DBT Skills Group for Middle-School Students

Mondays 7:00-8:00PM

If your middle school child is struggling with:

  • emotional reactivity
  • unpredictable moods
  • talking back
  • lack of caring 
  • friendship issues - cutting off friends or getting overly attached
  • getting along with siblings
  • completing school work
  • inconsistent self-care
  • taking initiative
  • managing video game and screen time

And you feel:

  • confused
  • scared
  • worried
  • ineffective
  • hopeless
  • frustrated
  • ignored

Then, this group is perfect for you and your family!

Middle-school students (6th-8th grade) with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues in the same room engage in weekly group lessons, activities and practice. 

Participants learn concrete strategies to

  • identify, understand and manage  emotions
  • reduce conflict at home
  • identify family dynamics that are causing stress or negative outcomes
  • learn skills to use effective communication
  • form and maintain healthy relationships, practiced in the group environment.  

The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help families manage and improve their lives.    

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills is an evidence-based approach to managing difficult emotions and responses to emotions. DBT builds skills in the following four areas:

  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Mindfulness

Here's what past group participants have said:

  • “This group helped me not only to find myself and raise my self-confidence, but also to become more mindful of my thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It was also a ton of fun and definitely my favorite part of the week!”
  • “I’ll remember you for giving me a warm welcome to the group and helping me pull myself out of a bad place.”
  • “Thanks to group, when I am in WISE MIND, I tend to use a calm, logical frame of mind to achieve a healthy, emotionally-driven goal.”

DBT Skill Group for Middle Schoolers is a time and financial commitment! We understand!  

We have created this curriculum to focus on highlighted skills AND hit your target behaviors so that you can graduate from group and move on with your lives with improved coping strategies that YOU and YOUR FAMILY actually use.

Limited spots in group.