Mindful DBT, LLC

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COVID-19 (posted on March 14, 2020)  

In light of rapidly changing circumstances driven by the spread of the coronovirus (COVID-19) and our desire to help protect our community we at Mindful DBT are recommending that clinical services be completed via telehealth effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until advisories from the CDC and South Dakota Health Authority indicate it is safe to resume face to face services. This recommendation was guided by our unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our community, and the growing need to take extraordinary preventative measures to assist in this unprecedented public health crisis.

Telehealth services will be provided via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing service. In order to receive telehealth services from Mindful DBT, you will need an email account, a computer/ tablet with access to WiFi or a smart phone with a data plan or WiFi, and a quiet and confidential location.  

Current Mindful DBT Clients

Individual Session:

 1) We will have a discussion on the most effective choice for you either face to face sessions or online sessions on a week to week basis. 

2) If we plan to have a face to face session you will be asked to wash your hands right before session and immediately following session. 

3) You will be asked to wait in your car until the exact time of your session as to limit the amount of time you are in the waiting area.

4) If you suspect that you may be sick or have been exposed you will be asked to do an online session.

Group Session:

 All DBT groups will be held ONLINE at this time.  Please contact your therapist to get set up.


Mindful DBT, LLC

Mindful DBT was founded in 2014. Mindful DBT provides Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Mindfulness Therapy to adults and adolescents in South Dakota and the surrounding areas. Adolescent program currently being developed. Call for more information.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment used to help persons who have difficulty managing emotions. This may be experienced as:

  • Painful emotions from which a person may believe there is no escape
  • Quickly shifting from one emotion to another
  • Feeling like emotions are controlling your life
  • Having problems with anger

In addition, DBT addresses the following difficulties in life:

  • Impulsive behavior or self injury
  • Confused or fearful thinking
  • Living with a sense of emptiness or feeling like you are confused about who you are
  • Difficulties in relationships

Prolonged Exposure (PE) is an evidenced-based treatment to help persons who have difficulty with PTSD and past or current trauma. PTSD may be experienced as:

  • Being exposed/ or experiencing a traumatic event
  • Recurrent, involuntary and intrusive distressing memories
  • Experiencing flashbacks or nightmares
  • Avoiding thoughts, feelings or physical reminders of the trauma
  • Avoiding people, places or things that remind you of the trauma
  • Irritability or aggressive behavior
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Feeling detached or numb
  • Inability to experience positive emotions
  • Belief that the world or others are dangerous

Mindfulness is the practice of continuing to attend to and be present with our experiences, as it is. It involves greater awareness of thoughts, feelings, and sensations, without criticism. Those that benefit from Mindfulness include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Heart Disease
  • Stress Disorders
  • Major Depression
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension


"Awareness with Acceptance"


"Finding your Center"


 "Quiet your mind and Regulate Emotion"