DBT Self-Help emerged in 2001 as the brain child of DBT graduate Lisa Dietz. At that time, free information on new treatment Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was rare. Since that time, DBT has increased in both popularity and accessibility. Nevertheless, DBT programs are still expensive and hard to find. DBT Self-Help remains the largest free DBT resource with tens of over 20,000 visits per month.
In 2019, Lisa handed the site over to DBT provider Alicia Paz and her web-developer partner Mike Bodine for updating and continued care. Alicia and Mike remain committed to the original mission of providing free DBT resources to anyone who is looking for them. DBT graduate Kat Schultz edited the content from the original site, wrote new content to debut on the revamped site, and continues to moderate the website.
The site design was created by the talented Sequoyah Moore.
Meet the Team
Alicia Paz, M.A. (She/Her)
Alicia Paz, M.A. is a DBT-trained therapist based in Portland, Oregon. Her online DBT courses have reached over 5,000 students in 110 countries. She has also written a DBT workbook for kids, to be published in 2023. Alicia oversaw the content updates for DBTSelfHelp.com.
Mike Bodine (He/Him)
Mike Bodine is a freelance marketer with a background in writing, marketing automation and content management. Professionally, he has experience in both the non-profit and B2B tech industries, and personally, he is passionate about making mental health resources accessible. Mike led the project rebuild DBTSelfHelp.com.
Kat Schultz (She/They)
Writer and Moderator