Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated treatment that utilized traditional cognitive behavioral interventions and mindfulness skills to treat clients with self injurious behaviors, mood dysregulation, and borderline personality disorder.
These groups are to help people develop life skills in dealing with intense and often painful emotions, coping with stressful situations and navigating challenging relationships. Clients will obtain knowledge and competency in a group setting in the four modules of DBT Skills:
- Mindfulness: is the practice of paying attention and being fully aware of the present moment in a non-judgmental manner
- Distress Tolerance: learning how to tolerate a situation without making it worse.
- Emotion Regulation: learning to identify and understand emotions, how to regulate emotions and how to reduce vulnerability to negative emotions.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: teach effective strategies for asking for what one needs, saying no, and coping with interpersonal conflict.
I offer ongoing adult DBT skills groups that run year round. I also have a multi-family teen DBT skills group which is designed for parents and their teens as a highly effective way to help the whole family develop skills.