P: 08 8646 5601 ~ M: 0434 536 236

F: 08 8180 1725


Location: 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, SA, 5068

Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing - Adelaide Psychologist


Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT Treatment Program


What is DBT?

DBT is an effective treatment for those who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviours.


DBT aims to replace problem behaviours with skilful behaviours.


DBT skills help people experience a range of emotions without necessarily acting on those emotions.


DBT skills help people navigate relationships in their environment (family/school/work/peers). 


What Does "Dialectical" Mean?

Dialectical = two opposite ideas can be true at the same time, and when considered together, can create a new truth and a new way of viewing the situation.


There is always more than one way to think about a situation.

Adult DBT Skills Training Group

The skills training component of the program consists of four modules: 1. Mindfulness 2. Distress Tolerance 3. Emotion Regulation 4. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. 

Adolescent (14 –18) & Parent DBT Skills Training Group 

The skills training component of this program consists of 5 modules: 1. Mindfulness 2. Distress Tolerance 3. Walking the Middle Path 4. Emotion Regulation 5. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. 


For more information on what will be covered in this program, the following YouTube clip will provide additional information

DBT Skills Group Information

The DBT Skills Group Programs will benefit those who experience and have difficulty with overwhelming and intense emotions that are extremely difficult to manage; difficulty with and maintaining relationships and friendships, impulsive or risky behaviours, and those who are self-harming and/or self-harming behaviours.


The aim of these group programs is to learn specific skills to manage crises, regulate emotions, build positive relationships with family and friends, manage distress and solve problems without self- harming. This program will also benefit those with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. 


The duration of both skills groups is 20 weeks. Clients are required to complete all modules. Clients have the option of attending the group for skills only (with the support of an individual counsellor/therapist) or a standard DBT program. 

Individual Therapy

Every client has the option of being assigned an individual therapist from the DBT team for the duration of the program. Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for 50mins. The focus is on tracking emotions and behaviours and balancing acceptance with change via a diary card and chain analysis.

Phone Coaching

DBT clients are offered phone skills coaching for the generalisation of skills between sessions. 

Consult Team

Every member of the treating team is required to attend a weekly consultation meeting to ensure the best outcome for all participants of our program. 


No referral is required; however, a mental health care plan will be needed if wishing to access Medicare rebates. Under the Better Access initiative, eligible clients can receive up to 20 individual sessions and 10 group sessions in a calendar year with the partial cost of each session subsidised by Medicare.


Full group payment is required at the commencement of each group. Payment Plans can be offered for this service; payment plans need to be negotiated prior to commencing and will require a deposit within 7 days of confirming the booking date. 

Additional Information

For further information about our DBT individual and group program; fee information; referral information; or any other questions you may have, please contact our admin team at Willow Tree Psychology and Wellbeing at 86465601 or