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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions
  • How do I get started at GlowDBT?
    All prospective clients who wish to undertake any form of DBT at our practice are required to book in for an assessment (also know as an initial session). You can read more HERE.
  • When can I book an assessment to get started?
    Intakes are conducted approximately every 2-3 months throughout the year, however this is dependent on when we are able to accept new clients onto our books. At times the wait for intakes may be longer.
  • How do I know who will be the best DBT clinician for me?
    When you are booked in for a DBT assessment, you will be booked with the next available DBT trained clinician. This clinician will conduct the assessment, however they may not be the same clinician you will see ongoing. The DBT team meet once a week and during this meeting they will determine the best DBT clinician for you to see. You will then be contacted to discuss the plan moving forward.
  • Can I see a therapist elsewhere whilst attending skills groups at The Glow Centre?
    If you are participating in Stream 1 or Stream 2 of DBT at GlowDBT, your individual therapy will be undertaken with a GlowDBT therapist. It is not possible to undertake the individual therapy part of DBT with an external therapist while in our DBT program. We have this policy in place because DBT is a specialised and intensive form of therapy, with specific strategies, all of which need to be utilised and applied consistently within the DBT framework for you to get the most out of your DBT treatment. All of our DBT therapists are trained in DBT, apply the framework consistently, and meet weekly to discuss all of the clients in our program. If you are considering coming to The Glow Centre for treatment, you should speak to your current therapist about what you want to do. You are welcome to contact us for information about DBT and our programs to help you do this, or if you want to make a first appointment just to explore if the program and our centre might be right for you.
  • Can I just attend skills groups without having individual therapy?
    We do not offer the option of just attending DBT groups at GlowDBT. There are multiple reasons for this, the most important being that we need to meet with you for an individual DBT session every week, to help you learn and apply the DBT skills you learn in the group to your particular problems. It is important that we have this type of therapeutic relationship with you to help you master the DBT skills.
  • Do you offer the option of DBT-informed therapy?
    Yes, when we are accepting new clients, we offer DBT-informed therapy (individual therapy incorporating some of the DBT skills and strategies) for those who are not suitable for participating in Stream 1 or Stream 2 of our program for various reasons. All potential clients who are considering DBT-informed therapy are required to first participate in our DBT assessment process, which is the first step in accessing any DBT treatment at GlowDBT. For more information about our assessment process, see our Getting Started page.
  • From what age do you see clients for DBT?
    We see clients from the age of 18 for DBT. DBT treatment for teens differs to adults. We hope in the future to offer a DBT program for teens though!
  • Can I get a quote for the full amount payable and out-of-pocket costs?
    It is difficult for us to provide such information before an assessment has taken place, as without meeting with you to work out a suitable DBT plan we can not know what DBT Stream you would be recommended for. We have however, provided you with approximate weekly costings on our Fees, rebates and policies page which you can use to calculate an estimate of costs. Out-of-pocket costs can be caluclated by dedicting the Medicare rebate amounts from those costs.
  • How do I get started at GlowDBT?
    All prospective clients who wish to undertake any form of DBT at our practice are required to book in for an assessment (also know as an initial session). You can read more HERE.
  • When can I book an assessment to get started?
    Intakes are conducted approximately every 2-3 months throughout the year, however this is dependent on when we are able to accept new clients onto our books. At times the wait for intakes may be longer.
  • How do I know who will be the best DBT clinician for me?
    When you are booked in for a DBT assessment, you will be booked with the next available DBT trained clinician. This clinician will conduct the assessment, however they may not be the same clinician you will see ongoing. The DBT team meet once a week and during this meeting they will determine the best DBT clinician for you to see. You will then be contacted to discuss the plan moving forward.
  • Can I see a therapist elsewhere whilst attending skills groups at The Glow Centre?
    If you are participating in Stream 1 or Stream 2 of DBT at GlowDBT, your individual therapy will be undertaken with a GlowDBT therapist. It is not possible to undertake the individual therapy part of DBT with an external therapist while in our DBT program. We have this policy in place because DBT is a specialised and intensive form of therapy, with specific strategies, all of which need to be utilised and applied consistently within the DBT framework for you to get the most out of your DBT treatment. All of our DBT therapists are trained in DBT, apply the framework consistently, and meet weekly to discuss all of the clients in our program. If you are considering coming to The Glow Centre for treatment, you should speak to your current therapist about what you want to do. You are welcome to contact us for information about DBT and our programs to help you do this, or if you want to make a first appointment just to explore if the program and our centre might be right for you.
  • Can I just attend skills groups without having individual therapy?
    We do not offer the option of just attending DBT groups at GlowDBT. There are multiple reasons for this, the most important being that we need to meet with you for an individual DBT session every week, to help you learn and apply the DBT skills you learn in the group to your particular problems. It is important that we have this type of therapeutic relationship with you to help you master the DBT skills.
  • Do you offer the option of DBT-informed therapy?
    Yes, when we are accepting new clients, we offer DBT-informed therapy (individual therapy incorporating some of the DBT skills and strategies) for those who are not suitable for participating in Stream 1 or Stream 2 of our program for various reasons. All potential clients who are considering DBT-informed therapy are required to first participate in our DBT assessment process, which is the first step in accessing any DBT treatment at GlowDBT. For more information about our assessment process, see our Getting Started page.
  • From what age do you see clients for DBT?
    We see clients from the age of 18 for DBT. DBT treatment for teens differs to adults. We hope in the future to offer a DBT program for teens though!
  • Can I get a quote for the full amount payable and out-of-pocket costs?
    It is difficult for us to provide such information before an assessment has taken place, as without meeting with you to work out a suitable DBT plan we can not know what DBT Stream you would be recommended for. We have however, provided you with approximate weekly costings on our Fees, rebates and policies page which you can use to calculate an estimate of costs. Out-of-pocket costs can be caluclated by dedicting the Medicare rebate amounts from those costs.
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