DBT Group 

What is DBT? 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It's designed to help people learn and apply new skills and strategies to:

  • better manage emotions,

  • improve relationships, 

  • reduce judgements (about self and others),

  • reduce self-destructive behaviors, and 

  • build a life that feels worth living

What is a DBT group? 

DBT group is a skills-based group which means that the focus is on learning new skills rather than on sharing and processing life experiences. 

The DBT groups I run are split into three separate 6-8 week cycles that correspond to the DBT modules of Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. 

Groups run for 2 hours in duration and meet once a week

These groups are in English only.


How can I join a DBT group? 

The groups are open to a maximum of 8 people. New group members can join at the start of each 6-8 week group cycle. The DBT groups I run are closed groups, which means that we don't accept new group members in the middle of a group cycle. 


If you are interested in joining the next DBT group, please fill out the contact form to the right. We will then schedule a phone screening together to assess your needs and to provide you with further information about the group.    

DBT group is currently cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation

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