12-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Basic Skills Group

Beginning June 8, 2021, Elliott Counseling Group will be running a 12-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group which will take place every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30pmCT. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based treatment modality that is aimed to treat emotional dysregulation, adapt challenging behaviors that can impede our lives stemming from that emotional dysregulation, and increase our ability to find peace or stability during moments of crisis or heightened emotions. DBT was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD, and it is designed to treat a wide range of mental health issues including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, among others. 

During the 12 weeks, 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.  

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