*Effective November 4th, 2021*

Individuals and families are welcome to enroll in our DBT Skills classes if they already have a therapist in place. You don’t need to be seeing a Clearwater-based therapist to take our skills classes. We have returned to in-person instruction at the Hive in downtown Oakland.

Our DBT Skills classes fill up very quickly. If you interested in enrollment in an upcoming module, please submit an online inquiry right away. Our enrollment process (i.e., initial inquiry, paperwork completion, intake appointment, enrollment confirmation) can take up to 3 weeks. Please plan accordingly to provide enough time for all steps. 

Licensed clinicians on our DBT team are not currently accepting new individual therapy clients. Please contact us every 3-4 weeks to check on availability

We have two interns on our DBT team who are currently accepting new clients:

  • If you are interested in meeting with Mark Abelson, AMFT, please contact Karen Erickson, LMFT at
  • If you are interested in meeting with Esther Howe, MA, please contact Dr. Erika Swanson at


Clearwater is open for in-person session. We adhere to federal and state COVID-19 recommendations. Current clients will need to sign a COVID-19 consent form to resume therapy in person.