About Melbourne DBT

Melbourne 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. Melbourne 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 2007 we opened Melbourne DBT in New Street Brighton and moved to our current location at 144 Martin St Brighton VIC 3186 in 2019.

Melbourne 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! 

Melbourne 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

Melbourne 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

Joanne Tweed

National RO-DBT Coordinator
Mental Health Nurse

Brad Stolz-Grobusch

Clinical Psychologist
Mental Health Nurse

Caitlyn King

Provisional Psychologist

Dr. Lilian Nejad

Clinical Psychologist
Not currently taking new referrals

Dr. Julie King

Clinical Psychologist
Not currently taking new referrals