Introducing Portland DBT Institute of Salem

The Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) is proud to formally announce the opening of our Salem, Oregon location- the Portland DBT Institute of Salem. This new clinic carries on our commitment to excellence and the provision of evidence-based behavioral therapies. We offer a robust, scientifically validated treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and are one of only eleven clinics in the world certified by the Linehan Board of Certification to deliver DBT in a manner consistent to the original model of care (important for obtaining successful client outcomes). Our Salem location is currently open for referrals and clinical care at our new offices located at 454 17th Street NE, Salem.

Portland DBT Institute of Salem seeks to partner with the Salem community by treating complex and difficult-to-treat behavioral problems, including suicidal and self-harm behaviors, while reducing barriers to access. This includes taking Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances to allow individuals to effectively access mental health care. It also means offering step-down services for suicidal patients transitioning from Oregon State Hospital as they continue their recovery and expanding our clinical team to keep pace with the community’s needs. While we are presently offering services to individuals over the age of eighteen, we anticipate offering services to adolescents and families as well as medication management in 2019.

We are excited to become part of the vibrant Salem community, and are looking forward to providing the highest quality evidence based treatment.

If you are interested in referring a client, a loved one, or yourself, please follow the link to our Electronic Referral Form.




Andrew White, PhD
Associate Director, Portland DBT Institute
DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician