Holistic Wellness Practice, LLC

DBT Skills Training Group


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a structured therapeutic treatment based on Zen Mindfulness practice placing emphasis on the balance between acceptance and change. 

This DBT skills group will provide you with the tools to recognize and increase awareness of thoughts, feelings, and body sensations while strengthening attention to the present moment in order to respond with healthy strategies. These healthy strategies will help you maintain control, make healthy choices, gain interpersonal skills to improve relationships and begin building a life worth living.

HWPs DBT Skills Training Group will provide a validating and safe environment for clients to learn coping skills to manage stress they encounter in life.

DBT SKILLS Group Focus

This group therapy is for clients that may be struggling with any of the following:

  • Poor self-esteem

  • Excessive worry

  • Impulsivity

  • Unbearable emotional pain

  • Overwhelming feelings

  • Self-destructive behaviors

  • Self-injurious behaviors

  • Chaotic/ stormy relationships

  • Poor boundaries

  • All or nothing thinking

  • Confusion about self

HWPs DBT Skills Group will teach DBT skills that help reduce the intensity and frequency of overwhelming emotions, while also offering guidance for navigating these distressing moments.

  • Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a core concept within DBT that promotes full awareness of your present moment (i.e. thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations) without judgment and without trying to change it. Mindfulness strives to focus the mind, direct attention and achieve a better understanding of feelings.

  • Emotional Regulation - Emotional regulation concentrates on taking control of emotions. Difficulty controlling extreme emotions can lead to impulsive or ineffective behaviors. The goals of emotion regulation are to better understand the emotions you experience, reduce emotional vulnerability and decrease emotional suffering.

  • Distress Tolerance - Pain is a part of life and being unable to deal with pain may lead to impulsive or destructive behavior. The goal of distress tolerance is to help people better cope with painful or distressing moments in more effective ways that won’t make the situation worse.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness - The focus of interpersonal effectiveness is building and maintaining positive relationships. This module introduces tools to express beliefs and needs, set limits and negotiate solutions to problems without threatening relationships with others. Interpersonal Effectiveness skills can help in taking care of relationships, balancing your needs with the demands and needs of others, balancing things you want to do with things you ought to do and building/developing mastery of self and self-respect.


Scheduling structure

90 minute group sessions are conducted in-person on a weekly basis. Groups are limited to 10 members.

Clients enrolled in this group must also be engaged in weekly counseling at HWP.

Getting Started

HWP is not currently accepting new group members. Please send us an e-mail if you would like to be informed when this will return.

The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to sign up for a complimentary 15-minute telephone interview. If so, an ongoing group structure will be set and you’ll leave the call with action to take.