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  • Parent Skills Training

    Parent Skills Training

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  • Friends & Family Program

    Family & Friends Program

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