Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) has been proven effective in treating or reducing symptoms in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, and other mental health illnesses. DBT alleviates symptoms through helping people better manage intense emotions, increase interpersonal effectiveness and increase our ability to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings without latching onto them.
The primary objective of this therapy group is to assist young adult participants in developing coping skills that help to decrease the intensity of their experiences which promote their “fight, flight or freeze response.” We aim to educate group participants about young adult life transition and stress, how it can present in the body, and the impact to overall functioning. We hope to help develop participant coping abilities to decrease emotional distress both, generally and in social situations, through each module.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills
Distress tolerance skills
Emotion regulation skills
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive- behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT emphasizes the role of difficulties in regulating emotions, both under and over-regulation. Since controlled trials have shown this treatment to be effective for those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, numerous studies have demonstrated the treatment to be effective for a variety of other diagnoses (Linehan, 2015). DBT is based in mindfulness and focuses on skills related to decreasing conflict and isolation and increasing inner peace and connection.
6-week Program Details
Sessions will be virtual and held weekly on Wednesdays, 5 pm – 6:30 pm.
Cost: Pay $40 per session (total of $240 for all 6 sessions) or Pay $200 for all 6 sessions and save $40.
To get started, enroll via provider referral, call 919.874.5443, or send an email to one of the following: