Mt. Diablo Psychological Services provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, California

Awareness of oneself is an essential step towards acceptance and change.

The next step is to choose to try a new approach to life. After that it takes practice and persistence. If you can persist and focus on what works for you in this new approach, you will experience profound changes.

At MDPS, we offer a comprehensive treatment program for individuals who want to focus intensively on improving their lives. Our clients work in skills groups where they learn techniques for developing a grounded self-awareness, regulating emotion, coping with stress and engaging in interpersonal relationships more effectively. The focus of individual therapy is to help the client apply the skills while managing life’s challenges. In both skills groups and individual therapy there is also ever-present focus on learning mindfulness as a tool for increasing self-awareness, for developing perspective, accessing in-born wisdom and for reducing emotional suffering.

The DBT approach is a blend of cognitive-behavioral strategies, eastern spirituality, client-centered techniques, and motivational enhancement. It is an empirically-proven treatment that has helped many to create a life worth living.