At Pacific DBT Collaborative, located in Oakland and Petaluma, we view psychotherapy as an opportunity to learn new ways of solving old problems. We are warm, dialectically oriented therapists that help clients create a life worth living through the practice of mindfulness and acquisition of skills.  We work to meet our clients where they are in the moment with acceptance and validation while working towards change.  We know this works as we have witnessed individuals transform their lives of suffering and despair into ones of joy and possibility. We offer individual therapy and skills training for clients seeking treatment in the North and East San Francisco Bay Area as well as southern Sonoma County. 

Our team of highly trained DBT therapists is equipped to treat a myriad of clinical problems. We place a special treatment emphasis on:

  • borderline personality disorder
  • emotion dysregulation
  • self-injury
  • suicidality
  • trauma
  • substance abuse
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • shame


"Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, when the actuality of it is that we are much much more." Jon Kabat-Zinn

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