Psychē Nashville
DBT and CBT in Nashville for Adults and Adolescents. Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders.

DBT and CBT in Tennessee

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are therapies that have been backed by years of research. Every therapist at Psychē is trained in these models. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Nashville DBT

PSYCHē is  the only outpatient practice in Tennessee with a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

Behavioral Tech, LLC.

What is DBT?

The effectiveness of DBT has been supported by research for treating a variety of issues. Originally developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. in the 1980's to treat severe suicidality and self-injury, DBT has since been validated for treating other issues such as depression, impulsivity, anger, and more. Though it is notorious for treating Borderline Personality Disorder in women, it is so much more. DBT focuses on balancing acceptance and change, teaching real-world skills, and providing support between sessions in order to meet treatment goals. DBT draws upon the extensive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) research, and was originally introduced as a specialized form of CBT. 


Are there different kinds of DBT? 

DBT has been adapted for many different populations and PSYCHē offers several including: 

  • Adolescents (DBT-A)
  • Substance use disorders (DBT-SUD)
  • Overcontrol: Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT)
  • Family (DBT-FST)
  • Trauma: DBT with Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE)
  • ...and more

What can I expect from DBT?

There are at least 4 components to full DBT, and at the core, there is a team approach. If you are receiving FULL comprehensive DBT, all of the following are included: Individual Therapy, Group Skills Training, Telephone Coaching (from your primary therapist) and most importantly, your therapist's participation in a Peer Consultation Team.  We founded and are members of Vanderbilt University's DBT peer consultation group. 

PSYCHē is proud to offer all four components of DBT as well as the additional component of case management strategies (Environmental Interventions™, or EV's™).

In DBT for adolescents, Parent Coaching is an additional required component that leads to progress at a rapid and sustainable rate. 

Where can I find more information about DBT?

Behavioral Tech Resources for Clients and Families about DBT

More Information about DBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. By exploring and challenging patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the core beliefs that direct these thoughts, participants can break free of beliefs that no longer serve them and hinder them in daily life. 

What makes CBT so helpful?

CBT is different from traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy in that the therapist and client actively work together as collaborators. People who seek CBT can expect a therapist to be problem-focused and goal-directed rather than simply being supportive. Because CBT is an active intervention, homework and other practice outside of sessions is typical.

Where can I find more information about CBT?

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Other Services Available

 Prolonged Exposure for Trauma                                                                                Psychological Testing                                                                                                    Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
 Yoga Therapy                                                                                                                      Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy
 Parent Coaching