Our Team

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of San Diego (DBTCSD) was founded in 2005 by the foremost authority on DBT in Southern California, Dr. Milton Brown. Dr. Brown was mentored for many years by Dr. Marsha Linehan, founder of DBT, which culminated in them jointly conducting DBT research studies and DBT training. Their collaboration continues to this day.

DBTCSD is the only clinic in San Diego with DBT provided by true experts, as attested to by achieving DBT certification and numerous publications on DBT, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, suicidality, self-injury, shame, self-hatred, and other related issues. Dr. Brown provides 10-day intensive trainings for BehavioralTech, which is the current standard training for DBT clinics.

Milton Z. Brown, Ph.D. is the Clinic Director at DBT Center of San Diego.

Milton Z. Brown, Ph.D.

Clinic Director
About Dr. Brown
Amanda Gutierrez, Psy.D. is the Adult Program Director at DBT Center of San Diego.

Amanda Gutierrez, Psy.D.

Adult Program Director
About Dr. Gutierrez
Kristen Dahlin, Ph.D. is the Adolescent Program Director at DBT Center of San Diego.

Kristen Dahlin, Ph.D.

Adolescent Program Director
About Dr. Dahlin
Jay Weingarten, Psy.D. is a Clinic Psychologist at DBT Center of San Diego.

Jay Weingarten, Psy.D.

Clinic Psychologist
About Dr. Weingarten
Rachel Slater, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist at DBT Center of San Diego.

Rachel Slater, Psy.D.

Clinic Psychologist
About Dr. Slater
Courtney Gingras, M.A. is a Professional Clinical Counselor at DBT Center of San Diego.

Courtney Gingras, M.A.

Professional Clinical Counselor
About Courtney

Yuie

Clinic Therapy Dog
About Yuie
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy for change balanced with acceptance and compassion.
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