Our Mission:

To provide effective treatment and supportive care addressing emotions, behaviors, and biology related to a person's mental well-being, ability to function in everyday life, and concept of self.

Law #1:

RESPECT.

interconnectedness. kindness. compassion. awareness. consideration. equality. fairness. love.

people are doing the best they can.

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #1

walk

beside me.

 

Law #2:

HUMILITY.

curiosity. growth mindset. openness.

understanding. vulnerability.

people want to improve.

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #2

keep growing.

 

Law #3:

EXCELLENCE.

consistency. best available. of great worth.

quality. meaningful. expertise. authentic.

people need to do better, try harder, and be more motivated to change.

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #3

Today, Do your best. Tomorrow, Repeat.

 

Law #4:

FLEXIBILITY.

openness to change. laid back. easy manner. adaptable. think on your feet.  resiliency. versatility. skillfulness.

people may not have caused all of our own problems, but have to solve them anyway.

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #4

Steady compass. flexible path.

 

Law #5:

BALANCE.

equilibrium.  self-care. other-care. team. rest. productivity. groundedness. stability. harmony. regulation. vulnerability. authenticity. calm. 

new behavior has to be learned in all relevant contexts. 

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #5

walk the middle path.

 

Law #6

TRANSPARENCY.

authenticity. vulnerability. collaboration. fairness. accountability. understanding. openness. direction.

All behaviors (actions, thoughts, emotions) are caused. 

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #6

be real.

 

Law #7:

NONJUDGMENTAL STANCE.

openness. curiosity. honesty. transparency. teachability. outcomes. commitment. teamwork. collaboration. authenticity.

Figuring out and changing the causes of behavior works better than judging, blaming, and shaming.

DBT SKILLS TRAINING ASSUMPTION #1

no shame.