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DBT Living

DBT Graduate group for those who have completed one year of
comprehensive DBT.

Program Overview

Welcome to Southlake Counseling’s DBT Living, an exclusive graduate group designed for individuals who have successfully completed one year of comprehensive DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Our DBT Living group is a perfect opportunity for those who have mastered the foundational DBT skills and are ready to advance their journey toward achieving sustained joy and ordinary happiness. Led by experienced therapist Lalanea Chastain, MPA, LMSW, LCSW, this group will offer a supportive, non-judgmental, and skillful environment to continue your DBT practice.

DBT Living Group

Adults who’ve completed one year of DBT

8-Week Modules on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, each 90 minutes long

Laleanea Chastain (MPA, LMSW, LCSW)

$400 for 8-weekly sessions

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How Does Group DBT Skills Training Work?

Our DBT Living group is designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our most skilled clients. The format of the group is loosely modeled after a DBT Consultation Team meeting, providing both structured skills review and the flexibility to address current real-life challenges. Here’s what a typical session includes:

  1. Mindfulness practice to center and focus
  2. Weekly review of a skills training assumption to promote dialectical thinking
  3. A brief 15-20 minute lesson on a pre-determined DBT skill
  4. Collaborative agenda setting for current life circumstances needing DBT skills application
  5. Peer validation and advice on applying DBT skills to real-life situations


DBT Overview

DBT is a behavioral intervention program designed to treat a wide range of disorders, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral problems. Therapists work to enhance the capability (skills) of their clients as well as to develop the motivation to change.

What To Expect From DBT:

Individual Therapy

Work one-on-one with your DBT therapist to identify and work on your goals and targets and how to apply new skills and strategies.

Skills Training

Group therapy focuses on Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance.

Group skills training is an essential part of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) curriculum.

Phone Coaching

You will have access to your DBT therapist for assistance in your day-to-day life when you need help applying the skills you’ve learned.

Therapist Consultations

Your DBT therapist attends weekly DBT team meetings to ensure they are providing the most effective treatment.


DBT is evidence-based, meaning research shows that when it is done right, it works. Being Linehan Board-Certified Led means that our founder, Kimberly Krueger, ensures that all DBT therapists and programs at Southlake adhere to the model developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan.

You can be confident that Southlake’s DBT programs contain the necessary components and organization to deliver DBT as it was intended and with the most effectiveness.

Note: Southlake Counseling offers several DBT groups for both children (ages 11-18) and their parents and young adults (18+) to teach techniques on how to better regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.

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Southlake Counseling is DBT- Linehan Board Certified. By adhering to their evidence-based curriculum, we’re able to ensure clients and families that we’re following a model that has been proven to decrease self-harm rates and lower treatment dropout.

Our Program Adheres to the 4 pillars of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): 

Individual Therapy

Our personalized one-on-one sessions are designed to address your unique needs, helping you build coping skills and strategies for a healthier, more balanced life.

Group Therapy

Engage in supportive group settings where you can share experiences, gain insights from others, and practice new skills in a collaborative environment.

Phone Coaching

Access real-time support through phone coaching to help you apply DBT skills in everyday situations, ensuring you have the guidance you need, when you need it.


Consult Team

Our dedicated team of professionals collaborates regularly to review cases and provide comprehensive support, ensuring the highest quality of care for every client.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Participants will achieve levels 3 and 4 of DBT: ordinary happiness and unhappiness, and a capacity for sustained joy. DBT Living supports clients in not just learning the skills but living them dialectically, integrating them into daily life for long-term emotional well-being.







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