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Amy Tibbitts, LSCSW, is the founder and director of the Lilac Center, LLC in Kansas City, MO. She has been providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in a private practice setting since October of 2000, and received her intensive DBT training from Behavioral Tech, LLC, a company founded by Marsha Linehan. She has spoken and provided training to numerous agencies, universities, public schools and hospitals on DBT.
She has extensive knowledge and seasoned experience in treating people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Above all, Amy understands the personal devastation that people with BPD often experience. She consistently strives to guide individuals and families through their suffering toward a more fulfilling life. Her approach to therapy is based on a fundamental core of compassion, strength and sensitivity. Amy is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a master’s degree in social welfare. She underwent clinical training at Wyandot Mental Health Center. Prior to opening her private practice, Amy provided clinical services at Johnson County Mental Health Center. In 2013 she authored DBT Skills Workbook: You Untangled – Practical Tools to Manage Your Emotions and Improve Your Life , (PESI, 2013) a book on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, Amy co-authored You Empowered: Get Beyond The Trauma You've Experienced To Live A Full And Happy Life.
Financial: Amy Tibbitts is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Amy Tibbitts has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.