Allison Asher

Allison Asher, MSW, LICSW

Clinic-Based DBT IOP Services

I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA), have completed the part 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, Mindful Based Stress Reduction training, and also specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I have worked with adults and adolescents with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in both residential and outpatient therapy settings. I approach therapy with a combination of skills-based interventions (DBT) and explore the mind-body connection to develop somatic resources (MBSR, Sensorimotor).

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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