DBT Associates of Austin is a group of licensed independent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) professionals who are committed to providing quality DBT to adolescents and adults in the Austin area and beyond.  All therapists have gone through the 10-day intensive DBT Training given by Behavioral Tech, LLC and participate in weekly consultation to remain adherent to DBT protocol.

DBT Associates of Austin Psychotherapists

Penny Kruger, LCSW (512) 848-9430
Candace Smith, LCSW (512) 680-0425
Jennifer Wu, LCSW (512) 797-7037
Danielle Kaplan, LCSW (512) 587-7368
Chelsea Cohen, LPC-S (806) 683-3968

We offer individual and group DBT for those who are wanting help in regulating emotions, decreasing problematic behaviors and / or improving their relationship effectiveness. 

DBT targets the following problem areas:


  • Heightened emotional sensitivity
  • Quick and intense emotional reactions
  • Slow returns to normal mood
  • Chronic problems with depression, anxiety, anger or anger expression

  • Suicidal ideation and attempts

  • Self-harm behaviors such as cutting or burning
  • Impulsive behaviors such as binge-purge eating, substance abuse, high-risk sexual activity, gambling or excessive spending
  • Engage frantic efforts to keep relationships, out of fear of abandonment, that ultimately fail


  • Extreme black-or-white/all-or-nothing thinking
  • Difficulty making decisions and solving problems
  • “Detached” thinking including mild inattention and episodes of severe dissociation

8500 N. Mopac, Suite 402, Austin, TX, 78759  |  512.797.7037

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