and into a life worth living
Lianne Stevenson, LCSW
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification,Certified Clinician™
Why Choose Lianne?
I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy and coaching to adolescents and their families in out-patient, in-home and in-patient settings. I am passionate about using DBT to help teens and their families learn effective ways to navigate through their world. I am not intimidated by self-harm, suicidal and other risky behaviors and have extensive training in managing these behaviors through my commitment to Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am one of only two clinicians in the State of Georgia certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Why DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)?
DBT is considered the most researched, best supported treatment for individuals struggling with suicidality and self-injurious behavior. Recent data indicates that DBT is also effective at helping individuals understand and manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, and other problems related to regulating emotions.
Why Choose a Certified DBT Clinician?
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification is the most stringent certification program for ensuring a clinician is able to deliver adherent DBT, and involves a review of employment history, trainings attended, mindfulness practices and current treatment team status, as well as a written exam, a review by an independent third party of a clinician’s written case conceptualization, and a third party review and scoring of three of the clinician’s therapy sessions.