"Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
- Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
DBT Associates of Southern California is a clinical team of Dialectical Behavior Therapy specialists founded and directed by Cheryl Kempinsky, Ph.D. Dr. Kempinsky provides comprehensive DBT to adolescents and adults in individual and group formats. In addition, her program offers groups for families and provides consultation to clinicians conducting this evidence-based therapy. The mission of DBT Associates of Southern California is to provide competent, collaborative, and effective treatment with the goal of reducing suffering and enhancing the quality of lives for those who suffer from borderline personality disorder, relationship difficulties and emotion regulation problems. At DBT Associates of Southern California, we value the creation of a mutually engaging therapeutic relationship that helps individuals reach their goals by bridging compassion and evidenced-based treatment.