Other Professionals Who Treat BPD

This list includes medical or mental health professionals who are knowledgable about BPD and DBT but who are not intensively trained, nor providing the full, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment

Northern Florida

Gateway Recovery, https://www.gatewaycommunity.com/ is a program in Jacksonville that treats addiction and co-occuring mental illnesses for teens and adults.  During the last 6 months they were grant funded to obtain DBT Training for their staff with the goal of including this mode of treatment into their existing services.  The services they have are:   Detox and Residential; Outpatient; Pregnant and Postpartum Program; and Recovery Housing.


In Tallahassee, Morse Therapy Group advertises Eight Week Cycles of DBT Skills Groups.  For more information call Tracey Morse at 850-556-7944 X 3.  www.MorseTherapyGroup.com



Central East Region

Name (or group name):   Harmony Counseling Group, LLC/ Suzanne Holt, MSW, LCSW
Practice Address:
378 Center Pointe Cr., Suite 1272

City: Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
www.harmonycounselinggroup.com (currently has a malfunctioning homepage under maintenance)
: harmonycounseling@live.com

Accept Insurance: Out-of-network with Aetna and BCBS; I provide Superbills for clients to submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement to them.

Individual DBT populations: Adult/ Teen

DBT Skills Group: Requires the client be in individual DBT therapy Please describe. Adult- DBT skills group runs weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning December 2nd, 2014, however it is an open group so individuals may join at any time. The 12-week skills training program costs all 4 modules: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. After Dec. 2nd, we plan to start the group over from the beginning.

Teen- no group currently but will begin an adolescent group based on need

Modes of Treatment offered: Individual Therapy/Skills Group

Training History of Team Leader: DBT implementation with BPD population and others (Addictions, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders) since 2005. DBT skills certificate seminars and training from 2005-2014.

Other Specialties or Evidence-Based Treatments Provided: EMDR Certified

 Full Disclosure of not being comprehensive DBT in marketing and with potential clients? (Required): Yes


Name (or group name): Central Florida Psychotherapy Associates, LLC.

Kristin Smyth, MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate–has been using manualized DBT for 7 years in conjunction with other treatments.


2431 Aloma Ave. Suite 214

Winter Park, FL 327792

Phone:  (407) 865-2404

Website:  www.centralfloridapsychotherapy.com

Email: admin@centralfloridapsychotherapy.com 

Programs:  Adult and Adolescent DBT skills training groups, cognitive and schema therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy), GTI (Grief and Trauma Intervention), stress management, anger management, and relationship/family stressors.

Population(s): Adult, Adolescent, Family, Couples; Individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, all personality disorders.




Central and South West Region

Southeast Region