Learn to live a life worth living with DBT Skills app!


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan that is scientifically proven to help people deal with a wide variety of problems relating to emotional swings, chaos in one’s relationships, and impulsiveness.


The DBT skills app is recommended for people learning DBT, currently working with a DBT clinician, or former DBT patients. It contains information about each DBT skill in all skills modules (Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation) to help you live mindfully, manage your emotions, improve your relationships, and tolerate distress.


The DBT Skills app will be available for iPhone and Android soon!

Now…there is hope for BPD patients, thanks to a treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy."

- Time Magazine 100 New Scientific Discoveries

"DBT is the best thing in the world. It changed my life."

- Alexsandra Wixom, former DBT client from Forbes Magazine article

“One of the phenomenal things about DBT is that Marsha has operationalized so many parts of adaptive human behavior.”

- Joyce Bittinger PhD, UW from APA Monitor article

“I think the reason DBT has made such a splash is that it addresses something that couldn’t be treated before..."

- Lisa Onken, National Institutes of Healthfrom New York Times article

Mindfulness skills are intended to help one become fully awake and present in each moment; and to aid in increasing the capacity to control one's attention. The goal of mindfulness practice is to reduce suffering and increase happiness.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

These skills focus on the ability to maintain and effect changes in relationships while preserving self-respect. Includes strategies for making requests, refusals, and for dealing with interpersonal conflict.

Emotion Regulation

Emotions cannot be avoided, but the suffering caused by emotions can be decreased by understanding them. Learning skills to respond non-judgmentally to emotions is the focus of this module.

Distress Tolerance

Distress tolerance skills are divided into two major sub-categories: Crisis Survival Strategies (for tolerating short-term painful situations) and Accepting Reality Skills (for tolerating long-term pain).

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    Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic populations. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring efficacious treatments from the research academy to the clinical community.

    She has received several awards recognizing her clinical and research contributions, and she has written three books, including two treatment manuals: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She serves on a number of editorial boards, and has published extensively in scientific journals.

    Behavioral Tech, LLC trains mental health care providers and treatments teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting. Behavioral Tech develops and applies the most effective and efficient methods of training and provides a range of opportunities to learn state of the art treatments to a competent level.

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Forbes Magazine

September 2010

    The Forgotten Patients

    An article by Robert Langreth and Rebecca Ruiz on how the mental health industry ignores the suicidal population and how a few researchers are trying to change that.

Monitor of Psychology

April 2009

Time Magazine

January 2009

    Minds on the Edge

    An article by John Cloud featuring Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Dr. Linehan's work in the field.

New York Times

July 2004

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