Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? DBT is a cognitive therapy that was developed to increase a person's ability to live a meaningful life when struggling with difficult, and sometimes unmanageable, emotions and action urges.  The skills within DBT can help us to be more effective in managing troublesome emotions and urges, as well as allow us to begin to create peace in our lives through new ways of reacting to situations. 


What would make DBT skills a good fit for me? Skills and philosophy within DBT have a multitude of benefits.  DBT has displayed effective results in assisting those struggling with impulsive action urges, intense emotional responses, difficulty concentrating, feelings of depression and/or anxiety, thoughts of self-harm, symptoms associated with traumatic experiences, and more. 

What would I need to know before joining the group?  You need nothing but the willingness and an open mind to allow change to happen.  Even if you are on the fence, you are welcome to attend to see if DBT is right for you. 


Time and Location

Teen Tuesdays 4-5 PM, Led by Melodie Fitzpatrick, MSW, 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM This group is held at our Poplar Location

Adult Tuesdays, 5-6 PM, Led by Melodie Fitzpatrick, MSW, 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM This group is held at our Poplar Location