Accredited Programs

Essentia's DBT programs are delivered by therapists who have been accredited by the Australian DBT Institute. Each therapist has been extensively trained, mentored and supervised in DBT.


Our DBT program covers all DBT modules which include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation as well as the Middle Path Skills.

Individual Therapy

Our qualified therapists support individuals to strengthen and apply skills that will decrease emotion dysregulation and unhealthy attempts to cope with strong emotions.

30 Week Adult Program

Our 30 week program runs 6 weeks longer than traditional DBT programs. The difference, from the traditional 24 week program, is the addition of 2 Review Weeks which are provided at the end of the Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation modules to promote consolidation of skills!

16 Week Youth Based Program

Essentia's 16 Week Youth Based DBT Program is an evidence based approach which has covers the four DBT modules (Mindfulness Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation) as well as the middle path skills of Validation, Dialectics and Behaviouralism. This program has been designed specifically for youth aged 16 to 28 years!

Next Steps...

If you would like to attend one of our Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programs, please click on the blue button to the right to register your interest!