Who We Treat
- Pre-adolescent children with emotional and behavioral dysregulation (8 to 12 years old)
- Teens (12 to 17 years old)
- Young adults/College students (18 to 24 years old)
- Elders (65+)
- DBT Family Members and Loved Ones
Diagnoses and mental health conditions that respond well to DBT include:
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Individuals struggling with chronic suicidal ideation; self-harm behaviors
- Major Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD
- High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome
- Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder
- Substance abuse/Addictions including; alcohol abuse, drug addiction, gambling addiction
- Suicidal and self-harming adolescents
- Pre-adolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation
- Confusion about sexual orientation/gender identity
- Treatment begins by calling our office and providing personal information and your basic clinical history. If your call is not answered, please leave a message with your name and contact information so that we can return your call within 24 to 48 hours.
- Please have your insurance information ready. Our practice accepts several large insurance plans including: Oxford, United Healthcare, UBH, UMR, and OSCAR. If we do not take your insurance, we can provide you with a super bill that you can submit for out-of-network benefits.
- When scheduling your appointments, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule and consider how far you are traveling to participate in DBT at our practice.
- As a new client, you will attend an initial intake session to begin clinical evaluation and treatment. Full behavioral assessment may take several sessions.
- Participating in our DBT program will involve committing to attending weekly individual DBT sessions and a weekly DBT Skills Group.
- In individual DBT, all clients are expected to record their behaviors and emotions on a weekly diary card that helps inform the clinician about their daily experiences.
- The weekly DBT Skills Group is run like a class and includes a short mindfulness exercise, review of skills homework practice, and learning new skills.
- Between session skills coaching is available to assist clients in managing strong emotions and resolving problem situations especially early in treatment when new skills haven’t yet been learned and mastered.
- The clinicians will meet weekly in consultation team to make sure compassionate and competent DBT adherent care is being provided.
- To most effectively ensure positive and lasting changes in your environment, a weekly Multi-Family Skills Group is available for your loved ones so that they can learn the same new behavioral coping skills, sharing in your recovery and growth process. Although family members’ participation in the Multi-Family Skills Group is not required to participate in the DBT program, it is highly recommended.
- Teen DBT Skills Groups
- College Aged Skills Groups
- Adult DBT Skills Groups
- Multi-Family DBT Skills Groups
- Intake: $325
- Individual Sessions: $180, weekly
- Skills groups: $90 per session, weekly
- Multi-Family Skills Group: $150, weekly for sixteen weeks
- Psychological Evaluation: $100/hour
What Insurance We Accept
Dr. Lehnert participates with several prominent insurance companies including United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, OSCAR, UMR, and Oxford.
Even if she does not participate in your health plan, payment arrangements may often be worked out by accessing one’s out-of-network benefits. Representatives at your insurance company can help you determine a number of out-of-network benefits available to you.
Sliding Scale Cost
If you or someone you know is uninsured or needs treatment on a sliding scale, contact us and our experienced clinical intern can provide you with the best DBT treatment for you at a reasonable sliding scale cost.
DBT Psychological Services Of Long Island’s DBT Treatment
There are countless Long Islanders who inquire, “Is DBT right for me?,” and we will happily respond to any of your questions. DBT Psychological Services of Long Island’s DBT treatment includes but is not limited to BPD therapy, anxiety therapy, substance abuse treatment, family therapy, individual DBT, behavioral therapy, therapy for young adults and teen counseling. If you or someone you know is interested in Suffolk behavior therapy you’re now in good hands. If you’re looking for behavioral therapy on Long Island and think DBT could be right for you or for a loved one, contact us today or give us a call at (631) 828-2082.