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treatment program! A balanced, wholistic approach,
healing the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT.

Borderline Personality Disorder
Treatment Center


Specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, and Substance Abuse.

The Meehl Foundation is an  “Intensively Trained DBT Team” and an “Amen Brain Healthy Treatment Program” creating an individual plan for a wholistic balanced approach to mental wellness with; Psychological testing and assessment, Hypnosis, acupuncture, hair follicle testing for vitamins and mineral, hormone balancing, and nutrition counseling.


The Meehl House, created by Mark and Debra Meehl (DD), provides a place of hope and healing for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Bipolar Disorder . We serve clients in Texas the Untied States and from around the  world. During a stay at our Gulf Coast facility, a resident learns to effectively manage all areas of his or her life in order to return home with the ability to productively engage in career and financial decisions, cultivate and grow friendships and family relationships, and use the coping strategies for living daily with BPD.  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy  and the Meehl Foundation  honors all religions, or lack of religion/faiths and walks of life and lifestyles. 


The Meehl Foundation Approach to Treating BPD

The Meehl Foundation operates The Meehl House as a wholistic center serving a resident’s mind, body and spirit. As the fundamental elements of a 90-day stay, clients participate in five hours of group a day.  DBT, REBT, 12-step,  Amen Brain Health, and Self -Esteem.  Clients receive at least two hour of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and between 2 and 2 1/2 hours of additional DBT skills training per week. Psychiatric visits, psychological testing and assessments, biofeedback, and clinical hypnosis are also ongoing parts of treating the mind. Residents at The Meehl House also receive 24-hour access to the DBT team for crisis intervention.

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is a system of psychotherapy designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, and other mental disorders, by reducing the symptoms of emotional dis-regulation. The four components of DBT are Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotional Regulation. The Mindfulness aspect of DBT groups are essential skills that an individual with BPD needs to learn, including how to observe, describe and participate in life experiences, internal or external, without simply labeling them as good or bad experiences.

Interpersonal Effectiveness helps an individual with BPD learn to assert his or her needs while still effectively managing conflict in relationships. The skills associated with Distress Tolerance help an individual learn to tolerate distress and accept it as a natural part of life without resorting to a behavior response that could make the distress damaging to others or lead to self-destructive acts. This raises a clients threshold to tolerate distress in daily life stopping their destructive behaviors.  The fourth component of DBT, Emotional Regulation, helps individuals learn to identify and manage emotional reactions.

Benefits of Using Our Residential BPD Treatment Center

Choosing the Meehl House residential treatment center offers numerous benefits for an individual with BPD. 24-hour access to the DBT team allows a resident to address a distressful or emotional situation as it is occurring, helping them practice learned DBT skills and life skills. The cohesiveness of the DBT team, including a psychiatrist, therapist, skills trainer, life coach and program director, means all team members are aware of the particular situation and needs of each individual. The residential treatment center also provides an atmosphere of continuous support from fellow residents, family members, visitors and the founders of The Meehl Foundation, Mark and Debra Meehl.

Our residential program sets goals of emotional stability, balance, wellness planning and personal discovery for each resident. Using highly personalized treatment, the DBT team aims to help a resident create a realistic plan that can provide long-term well-being of mind, body and spirit. Daily discussions involving mental wellness, combined with resources to improve and enhance one’s life during and after treatment, allow a resident to return to function and excel once back in his or her normal environment.

More about DBT Therapy in Our Residential Setting

The Meehl House is one of the first locations in the nation to offer residential group homes providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. The house can accommodate as many as four residents at any given time. An evaluation will determine if a candidate for DBT program meets the residency requirements.

The program is available for patients at least 21 years of age, and no more than 65, who suffer from a mood or personality disorders. These clients must be ready to make recovery a top priority. Each resident must be medication-compliant.   Residents also agree to participate in local addiction and co-dependency support groups as needed. Due to the need for safety and well-being of the residential community, a resident cannot be a convicted sex offender, a known arsonist, or someone deemed actively psychotic.

At The Meehl House, we place a strong focus on the future as well as the present, which is why we make continuing care a priority. The DBT team will work family members, local psychiatrists, therapists and community resources to facilitate and establish extended care. Access to all staff members of The Meehl House is also available to all former residents.

Caution: Many facilities will tell you that they “take your insurance”, but many clients are angry and disappointed when they find out that insurance does not pay for things like; yoga, equine therapy, acupuncture, massage, and hypnosis, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars to pay the treatment facility when they leave. Any reputable treatment facility will give you your cost in writing BEFORE you get into treatment. The Meehl Foundation, as an out-of-network provider, will give you the CPT codes to give to your insurance for reimbursement for therapies and groups we do here.


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To Learn More about DBT and BPD Therapy, contact us today.

Mark & Debra Meehl“As a couple, and based upon our own experiences, we believe that hope and healing are not just a possibility but a realistic possibility; and with proper treatment for your loved one and conscientious attention from you and others who are concerned, your relationship with your loved one can do more than survive – it can thrive!”
Mark & Debra Meehl

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Debra Meehl, DD,MSW Pastoral Counselor, DBT Therapist & Skills Trainer , Board Certified Hypnotist & President, Meehl Foundation

Speaking Engagements
Texas TAAP Convention-San Antonio, TX
August 15, 2014 (11:00am-12:30am)
West Coast Symposium- Cape Cod
Bipolar Borderline & Substance Abuse
Sept, 13, 2014 (10:45am-12:15am)
NAADAC- Seattle, WA
Radical Acceptance-Getting to the root of the problem
September 28,2014 (1:30pm-3:00pm)
NASW-Texas State Conference
Bipolar Borderline & Substance Abuse
San Marcos, TX October 18, 2014 (2:30pm-4:00pm)
NASW-Atlanta, GA State Conference
Using DBT Therapy for Mood Disorders and SA October 23, 2014 (9:00am-12:15)
Radical Acceptance-getting to the root of the problem
October 24th, 2014 (1:30pm -3pm)
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