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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 for updating and continued care. Alicia remains 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.

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Alicia Paz, M.A. (She/Her)

Alicia Paz, M.A. (She/Her)


Alicia Paz, M.A. is a DBT-trained therapist in Portland, OR. Her online DBT courses and groups have reached over 5,000 students in 110 countries. Alicia oversees all updates to

Kat Schultz (They/she)

Kat Schultz (They/she)

Writer and Content Manager

Kat Schultz is the content manager for They are a graduate of DBT themself and a DBT peer educator and group facilitator at Alicia’s business, Online DBT Skills. Kat edited the original content and writes new content for


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