Christy Matta M.A. is a trainer, consultant and freelance writer. She has worked in mental health for 15 years, is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) and has designed and provided clinical supervision to DBT residential programs.  She was a member of the senior administrative team that designed Grove Street Adolescent Residential Program, a winner of the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award.  She also co-authored the article “DBT for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities:  A Program Description.”  She has provided numerous trainings and presented at conferences, including the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, on the topic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Her approach uses principles and techniques supported by research, including mindfulness techniques for managing anxiety, depression and other problems. 

This site is designed as a stress management and mindfulness resource for anyone wanting to better manage their stress and improve their mindfulness practice. It is also designed as a resource for anyone wanting information about the latest research and articles on stress management and mindfulness.

Contact for Training, Consultation or Writing:

For more information on Grove Street Adolescent Program follow this link:  http://www.psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/55/10/1168.pdf


Multitasking vs. Mindfulness: the Impact on Your Stress

On-Line Publications:

DBT for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics & Brain Injury

How to Parent Mindfully

Behavior Problems & Residential Treatment Centers

How to Develop a Treatment Plan for Depression

Signs of Aggressive Behavior

Suicide Policy and Procedures

Signs of Sadness

About Psychology Learning & Motivation

How to Treat Kids for Anxiety for a Dentist Visit

Processing Disorder Exercises

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  • […] I often say that there are two things in life that we can count on besides death and taxes and that’s stress and pain. With that said, it’s my pleasure to bring to you someone with over 15 years experience in the mental health field, the author of the recently released book The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress and founder of the blog Dialectal Behavior Therapy Misunderstood and also writes for the Huffington Post and MentalHelp.Net, Christy Matta, MA. […]


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