Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that ​​combines education and therapy to help you learn new skills and strategies to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships. DBT is effective for individuals who struggle with emotion regulation, distress tolerance, impulse control, and relational issues.

Group Skills Training teaches core skills to live a more functional and healthy life. Groups require a minimum six-month commitment, and you are encouraged to attend for a year to integrate skills fully. Each module (which includes two weeks of orientation/mindfulness) runs for 8-10 weeks. There are three modules: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Participation occurs in conjunction with a client’s therapist, as attendance requires meeting with a therapist either through CMMHC or another agency. Both teen and adult Group Skills Training is available.

CMMHC does not require you to switch to a CMMHC therapist to participate in a DBT skills group.

We participate in an outpatient model of DBT and do not provide 24-hour phone coaching (our 24-hour crisis line is available for support as needed.)


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