DBT Tri-Counties Staff

President and Lead Clinician, Matt Metcalf, MSW, LCSW

Matt Metcalf is the founder and owner of DBT Tri-Counties a clinical social work group practice dedicated to the implementation of comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents and their families for over 15 years. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah, a master's degree in divinity from Amridge University's Turner School of Theology, and a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, and he also has trained in CBT with the Beck Institute and DBT with Behavioral Tech.

He has intensely studied and practiced these therapies in order to best support his clients with a variety of needs, such as social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, Mood Disorders, substance abuse, depression and providing support to those who struggle with intense emotions. He is passionate about providing parenting courses on how to use DBT skills when parenting.

Matt's professional career includes being a DBT consultant for multiple treatment centers, serving as a clinical director for multiple Residential Treatment centers for adolescents, serving as Clinical Director for a dual-diagnosis partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program both in person and virtually; as well as serving as Primary Therapist for school-based programs, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers. He currently has a private practice with clients from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles in which he specializes in providing comprehensive DBT to adolescents and their families.

Matt is personable, practical, and results driven. He is diligent about creating a space for parents to build relationships with their adolescents, and he strives to assist families in finding the balance between maintaining structure and setting appropriate limits. Matt recognizes his role as a President and Lead Clinician as a calling, much more than a profession, and he brings immense passion and dedication to the position while always keeping the needs of the families he is supporting in mind.

Vice President and Operations Manager, Mary Ellen Cox

Mary Ellen Cox works directly with facilities, individuals, and families to advocate for funding so that they get the treatment they need. She knows the industry and the crisis' people are in who are in need of help. Mary Ellen works relentlessly and will take on any challenge head on. Mary Ellen has been instrumental in recouping millions of dollars so families can afford treatment. Her passion comes from years of experience in working with children at risk and believing there should be coverage available for all who need help.

She is passionate about advocacy as well as both legal and ethical compliance. both legal and ethical. Her knowledge of law and policy makes her a great asset to our staff in both the categories of utilization review and operations.

Mary Ellen is honest and straightforward. She is passionate about families and believes that mental health services should be within reach of all people.

Facility Manager and Nurse, Dana Lambert, LVN

Dana Lambert is a nurse who has extensive experience in working with adolescents and their families. As one who thrives in an environment of customer service Dana understands that although each family is in treatment, they each may have different needs. With attention to detail and a very high dedication to clients Dana has repeatedly proved herself to be an asset.

Dana is a Licensed Vocational Nurse who is committed to providing top level psychoeducation on medication management and healthy living. She has worked for multiple treatment centers in both outpatient and residential settings. DBT Tri-Counties is very fortunate to have someone of Dana's experience on the team.

Academic Coordinator, Rebecca Miller, MPA

Rebecca Miller has been working with traditional and non-traditional students for 10 years. She has worked extensively with public school special education programs and is dedicated to helping students get the support they need within their school setting.

She has experience working with families to help them with the IEP process and working with educating teachers and caregivers on non-traditional learning methods. Rebecca has a background in early and family literacy, and she strives to find ways to help struggling students rediscover an interest in learning. She tries to create a supportive environment for all learners and builds individual plans with each student.