The DBT Center is excited to announce…

  • We are currently accepting new referrals at the DBT Center of NJ!

  • We would like to welcome a new addition to our team:

    Jill Portaro has started taking individual clients! Jill has been running groups with us for a year now. She joins us having been Intensively Trained in DBT through Behavior Tech. Additionally she brings training in trauma and eating disorders specific to women and adolescents with their families. Jill adds her energy and passion for DBT to the team with a background in trauma work.  She helps educate client on the physiological changes trauma has while fostering acceptance and working towards making changes for a life worth living. Together with a family approach she has helped many clients build cohesion at home. Check her out her full bio under our Therapist section.

DBT Center of NJ is proud to announce…

  • We have updated our training to include the latest advancements and techniques in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 
  • EMDR is an evidenced based treatment modality that uses a variety of strategies to alternately stimulate both sides of the body, and thereby activate both sides of the brain. This process has been shown to help the brain access distressing information, and begin the path toward healing in ways that standard talk therapy alone does not.
  •  EMDR is a gentle approach to complex trauma that does not require reliving traumatic experience. Through bilateral stimulation the brain process experiences into memories while enhancing a healthy core belief system. 
  •  EMDR has been found to be extremely helpful with children, adolescents, adults and couples. The core strategies of this treatment can be used both to reduce distressing symptoms related to traumatic events, as well as, for increasing adaptive coping skills for current and future events.

 What’s NEW in EMDR?

  • Updated procedures and advancements have evolved over the years through this highly effective treatment method
  • Making EMDR more adaptable at multiple stages of treatment 
  • EMD
  • EMDr 
  • A-Tip
  • Stabilization techniques 
  • Resource Development   

Please contact us for more information about EMDR


DBT Center of NJ is a private group practice highly trained and experienced in providing the clinical application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence based treatments. Our committed and compassionate therapists continue to find new and effective ways to treat and inspire clients and their loved ones with the opportunity to Build A Life Worth Living.
Rikki Bobchin has been added to the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) online list of qualified MBT practitioners! Here is the link to a page about MBT http://www.bpc.org.uk/MBT and this is the link to the list of MBT providers http://www.bpc.org.uk/mbt-roster
BLOG TALK RADIO-Your Mental Health Rikki Bobchin, LCSW
Beth Fier (MA ’98) “A Helping Hand”, TCNJ Magazine, May 17, 2011.
Beth Fier, LPC, NCC, proud recipient of the NJCA, Tabler Award for Distinguished Service, 2009.