DBT Skills Group for High School Students
Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:00-8:00PM
For students with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues.
Participants learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, plus learn skills to form and maintain healthy peer relationships, practiced in the group environment.
The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help teens manage and improve their lives. DBT-informed art therapy, weekly diary card, mindfulness meditation and weekly processing and peer support.
DBT Skills Group for Young Adults
Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00 PM
(ages 18-29) For clients with Depression, Anxiety, Emotion Regulation and/or Relationship and Transition issues. This group is excellent for clients who are stuck in their individual and/or family therapy or just need additional skill-building or support. Clients will learn concrete strategies to better manage emotions, relationships, and self-care.
The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help young adults blossom and flourish - taking steps to becoming independent adults. DBT-informed art therapy, weekly diary card, mindfulness meditation and weekly processing and peer support.
Skills Group for Middle-School Students
Social Skills and coping skills for 5th-8th grade students with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues. Participants learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, identify family dynamics that are causing stress or negative outcomes, plus learn skills to use effective communication and form and maintain healthy relationships, practiced in the group environment.
Structured group activities including DBT-informed art, role-playing and team-building are the focus.
DBT Skills Group for Parents
Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM
For parents of any age children who are struggling to keep order and maintain healthy boundaries, respect and relationships.
The group offers strategies and skills in the following areas:
- Mindfulness - staying in the present moment instead of projecting ahead to the future or rehashing the past
- Distress Tolerance - tools to use when you think you might "blow your fuse" or become overwhelmed or shut down
- Interpersonal Effectiveness - strategies for getting what you want in relationships PLUS keeping relationships strong and healthy and maintaining your self-respect
- Emotion Regulation - understanding your emotions plus skills for coping ahead and understanding your vulnerabilities and triggers
DBT Skills Group for Eating Disorders
(for clients 16 years old - adult) Eating Disorders are complex illnesses. It often takes several different types of services to "attack" the disordered thinking and behavior. So group becomes an integral part of your treatment program.
We will collaborate weekly with your therapist to create a cohesive Treatment Team that focuses on comprehensive, high-quality care.
In group therapy, clients gain support and understanding from others with similar experiences. It also offers the opportunity to learn to express and tolerate difficult emotions in a safe and nurturing environment. Group therapy is particularly helpful for people who feel isolated or alone.