DBT Program


DBT Program Services

Individual DBT sessions | iSkills Training | Advanced DBT Groups | Stage 2 Trauma Therapy – EMDR, ART, DBT-Exposure Therapy | ADHD counselling

Achievable Results Through Evidence-Based Practice. Our therapists are trained in DBT with Behavioral Tech, A Linehan Institute Training Company.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

WE PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE DBT PROGRAM for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.  Persons with ADHD and Complex Trauma also benefit from Stage 1 DBT skills training and are welcome to attend this portion of the program.

  • A comprehensive assessment conducted by the primary DBT therapist (90 minutes)
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • DBT Skills Training Groups and iDBT
  • Advanced DBT Group
  • Telephone Coaching (15 minutes for crisis situations)
  • Consultation Team
  • Stage 2 Trauma Therapy and Interpersonal process-oriented groups
  • Online groups for residents of Saskatchewan and Alberta

Our Therapists

  • Work closely as a community of practice providing a team approach.
  • Have Foundational and Advanced Intensive training with The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech.
  • Are experienced in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders.
  • Meet as a group for yearly manual studies and group training to continually upgrade skills and knowledge.
  • Provide training in DBT and trauma-informed therapy.
  • Provide field education for practicum students and residents.



  • On Site Cochrane
      • Tuesday   5:45- 8:00pm
      • Thursday 4:00- 6:15pm
      • Saturday 1:00- 3:15pm 
  • Saskatoon iDBT (on-line)
      • Platform: ZOOM
      • Wednesday 5:45- 8:00pm
  • Duration
      • The groups run for 24 weeks, divided into three modules.
      • New members join every 8 weeks.
  • Topics
      • Mindfulness
      • Distress Tolerance
      • Emotion regulation
      • Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • Cost
      •  $90 per session
  • Therapists 
      • Dr. Sarah LaRocque
      • Yuko Yoshinami (On site)
      • Dr. Carl Adrian (On site – group only)
      • Taylor Muller (On site)


  • On Site Cochrane
      •  Thursday 6:30 – 8:00pm
  •  iDBT (on-line)
      • Platform: ZOOM
      • Thursday 6:30- 8:00pm
  • Duration
      • This group is open-ended.
      • Group members attend as long as the group is helpful.
  • Topics
      • Middle path
      • Behavioural strategies
      • Advanced interpersonal skills.
      • This group also provides opportunities to address Stage II trauma issues, including closeness and making connections.
  • Cost
      • $90 per session
  • Therapists  
      • Yuko Yoshinami – Cochrane
      • Dr. Sarah LaRocque – Online


This skills group is offered to adolescents in joint group sessions. The group teaches members to identity interpersonal goals and what gets in the way of being skillful.

  • Who would benefit
      • Adolescents struggling with mental health concerns.
      • Age Group: 14-17
  • On Site Cochrane
      •  Saturday 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Duration
      • 24 Weeks
  • Cost
      • $90 per session
  • Therapist
      • Taylor Muller
  • Group Goals
      • Mindfulness skills: helps individuals to be more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and urges, and better able to focus their attention. 
      • Distress Tolerance skills: teaches reality acceptance skills and helps individuals get through difficult moments without making things worse.
      • Emotion Regulation skills: increases positive emotions in the short and long term, and reduces emotional vulnerability.
      • Interpersonal effectiveness skills: helps individuals identify interpersonal goals and what gets in the way of being skillful.
      • Walking the middle path skills: addresses the fundamental challenges that many teens and parents run into.