Denver DBT and Psychotherapy
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust
Denver DBT and Psychotherapy is a group of licensed clinical psychologists and doctoral level clinicians dedicated to providing empirically validated treatment based on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy model. We also provide a variety of both traditional and cutting edge treatments designed to meet each prospective client where they are in order to best serve them. Some of our services include outpatient DBT-based skills training groups, mindfulness therapy groups, adolescent DBT groups, as well as individual, couples and family therapy for both adolescents and adults.
Denver DBT and Psychotherapy was established by Nikki Kraslin, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist who has been offering DBT-based skills training groups and supervising clinicians in DBT and insight-oriented psychotherapy since 2004. Our staff consists of doctoral level clinicians who work as a team to offer clients multi-systemic support. We collaborate with our clients’ group and individual therapists and work to create environments that are both supportive and challenging.
While DBT was originally designed to treat those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, it is now being used to help individuals struggling with a wide range of presenting complaints. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, relationship concerns, grief/loss, substance abuse, low self-esteem, identity issues and personality disorders are some common struggles for clients. Additionally, most participants have difficulties recognizing and/or regulating their emotions, want to improve their relationships and may struggle with impulsivity. Since our clinicians use a variety of therapeutic models to help people change, we also work well with clients who find themselves struggling with wanting more meaning from their lives and/or wanting a deep exploration of what is holding them back from being the best versions of themselves.
Denver DBT’s groups meet for an hour and a half and are capped at eight members to ensure that participants receive individual attention. Most group participants want to improve their ability to recognize and/or regulate their emotions, improve their relationships, and some want to decrease impulsivity. Our group model of therapy is designed to help people function better in their daily lives and work towards building a life that is aligned with their deepest values.
Group & Individual Therapy
Therapy for individuals, couples & families. We have clinicians who specialize in insight-oriented psychodynamic therapy, behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Therapy.
DBT groups provide skills and support to individuals who are looking to better regulate their emotions and find greater ease in their lives.
Teens learn DBT skills in an environment that provides peer and clinician support while challenging them to utilize their skills to better navigate their internal and external worlds.
This group combines Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, DBT’s mindfulness training and Insight Oriented meditation techniques.