Registered Social Worker | He/Him
Available in Ontario, Alberta & Nova Scotia
Dylan Zambrano, MSW believes resilience is the key to a life of happiness and is a skill that we all have the capacity to acquire. He believes that when you learn to harness your emotions and thoughts, they can begin to work with you and not against you, allowing you to take ownership of your life. He is passionate about teaching DBT skills to help his clients skillfully navigate strong emotions and self-defeating thoughts, so that they can live a more meaningful life and function best where it matters most.
Dylan is the founder and clinical director of DBT Virtual. He has several years of experience working on a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) team within an outpatient mental health hospital setting. Dylan has supported DBT program implementation in multiple mental health organizations, and provides DBT training, consultation and supervision to other therapists. He is the author of The DBT Skills Daily Journal, a DBT skills-based journal published with New Harbinger Publications. Dylan also teaches DBT courses at DBT HOUSE and mindfulness and compassion meditation courses at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.
Dylan received his Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. He has completed extensive DBT and mindfulness training, and is also trained in DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma. As a life long learner he is dedicated to ongoing psychotherapy training. In his spare time you can usually find him reading, planning his next trip or somewhere being mindful.
Favourite DBT Skill
"As a mindfulness educator I've always been a proponent of mindfulness practice. One of my favourite DBT mindfulness skills is Observe. Observing our experiences strengthens our capacity to readily notice and be with difficulty. It is in this space of awareness that we have the agency to respond more effectively. I believe observing is the first step to changing habitual responses to the things happening around us and within us."