Behavioral Tech Institute prides itself in providing the highest quality training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy available. We can only offer this to you by providing the most experienced and trainers & consultants in the field of DBT. We honor each one of these individuals for their efforts and dedication to DBT and other empirically-based treatments.

Durham, NC


Lorie Ritschel, PhD, is a certified DBT therapist through the DBT-LBC and is an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, and she completed postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine. She is a co-founder of the Triangle Area Psychology Clinic (TAP), an outpatient clinic in Durham, NC that specializes in DBT and other empirically supported treatments for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. At TAP, she is the director of the DBT program (which is certified through the DBT-LBC), and she supervises and trains postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in DBT. In addition, Dr. Ritschel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she teaches CBT and DBT to psychiatry residents. She holds an appointment in the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, where she works with autism experts on the development and implementation of DBT for autistic individuals.