Other Services offered at the DBT Center of San Diego

These services are offered for your convenience if our comprehensive DBT programs do not suit your needs. In most cases we encourage full DBT, but we will work with you to determine your eligibility for our other services when necessary.


Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment

We provide the option for our therapists to give you a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, even if you do not choose to receive psychotherapy from DBT Center of San Diego. The interview typically ranges between two and six hours, depending on the number of disorders you want assessed and how many of the questionnaires and forms you complete in advance.

Getting started - Please fill out our intake form to request help at DBTCSD. We will contact you within
1-2 business days to discuss your needs and schedule your assessment.

Please complete the following forms and questionnaires at least two business days before your assessment interview:

Patient Information form
BSDS
SBQ
QIDS
BSL
SPDQ
PCL
GADQ
PSWQ
PDSR
SVQ


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

We provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Many rigorous research studies have verified that CBT is highly effective for these disorders.

Getting started - Please fill out our intake form to request help at DBTCSD. We will contact you within
1-2 business days to discuss your needs and schedule your first session.

Please read and complete the following forms prior to your first session. These forms and questionnaires are necessary for us to begin therapy with you. Filling them out ahead of time will allow us to start your therapy more quickly. If you prefer, you may arrive early and complete these forms in our waiting room or during your first session.

Patient Information form
Personal History form
Consent form (read only - we will provide a copy for you to sign at your first session)

Authorize your other mental health providers to send us your information:

Release of Information (former) - records from your former therapist or hospital
Release of Information (current) - records from your current psychiatrist

These questionnaires will help us assess your needs and provide accurate diagnostic information:

BSDS
SBQ
QIDS
BSL
SPDQ
PCL
GADQ
PSWQ
PDSR
SVQ


DBT Adult Skills Group

We occasionally allow attendance in our adult skills training groups when the primary therapist is not a therapist at the DBT Center of San Diego. To determine your eligibility, we need to review your current situation and speak with your current therapist. The process of determining your eligibility may take up to several weeks to complete. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Please fill out our intake form to request help at DBTCSD. We will contact you within 1-2 business days to discuss your needs and begin the process of determining your eligibility.

Step 2 - Read and complete the following forms:

The client should complete these forms

Consent form (read only - we will provide a copy for you to sign at your first session)
Patient Information form
Release of Information (current) (authorize DBTCSD to speak to your current therapist)
SBQ
QIDS
BSL

Your therapist needs to complete these forms

Therapist Agreement form (have your therapist mail this form to us)
DBT Skills Group Crisis Plan

Step 3 - Your therapist needs to contact us to set up a phone call to discuss your situation after all forms and questionnaires are completed.

Step 4 - You will need to complete a 90 minute intake interview before attending your first group. Contact Dr. Gutierrez to schedule your intake appointment.

Step 5 - Once all these steps have been completed, and we have determined you to be eligible, you may enroll in our skills training group.