The DBT Centre of Vancouver (DBTCV) was developed in 2007 by Dr. Alex Chapman (#1701) and Dr. John Wagner (#1713) to help people suffering from challenging and complex mental health problems. Drs. Chapman and Wagner became colleagues and friends while completing 2-year post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Washington with Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The DBTCV started small in 2007, with Drs. Chapman and Wagner each helping only a few clients outside of their regular work hours. It quickly became clear, however, that there was a great need for DBT services in the Lower Mainland (and across British Columbia). Since then, the DBTCV has grown considerably with the hiring of a number of clinicians, including several registered psychologists, a clinical counselor, and post-doctoral fellows. We provide compassionate, individualized, evidence-based treatment for a variety of concerns, helping our clients reach important personal goals and improve the overall quality of their lives. We also always do our best to ensure that our clients are treated professionally and with kindness, respect, and compassion. The DBTCV is both a treatment centre and a training centre and, as such, we also spend a lot of time training clinicians and other mental health professionals, both locally and abroad.

To read more about the clinicians working at the DBT Centre of Vancouver, please visit our Staff page.

To learn more about DBT and the other evidence-based treatments we offer, please visit our About DBT page.

To learn more about our professional development opportunities for mental health professionals and organizations both local and national, please visit our Professional Development page.

To book an appointment, or find out more about our services, please visit our Clinical Services page or contact us directly at 604.569.1156.