MEEHL Foundation

Links for DBT Residential Treatment

About DBT Residential Treatment

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Residential Treatment  is a decision that should be made carefully. Beyond the financial commitment, there must be a commitment to recovery and a sincere desire on the part of each resident to achieve a life of balance . Programs should follow the scientific standard for DBT care.  Skills in mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal relationships.  These skills take 26 weeks to teach in an outpatient setting but much quicker in a residential program. ALL PROGRAMS SHOULD HAVE AN “INTENSIVELY TRAINED DBT TEAM” DO NOT SETTLE FOR LESS, IT RARELY WORKS! Dialectical Behavioral Therapy done correctly has an 87% success rate.   We believe that the programs listed below are among the best in the country and provide a caring, supportive and empowering environment to their residents.  I have many calls a day asking “is there anyone in my state” the answer is usually “no one intensively trained following the scientific protocol”  The Meehl Foundation Intensively Trained DBT Team will only recommend  the following programs:


Clear View Treatment Center –


Because of this effectiveness, DBT is used extensively throughout all levels of care at Clear View Treatment Programs. In fact, Clear View is one of the few treatment programs nationwide to use DBT the way it was in intended in its residential, day, and outpatient treatment programs.  Clear View Treatment Programs provides comprehensive DBT throughout all levels of care, and is the only program on the West Coast to do so.


Timberline Knolls

Timberline Knolls’ team of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and nurses are available to residents and their families 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our therapists and medical staff, admissions team, teachers, and every employee at Timberline Knolls have each made a personal commitment to helping women realize life-long recovery.  There claim to fame is their eating disorder program, but that is not the only condition they treat.  So if someone is so unstable they needs 24 hour 7 day a week supervision this the right program.


Rose Hill Center,

Holly, Michigan

Rose Hill Center
Rose Hill Center is a private, non-profit, psychiatric rehabilitation facility for those diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizo-effective disorder, clinical depression, bi-polar disorder or other major mental illness. The goal of our Residential Rehabilitation Program is to help residents struggling with mental illness regain psychiatric stability. The length of time a resident needs to complete the program depends on the severity of their illness and the progress they make toward recovery. An average length of stay in the residential rehabilitation program is 6 to 12 months. Located in Holly, Michigan, Rose Hill’s program has been carefully developed to assist adults with mental illness in achieving their highest level of independence and functioning.



Mill Spring, North Carolina

Cooper Riis
CooperRiis is a specialized, residential, therapeutic “healing farm community” for people with mental illness or emotional distress. It is a nurturing, caring environment for learning, living and working; all designed to move residents towards wellness. CooperRiis specializes in schizophrenia and schizo-effective disorders.  They do not have a full DBT Team but they are one of the our recommendations because of there success rate with this populations


Meehl House
Brazoria, Texas

The Meehl Foundation is an intensively trained DBT Team, trained in Seattle Washington by Behavioral Tech Institute, and we are listed on their web-site.    The Meehl Foundation provides five hours of group a day: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Self-Esteem, 12-step and Amen Brain Health.  Since we only serve 5 clients at a time our residential DBT program focuses on individual treatment, life skills, and personal development.

The Meehl House is known as a warm, friendly home, filled with laughter and conversation, where guests and residents alike feel they are family. Residents are expected to participate in daily activities of the home and help with the chores, and participate fully in all of the programs, therapy, skills training, homework and readings.


Meehl Foundation Press


Residential care is not always an option. The Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide was written to provide you with the information, knowledge and resources necessary to take control of your life and begin living successfully with a bipolar loved ones illness. Carefully written to provide clear answers and directions for taking back control of your life, the book has been recognized by doctors and therapists as an essential guide for any family attempting to live with mental illness. $16.00.






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Debra Meehl

Debra Meehl, DD Pastoral Counselor, DBT Trained Skills Trainer, Board Certified Hypnotist & President, Meehl Foundation Intenselevly Tained DBT Team

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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