About Melinda

About Melinda Carlisle Brackett

Melinda Carlisle BrackettMelinda is a Behavior Therapist and the owner of  San Jose DBT  and  www.criticalpathcounseling.com. She founded the first Full Fidelity, Comprehensive DBT Program in  San Jose and the entire South Bay area in 2006.  Her psychotherapy practice is diverse and she has a vision of quality care for her clients based on the sound, clinically-proven principals of evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is committed to staying current on the latest research and participating in regular training in her field.

Melinda Carlisle Brackett, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC43877 is a Trained CBT Therapist and an Intensively Trained DBT Therapist and Skills Trainer. Melinda believes that Dialectical Behavior Therapy has tremendous potential to help a variety of problems in living and she is committed to maintaining the program’s integrity as it was designed by DBT founder Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Melinda’s Clinical Background and Training:

Melinda has received advanced level intensive training, currently the highest level of training offered as a DBT Therapist and Skills Trainer, from Behavioral Tech, LLC.  She current receives continuous advanced level training and consultation from Dr. Shari manning, Ph.D. Melinda participates regularly on 2 DBT consultation teams to ensure full fidelity to the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program model developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Melinda’s other training includes extensive training from The Center for Cognitive The Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA and is a member of the American Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is experienced in working with a variety of Emotion Regulation Disorders and has extensive experience using evidence-based protocols with Personality Disorders, Bipolar II Disorder, Chronic Major Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, and OCD.

Melinda’s Corporate Experience:

About San Jose DBT:

San Jose DBT is a Division (DBA) of Silicon Valley Executive Counseling, a Marriage & Family Therapy Professional Corporation that serves the entire bay area. In addition to providing full fidelity  Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapist Melinda utilizes an integrated and Comprehensive approach to psychotherapy using CBT & DBT  methods, protocols and treatments.

The evidence based treatments she provides include:

  • Behavioral Activation (for Depression)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (for Bipolar II and Personality Disorders)
  • Exposure Protocols (for anxiety and panic )
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) (for OCD)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) ( for PTSD) –
  • DBT Skills Parent Training
  • Problem Solving Therapy and Strengths Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(for chronic challenges in daily functioning and building resiliency)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (this treatment program utilizes all of the above protocols inside of the DBT treatment)

Melinda also offers consultation to help spouses, parents and other family members develop a treatment strategy for their loved one. Learn more about these services by calling Melinda at (408) 780-1150 or filling out the information below:

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