Ariel Brinson

Ariel Brinson, MSW, LICSW

Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work. I enjoy working with a variety of individuals and have experience working with people who have serious and persistent mental illness, chemical dependency challenges, sexual identity, LGBTQ, and those involved in the criminal justice system.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

ACP's DBT program adheres to the Linehan model of DBT, is certified by MN DHS. Our clients meet with their individual therapist for one hour a week and attend a two-hour weekly skills group for at least 26 weeks. Unlike traditional group psychotherapy which focuses on processing experiences and feelings, DBT groups focus on learning four sets of important skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT a very effective treatment for multiple conditions including borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD, impulsivity, eating disorders, and some forms of anxiety.




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