Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Outside In’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program teaches mindfulness and skill building to manage emotions, distress, and interpersonal relationships.  

Who is eligible

Individuals who are screened into the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Continuum and meet diagnostic criteria may be eligible. All participants need to start with a referral. Referrals can be sent by a service provider or participants may self-refer. Contact Heather Bugayong at heatherbu@outsidein.org to complete a referral.


Outside In
1132 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205




By Appointment Only

Services Provided

  • Office Based Treatment
  • Skills Group
  • Peer Support
  • Medication Management
  • After Hours Skills Coaching

Our clients participate in one individual therapy session each week as well as one skills session each week.  Peer support services are also available. 

For more information, email riseinfo@outsidein.org or call 503.354.9695.

Success Stories


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.