About Gold Coast DBT

Gold Coast DBT is part of a network of DBT Clinics providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT) programs that have been accredited by the Australian DBT Institute. Gold Coast DBT clinicians have attended Comprehensive Training in DBT and are Credentialed DBT Practitioners. We also have a number of clinicians who are intensively trained in Radically open DBT through Radically Open Ltd.

In 2020 we opened Gold Coast DBT in Southport and moved to our current location at 115 Scarborough St Southport in 2022.

Gold Coast DBT is an accredited service of the Australian DBT Institute which develops mental health professionals throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy since 2004. The DBT Institute was established following a formal partnership and extensive mentoring through Marsha Linehan’s (developer of DBT) training organisation Behavioral Tech LLC between 2003 and 2008. 

Our values

Overall our service values the input of all stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for the individuals we support. We collectively value the evidence base, lived experience and clinical experiences of our experienced practitioners! 

Gold Coast DBT


We value Diversity as the value of empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, education, religion, and how we think


We see integrity as the value of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. As an organisation this includes providing high-fidelity services!


We believe Lived Experiences offers valuable insight into effective therapeutic interventions . With empathy, compassion and dignity lived experience guides the way we interact and treat individuals, their family and carers.


We value excellence is by striving to do more and improve outcomes for our clients. We are committed to being the best service we can be by delivering high fidelity DBT programs, continually learning, growing and evolving. 

Our team

Gold Coast DBT is a team of multi-disciplined Credentialed DBT Practitioners with post-graduate qualifications in Psychology, Social Work and Mental Health Nursing.

Our team have been comprehensively trained in DBT through either the Australian DBT Institute or Behavioral Tech LLC and intensively trained in RO-DBT through Radically Open Ltd.

As part of a national network of DBT Clinics, our team is supported with continuing professional development in DBT and RO-DBT as well as having access to ongoing supervision and support from the Australian DBT Institute.

Dr. Peter King (National Clinical Lead)

Dr. King is the developer of DBT-TI which is a trauma informed DBT approach adopted by many services in Australia, Singapore, Thailand & South Africa. He founded the Australian DBT Institute in 2004 and has been delivering DBT informed approaches since 1999 in private practice and through the Australian DBT Institute since 2004.

Crystal Black

National DBT Coordinator
Mental Health Social Worker

Tim McIntyre

Psychology Lead
Clinical Psychologist

Naomi Ramsdell

Social Work Lead
Mental Health Social Worker

Elizabeth Mahoney


Chris McIntyre


Yaneke Felderhof


Jasmine Anand


Erick Piggott

Psychotherapist & DBT Skills Trainer

Jenifer Ranieri

DBT Skills Trainer

Our clinic is located at 115 Scarborough St Southport on the first level. Unfortunately access does not include a lift which limits our capacity to support individuals who have difficulty navigating stairs. Our group room is on the ground floor with one clinic room that allows our service to be more accessible for individuals who have difficulty navigating stairs. Please advise our team if you need support accessing our clinic due to this or any other reason.