Chicago DBT Institute


Chicago’s Premiere DBT Center

The program at the Chicago DBT Institute™, a Center for Mindfulness and Behavior Therapy, is recognized as Chicagoland’s only DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Program™ demonstrating the ability and intent to deliver comprehensive DBT with complete fidelity to the treatment model.

The healing is not the fixing of the broken but the rediscovering of the unbroken.
— Jeff Foster
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
— Buddha
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What is DBT?

DBT is an evidence-based therapy that can help you to learn to control your behaviors, fully experience emotions, solve ordinary life problems, and feel a sense of connection to the world and people around you.


Who we treat

DBT is the treatment of choice for disorders of emotion regulation. Emotional dysregulation can lead to ineffective behaviors or skills deficits which may be maladaptive methods of coping with constant emotional pain or an attempt to deal with out of control emotions.

How we treat

DBT consists of individual weekly therapy, skills training group, 24/7 phone coaching access, and Consultation Team for all staff.


Schedule an Intake Call

Our Intake Coordinator, Dr. Allison Mauro, will answer questions on a scheduled intake call and match you with a qualified DBT therapist.

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.
— Tara Brach

About Us

Every member of our Team is a doctoral-level clinician that has extensive training in the delivery of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and adjunct therapies. We work collaboratively as a Team and strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of evidence-based treatment in a warm and beautiful environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Radical Acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.
— Marsha Linehan


Chicago DBT Institute™ is located on the Northshore of Chicago.