About the Online DBT Clinic

The Online DBT Clinic 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. Online DBT Clinic’s 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.

Through DBT Assist we have been providing online DBT groups and individual therapy from our Melbourne DBT Clinic in Brighton since 2010. Since 2020 we have been expanding our team of credentialed DBT practitioners to also include therapists from Gold Coast DBT, Sydney DBT and more.

The Online DBT Clinic 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! 

Online DBT Clinic


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

The Online DBT Clinic 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.

Kelly Allen

National DBT Lead

Tim McIntyre

Psychology Lead
Clinical Psychologist

Brad Stolz-Grobusch

National RO DBT Lead
Clinical Psychologist

Kaedee Abel

Eating Disorders Lead

Elizabeth Mahoney


Stuart Langley


Nitai Tibrewal

Mental Health Social Worker

Jacklyn Whybrow

Mental Health Social Worker

Teagan King


Joanne Tweed

Mental Health Nurse

Jennifer Ranieri

DBT Skills Trainer

Caitlyn King

Provisional Psychologist