DBT Skills Group



Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a broad-based cognitive-behavioral treatment that is effective for a wide range of problems, including both undercontrol and overcontrol of emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral patterns. Emotional dysregulation has been linked to a variety of problems and stems from patterns of instability in emotional regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. The skills learned in DBT are aimed directly at these dysfunctional patterns.

The overall goal of DBT skills training is to increase resilience and build a life experienced as worth living through helping individuals change their behavioral, emotional, cognitive and interpersonal patterns that cause problems in one's daily life. Once we learn to accept our current emotions ("it is what it is"), we can learn to regulate them with new coping skills.

This DBT skills group is for those individuals who are ready to:

  • Live in the moment
  • Regulate emotions
  • Develop coping mechanisms for stress
  • Improve interpersonal relationships



The Adult DBT group is for adults 18 years old and older. The individual attends the weekly skills group classes.



The Adolescent DBT group is for teens 13 - 18 years old. The teens and at least one parent attend the weekly skills group classes.



DBT C is DBT that has been adapted to address the developmental levels of children ages 7 - 12 years old. In DBT C, children are taught adaptive coping skills to help them handle big emotions, as well as involving their parents in order to create an environment that will support new, more effective behaviors.  DBT C consists of either one 90-minute session or two 45-minute sessions each week.



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CALL US TODAY AT (469) 447 - 8246 or email us at [email protected] to see if you are a good candidate for DBT.



If you would like to learn more about DBT, you can view the video below from Dr. Esme Shaller of UC San Francisco.