Amy Tibbitts, LSCSW, is the founder and director of the Lilac Center, LLC in Kansas City, MO. She has provided dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in a private practice setting since October of 2000. She underwent intensive DBT training through Behavioral Tech, LLC, which was founded by DBT developer Marsha Linehan. Amy has held speaking engagements and provided training to numerous agencies, universities and hospitals on DBT. She has extensive knowledge and experience in treating people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other complex mental disorders. Above all, Amy understands the personal devastation that often accompanies BPD. With compassion, strength and sensitivity, she helps individuals and families overcome suffering to pursue a healthy, fulfilling future. Amy is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a master’s degree in social welfare. She underwent clinical training at Wyandot Mental Health Center in Kansas City, KS. Prior to opening her private practice, Amy provided clinical services at Johnson County Mental Health Center in the mid-1990s. In 2013, she authored a DBT skills workbook titled You Untangled – Practical Tools to Manage Your Emotions and Improve Your Life and, in 2014, she co-authored a second skills workbook, You Empowered: Get Beyond The Trauma You've Experienced To Live A Full And Happy Life.