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.


To build a life worth living for DBT

To build a life worth sharing for RO DBT


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


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


Office of Hal Lynne Micali, LMFT (MFC 34381)
329 S. San Antonio Ave., Suite 3
Los Altos, CA 94022 email me.

Life issues and problem areas addressed include:


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


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


  • 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


  • 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