Meeting Dates & Times:
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
What is DBT?
(DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Those of us who have difficulty managing intense or painful emotions need a variety of tools to cope effectively. DBT combines the best of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to deliver healthy skills and strategies to the people who need it most.
DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic conditions including personality disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD and substance abuse.
Learn more about DBT here.
During the first session, you can expect to have an overview of DBT and education on emotions in general. Each group starts with mindfulness, continues to skills and ends with practice.
All classes will be held via Zoom
Included in your DBT group enrollment is an optional weekly accountability group, where we can meet and talk about goals, specific skills you want to work on, and even have breakout rooms to practice skills one on one. The accountability group meets every Thursday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
DBT can help you…
- Calm intense emotions
- Decrease risky/self-harm behaviors
- Advocate for yourself
- Strengthen and maintain important relationships
- Think before you react
What to Expect
The DBT Group is 90 minutes and includes skills training on 4 different modules:
- Emotion Regulation
- Distress Tolerance
- Interpersonal Skills
Weekly homework assignments allow additional opportunities to integrate new skills into daily life. The best part is, you can’t do DBT wrong!
Clients are expected to be in regular individual therapy, either with a therapist at Inner-Evolution or in another practice or community agency. Having a consistent therapy experience helps increase awareness and understanding of how to improve healthy behavioral patterns. Your therapist offers valuable support and coaching to assist you in achieving goals framed within the DBT model.