(650) 917-9100 hlmicali@pacbell.net

DBT comprehensive treatment is 80% more effective than “Treatment As Usual” (TAU) for Borderline Personality Disorder. In DBT and RO DBT skills groups, participants will learn skillful ways to deal with emotions, distress and relationships. In the group, participants can acquire and strengthen these skills and learn how to apply them in their lives. This adds to the overall effectiveness of therapy.

Goal

To build a life worth living for DBT

To build a life worth sharing for RO DBT

Skills

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotions Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Radical openness

When

Groups meet 2 hours weekly for 6-12 months or 7 months for RO DBT.

  • Monday 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM for DBT
  • Tuesday 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM for RO DBT

Where

Office of Hal Lynne Micali, LMFT (MFC 34381)

329 S. San Antonio Ave., Suite 3
Los Altos, CA 94022
650 917-9100 or email me.

Life issues and problem areas addressed include:

Emotions

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Depression
  • Despair
  • Loneliness

Thinking

  • Assumptions out of control
  • Worries out of control
  • Memories out of control
  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Perfectionism

Behavior

  • Actions out of control or over control
  • Doing things you regret or are ashamed of
  • Saying things you regret or are ashamed of
  • Doing things that don’t work or make things worse
  • Fear of doing things

Relationships

  • Unstable relationships
  • Love-hate relationships
  • Fears of abandonment
  • Loneliness
  • Feeling abused or misunderstood by others
  • Isolation from others

Self image

  • Feeling empty inside
  • Feeling left out and not part of the tribe
  • Trouble with self-esteem