The dialectical behavioral skills (DBT) group is a skills learning group where we learn and practice skills to help clients obtain the necessary coping skills to manage overwhelming emotions and behaviors. DBT skills help people manage overwhelming thoughts, intense emotions, anxiety, depression and impulsive behaviors. Implementing these skills can help people improve their relationships, be more present in their daily life and overall improve their daily functioning and enhance their quality of life.
The Four Modules We Cover:
Learn to pay attention to the current moment and live a more balanced life. Group members will become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, body sensations and environment.
Learn to tolerate emotionally distressful internal events, manage crisis without making it worse and accept unpleasant events
Manage and regulate emotions such as fear, sadness, anger and anxiety. Understand and accept emotional experiences and change the way one responds to their emotions.
Gain skills to develop more effective, consistent relationships
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that was designed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat a broad range of complicated symptoms and concerns. DBT is very effective for those who struggle with regulating their emotions. People who have trouble regulating their emotions often see the world in black and white, good and bad, worthy and unworthy. DBT helps people find the middle path in their thoughts, feelings, relationships and behaviors. Due to their intensity of emotions they often experience intense anxiety, sadness, suffering and difficulties in their relationships. Going with the flow of life can be really hard. DBT is a very effective treatment for individuals who experience intense emotions, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, addictions, PTSD, intense shame, anger and problems maintaining relationships. One does not need to be struggling with these behaviors to benefit from DBT. Many people can benefit from the skills.