DBT Group for Adults and Teens
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the last 1980’s. It was specifically designed for those who experience intense negative emotions, difficulty regulating their moods, often experience difficulty in relationships, and intense conflict within those relationships. DBT treatment typically consists of individual therapy sessions and DBT skills groups. Individual therapy sessions consist of one-on-one contact with a trained therapist, ensuring that all therapeutic needs are being addressed. The individual therapist will help the patient stay motivated, apply the DBT skills within daily life, and address obstacles that might arise over the course of treatment.
- DBT skills group participants learn and practice skills alongside others.
- Members of the group are encouraged to share their experiences and provide mutual support.
- Groups are led by trained therapists who teach skills and lead exercises.
- The group members are then assigned homework, such as practicing mindfulness exercises.
- Each group session lasts approximately two hours, and groups typically meet weekly for six months.
Affinity’s Approach to DBT
- Comprehensive, get-to-know-your evaluation process
- Treatment plan recommendations
- Ongoing therapy
Some of our most effective therapeutic treatments to help people feel their best are:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Solution-Based Therapy
- Parent Coaching
- Mood Regulation
- Motivational Interviewing