Ready to Level Up Your Practice

with DBT?



It’s more flexible than you think


It’s more accessible than you think


And you won’t have to refer out any more!

Do You Have Clients Who...


1. Are highly sensitive - it doesn't take much for them to feel overwhelmed and emotional 

2. Are reactive - they respond very intensely and out of proportion to life stressors

3. Take a long time to calm down from an episode are return to baseline


This is the definition of Emotion Dysregulation and that is what DBT was built for!!!


Contrary to popular belief, DBT is not just for Borderline Personality Disorder.


How many times have you tried unsuccessfully to refer a client for DBT?


It is hard to find DBT programs accepting new clients, and when you do, they usually require your client to stop seeing you and see one of their team therapists instead.

You may have tried to get training in DBT and found that the requirements are too oppressive and the cost too high.

If you feel frustrated that there is such a high need and so few providers, you're not alone.

DBT is one of the most effective tools to help clients struggling with out-of-control emotions and it is recognized as the gold standard for treating Borderline Personality, one of the most difficult to treat conditions. So why does everyone make it so damn hard to access?

This series of classes, coaching and online community was built for you to help your clients. 

There are 2 major hurdles to more DBT Clinicians available to offer these essential services:

1 - The standard model is restrictive and limits flexibility in how you work

2 - It is expensive to access trainings and you have to be part of an existing DBT Team

What if we could remove those hurdles?

It’s Time To Love Your Work Again

With on-demand courses, one-on-one guidance and group support, you've found a safe place to dig deep and nurture your deepen your clinical practice.



On demand courses with personalized support


Part 1: Fundamentals of Theory and Application 

6 CE Course with current literature resources

Includes membership to Online DBT Community

BAMH is a CAMFT-Approved CE Provider

Learn the foundations and principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Understand where DBT came from and how it was developed and who can benefit
  • Learn the theory underlying the effectiveness of DBT and how it can help you with your most challenging clients right away
  • Adapt the philosophy to the way you work, not the other way around
Origins and Clinical Applications

DBT was born out of an urgent need for a new approach, but can be applied to so much more

Elements of a DBT Program

The key elements that should be in place for any DBT Program and why each are important

Biosocial Theory of Dysregulation

This theory de-pathologizes client experiences and can help them accept themselves and open to change

Skills Group Fundamentals

How a DBT Skills group is different from any other kind of group, and why it matters

Stages of Change

From suidical to the worried well, learn the various stages of change in DBT

DBT Skills Overview

Learn a few of the key skills in DBT that you can start to apply right away

Part 2: The Skills and How to Teach Them

20 CE Course with current literature resources, quizzes and feedback

Includes membership to Online DBT Community

Includes a private 1 hour coaching session with BAMH Founder Linnea Butler

BAMH is a CAMFT-Approved CE Provider

Learn the DBT Skills and How to Teach Them

Learn the skills for Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation. 

  • Clear your mind with mindfulness
  • Setting boundaries and asking for your needs
  • Understanding how emotions present and how to change them
  • Build emotional and psychological resilience 

In combination with Part 1, this course will prepare you to launch your own DBT Program



DBT was not designed to be done in a vacuum. Our online DBT community is the place for you to connect with DBT experts as well as clinicians just learning. Ask your questions, share your struggles and wins. Put the techniques you learn into practice. This is a safe place where everyone is working on their learning journey.

In addition to the Onlien Community, we offer individual coaching sessions with Founder Linnea Butler and CEO Melissa Maitre to support your learning and implementation goals.

We can’t wait to connect and grow with you!


I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of Bay Area Mental Health and DBT Enthusiast-Turned-Trainer.

DBT is not the only answer to treating complex problems, but it is one of our most important tools in treating refractory depression and anxiety, bipolar, complex trauma, addiction and personality disorders.

It is also much more flexible of a model than you may suspect! Did you know that there is more research on Adapted DBT than on the original Standard DBT model? We believe that all models evolve and we specialize in the Adapted Model of DBT.

I have trained therapists in Adapted DBT since 2010 and I have also been an adjunct professor at Sofia University. I have a mastered degree in genetics and molecular biology as well as a second masters degree in counseling psychology. 



"Excellent training! Linnea has a way of explaining the concepts that is both accessible and exciting"
"The DBT course was very informative and gave a lot of important information and I am eager to learn more."
"It was a helpful introduction to the core components of DBT and how DBT concepts can be applied in sessions."
"It was an awesome course and gave me ideas for interventions with my clients that I can use right away"




Do you ever struggle with complex and challenging clients and yearn for more tools you can use in sessions right away?

Have you considered getting trained in DBT but decided against it because if the rigidity in the model, or the requirement for being part of a team, or the total expense?

Have you tried to refer clients your to DBT and been frustrated by the lack of resources?

Do you want to increase your top line revenue and add a new service to your practice?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this course might be what you have been searching for,


Everyone’s journey is different. Find the right package for you:

DBT For Professionals: Fundamentals of Theory and Application


One Time Payment

  • 6 Hour On Demand Course
  • CEs available for CA-based LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, LEP
  • Includes 1 year of access to DBT Learning Community ($180 value)

DBT For Professionals: The Skills and How to teach Them


One Time Payment

  • 20 Hours of On Demand Learning through videos and interactive exercises 
  • CEs available for CA-based LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, LEP
  • Includes 1 year of access to DBT Learning Community ($180 value)



One Time Payment

  • 26 Hours of On Demand Learning
  • Fundamentals of Theory and ApplicationCourse
  • The Skills and How to Teach Them Course
  • CEs available for CA-based LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, LEP
  • Includes 1 year of access to DBT Learning Community ($180 value)
  • Includes individualized 1:1 Consultation with Trainer ($300 value) plus unlimited messaging through the app
  • Complete 6.5 month DBT Skills Group Curriculum ready to send to the printer - only available with this package