Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills-Training Group


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy that was created by Marsha Linehan to treat suicidal and self-harm behaviors that are often seen in Borderline Personality Disorder.  It has since been found effective in treating other complex issues involving emotion dysregulation.  It can be helpful for those with uncontrollable outbursts, mood disorders, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, unstable interpersonal relationships, and other compulsive behavior. Individuals that struggle with controlling their emotions and behaviors may benefit from the skills that DBT group offers.

A main part of DBT therapy is skills-training group. It is didactic in nature and is not a process group. There are four modules that will be covered in skills-training. They include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Mindfulness helps you put a pause between impulse and action. Emotion regulation helps you to have the ability to regulate your emotions by gaining a better grasp on the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and sensations. It also helps you to understand what factors may make you more emotionally vulnerable. Distress tolerance skills are your fast-acting skills that help you in crisis situations. Finally, interpersonal effectiveness skills help you to get what you want and need in relationships while also being skillful. As mentioned above, these skills can be helpful to people with a variety of issues. Please contact us to see if DBT skills-training group is a good fit for you.

DBT group costs $40 per session each week. Please contact us to be added to our group.

Note: If you have a history of suicide attempts, you will be required to be individual therapy with one of our therapists or an outside therapist.  This is just to ensure your safety and the appropriate level of care to meet your needs.