Outpatient Psychiatry & Dialectical Behavior Therapy MN
Outpatient Psychiatry & Dialectical Behavior Therapy MN

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

South Central Human Relations Center’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program is an Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program certified by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. It is a multifaceted program that provides hope for individuals suffering from complicated and difficult to treat mental health disorders. DBT is tailored for people experiencing out of control emotions, behaviors, and thoughts associated with unstable relationships, impulsivity, and self-destructive behavior. It provides people with the tools they need to develop a life worth living through an individualized program including weekly individual therapy, skills class, and other components.

Referral Process:

  • Referrals for both the adult and adolescent programs can be made by clients themselves or other providers on their care team. Referrals are reviewed on a weekly basis by the DBT Team and will be followed up on within 2-3 business days after review. Note: there is a screening instrument attached to the referral the client themselves must fill out.
  • DBT Intake Phone Number: (507)214-3400. Please allow 2-3 business days for a return call.

This Intensive Outpatient Program serves adults who have not received symptom relief from traditional outpatient therapy. The program runs for roughly a year including a weekly skills class, weekly individual therapy with a DBT therapist, and 24/7 access to coaching calls.

      Adult skills class times include:

    • Tuesdays 12-2:30pm
    • Tuesdays 5-7:30pm
    • Fridays 2-4:30pm

      Adult DBT Brochure


This is a 16-week Intensive Outpatient Program serving clients from ages 13 to 17. The adolescents and a support person are required to attend weekly skills class, adolescents are required to attend weekly individual therapy with a DBT therapist, and adolescents and support person have 24/7 access to skills coaching calls.

Adolescent skills class is on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm.

Adolescent DBT Brocure