About Houston DBT Center

Houston’s leaders in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Radically Open DBT

Houston DBT Center stands at the forefront of mental health therapy, specializing in both Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. We offer therapy both in-person at our center in Houston, TX & online through telehealth to all residents of Texas. Our expertise lies in creating a balance between accepting who you are and making the changes you seek. 

Houston DBT Center blends top-tier expertise with genuine care. Our team’s approach mirrors the analytical depth of a seasoned scholar and the empathetic guidance of a trusted mentor. We’re here to offer both insightful strategies and a supportive hand throughout your journey.

Director of the DBT Center in Houston

Our programs include intensive outpatient programs for adults, intensive outpatient programs for adolescents, and weekly skills groups with individual sessions as well as parenting sessions. We offer a specialized program for parents of anxious children. For young children, our focus is helping parents help their children. We offer family sessions and a family skills group as well.

To start walking the path of transformational change at DBT Center in Houston, Texas contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Other DBT Center Institutions

DBT Center Training Institute

The DBT Center also has a nonprofit division– DBT Center Training Institute.  The Training Institute offers practicum placements for students completing their their clinical training, either at the doctoral or the master’s level. The Institute students, working under supervision,  offer low cost and pro-bono services to a limited number of clients in need. If you are seeking low cost services, and are willing to work with a student under supervision, please call our office to determine if there are openings in this program.


Katy DBT Center

If you live on the west side of Houston, please contact the Katy DBT Center. DBT Center therapist, Joe Pentony, is the director, and offers services to both adults and adolescents. The Katy DBT Center does not accept insurance, but will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company.



DBTWise is the training company for the DBT Center. We offer training and supervision in DBT and supervision in RO DBT. We also offer introductory courses in RO DBT. If you’d like to learn more about validation, therapy interfering behavior, DBT Skills, or RO DBT Skills, call us to set you a training or attend one of the trainings we offer. In addition to online webinar  trainings we also offer on demand courses that you can complete on your own time.

An approach that goes beyond treating symptoms.

At Houston DBT Center, we see beyond diagnoses and symptoms, focusing on the whole person and the entirety of their life experiences. Our holistic approach ensures that every aspect of your well-being is acknowledged and nurtured.

Let’s navigate life’s complexities together.

Director of the DBT Center in Houston


Our team isn’t just trained; many are certified in DBT, ensuring you receive top-quality care.



We’re always evolving, preparing to launch wellness programs that go beyond traditional therapy.


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