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We Have Expanded into Santa Clarita Valley!

We are so excited to announce that in February 2018 we have expanded to Santa Clarita Valley! We have opened a satellite location in Valencia to offer comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services to the communities of Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Newhall, and Canyon Country. Other nearby communities include Castaic,…

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Choices Open House and Networking Event

We want to get to know you! Join us for a networking event to learn about our programs for prevention, education and treatment and teach us about what you bring to the community! Come for the mindfulness practice – stay to make connections and enjoy the refreshments at the end…

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Patty Interviews Shari Manning, Ph.D!

We had a great opportunity recently to interview Shari Manning, Ph.D. about the upcoming 4-day advanced DBT workshop she and Kate Comtois, Ph.D., M.P.H. will be presenting in Los Angeles in March 2017. Choices Counseling & Skills Center and Institute for Girls' Development have teamed up again to co-host this…

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Going International!

Our professional training is heading to northern Europe! Our Founder and Executive Director, Patricia Gieselman, has been invited as a speaker in Reykjavík in March 2016, to speak about DBT in clinical practice as well as some of the more recent research on adapting DBT and the DBT skills for…

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What to expect in a DBT Program?

Our DBT Programs include the following activities: 1. Individual/Family Therapy (weekly) – DBT clients usually meet individually with their therapist one to two times per week for 45-minute sessions. Therapists work with you to analyze behaviors and emotions that you want to change. With the help of the therapist, you…

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