Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinics provide specialized mental health services to individuals seeking treatment for emotional dysregulation, PTSD, maladaptive overcontrol, maladaptive underconbtrol, borderline personality disorder, and related conditions. Additionally, the availability of our online services have expanded and increasing demand for telehealth services.


Here’s a general overview of the services you might find at DBT clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, and online:


  1. Assessment and Evaluation: DBT clinics typically offer initial assessments and evaluations to determine if a patient would benefit from DBT or RO DBT. This may include a comprehensive mental health assessment and a review of the client’s history.

  2. Individual Therapy: DBT involves one-on-one therapy sessions with a trained therapist. These sessions are typically conducted weekly and focus on helping individuals develop coping skills and strategies to manage emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and improve their overall mental health.

  3. Skills Training: DBT clinics often provide DBT skills training groups and RO DBT Skills Training Classes where clients learn specific coping skills in areas like emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. These skills are essential for managing intense emotions and improving relationships.

  4. Phone Coaching: Some DBT programs offer phone coaching as part of their services. This means that clients can reach out to their therapist between sessions for support during difficult moments.

  5. Family and Couples Therapy: Some DBT clinics offer family and couples therapy as part of their services, recognising the importance of involving loved ones in the treatment process.

  6. Online Therapy: In response to the increasing demand for online mental health services, many DBT clinics now offer online therapy options. These may include video conferencing sessions, online skills training, and telephonic support.

  7. Specialized Programs: DBT clinics may offer specialised programs for specific populations, such as adolescents, veterans, or individuals with co-occurring disorders.

  8. Relapse Prevention: Successful completion of a DBT program often includes a focus on relapse prevention to help individuals maintain the progress they’ve made.


Our National Intake team, based at Essentia Health Gold Coast, will help identify which mental health professionals may be best to meet your individual needs. Feel free to call our intake team on 07 5646 3848 or email us at info@essentiahealth.com.au and we will assist with the most appropriate referral!


GPs, psychiatrists, and other health professionals can also fax a referral to 07 5676 6771 (QLD fax number) and it will be automatically uploaded to our secure electronic medical record system. We also use Medical Objects to receive secure referrals from GPs and other specialists to Dr. Peter King (5949971K). Once received our intake team will contact the individual being referred to identify the most suitable clinician from our team.