Who should take DBT?

This group is open to anyone who qualifies after their initial assessment but is best for people who have trouble regulating their emotions, handling difficult situations, or maintaining balanced relationships with others. This form of therapy has been extremely successful in treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT has also been successful in treating bulimia, binge eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse.

What skills will I work on in DBT?

The main skills focused on in any DBT group are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness (being able to effectively interact and form relationships with others). Throughout our groups, we discuss these skills while encouraging you to practice them even when you aren’t attending group to help you start leading a healthier life.

Am I going to have to be in DBT treatment forever?

No. Our goal is to educate you and give you the tools you need to be successfully set up for a post-group life. Our hope is that you continue to practice the skills we teach you and you won’t need to come back because you will become an expert in mindfulness and regulation!

If I am recommended to do DBT, does this mean I have Borderline Personality Disorder?

No. Plenty of people without BPD attend DBT groups because they struggle with regulating their emotions, and this gets in the way of many things in their lives. If an interested participant completes an assessment and it is determined they could benefit from DBT, they can join the group.