12-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Basic Skills

*Registration is OPEN! 

Basic DBT Group

Starting on AUGUST 06TH, 2024.

Our 12-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Basic Skills Groups will take place weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7:30pmCT online via Zoom.  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based treatment modality to treat emotional dysregulation. Additionally, it helps us adapt to challenging behaviors that can impede our lives stemming from that emotional dysregulation. Ultimately, it increases our ability to find peace or stability during moments of crisis or heightened emotions. Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., created DBT to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder.

During the 12-week DBT Group, we will cover the following:

Week 1: Introduction to DBT Skills Group and Analyzing Behavior
Week 2-3: Core Mindfulness
Week 4: Mindfulness Skill + Distress Tolerance: Crisis Survival
Week 5: Mindfulness Skill + Distress Tolerance: Reality Acceptance Skills
Week 6-8: New Mindfulness Skill + Emotion Regulation
Week 9-11: New Mindfulness Skill + Interpersonal Effectiveness
Week 12: New Mindfulness Skill + Closing Session / Review of all skills

How do I know if this DBT group is right for me?

DBT is effective in treating a wide range of behaviors, mental health diagnoses, and symptoms. DBT might be a good fit for you if you experience any of the following:


Anger outbursts

Emotions are very intense and are difficult to manage

Chaotic relationships

Mood tends to fluctuate quickly and unexpectedly

Feeling numb or detached

Emotional dysregulation is impeding your ability to engage in day to day life

How does DBT work?

DBT is a skills-based treatment often used in individual counseling. Throughout the group participants will be taught various skills that can be taken home to practice and use in day-to-day life. These skills fall into categories, including core mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Each week we will focus on teaching new skills and assist you in integrating them into your day-to-day life. 

    How do I get enrolled in this DBT group?

    Get In Touch With Client Care

    Please call or email our Client Care department to get signed up. 


    Get Registered & Set-Up

    Our client care representative can speak with you about the appropriateness of DBT for you, expectations for the group, etc. 



    Get Started

    We do also recommend that you seek individual therapy to supplement this group, and we will work with you to set this up as well during registration.  

    See What Our Clients Have Said About Working with Elliott Counseling Group 

    I find everything to be very accommodating. I have had a few therapists in my time.

    With the help of the Elliott Counseling Group, I am finally myself again. Thanks for having such great people at every level of your group.

    My time so far with my therapist has been life-changing, as I'm finally realizing a lot about myself and all the unique aspects of who I am that create me.

    This is a new experience and better than the symptom management I tended to do at other places. My life is changing for the better.



    Rachel Fiore is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She received her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also a Certified Recovery Support Specialist. Rachel specializes in working with teens, adults, and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and grief. As a therapist. She utilizes several modalities, such as trauma-informed, person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).


    Nichole Lundgren is currently attending Walden. She is not only passionate about working with kids and adolescents but also possesses a keen interest in substance use and domestic violence. Prior to joining our team, Nichole spent six impactful years at the Baby Fold in Bloomington, IL, where she gained invaluable counseling experience while working with children. During her undergraduate studies, Nichole further honed her skills while working with The Autism Program, showcasing her dedication to understanding and supporting individuals with diverse needs.