Theresa Robertson, Ph.D.

DBT & CFT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. over 20 years ago.  Informed by cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness, DBT is a collaborative approach designed to provide support and skills to increase awareness, improve relationships, and better manage difficult emotions.  Research on DBT has found it is helpful in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, including borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, and addictions.  Comprehensive DBT includes individual therapy, DBT skills training group, and phone coaching.

A DBT Skills Group is offered on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Members are expected to also be receiving individual therapy. If you are interested in participating in this group, please call or email me

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT was developed by Paul Gilbert, Ph.D. for persons who experience high levels of shame and self-criticism. CFT integrates elements of Buddhism; neuroscience; evolutionary, social, and developmental psychological theories to increase access to feelings of inner warmth, safeness, and soothing by enhancing the innate human capacity for the flow of compassion. That is, offering compassion to others, receiving compassion from others, and self-compassion.