Group therapy has the unique ability to help us see how our words and behaviors impact others in real time. In this safe environment, we can provide and receive the feedback we need to make important adjustments. As we change these words and behaviors over the course of the group, we find our lives become more intentional, more peaceful, and more fulfilling.
what are the benefits of dbt group therapy?
In our DBT Skills groups, we’ll help you develop four core skills:
Do you find yourself stressing about work when you’re at home and stressing about home when you’re at work? Do you have trouble concentrating on what you’re doing? Mindfulness training will help you be calmer and more focused in the present moment.
Research has shown that we are most likely to give in to our worst impulses (overeating, getting drunk, overspending, picking fights, etc.) when we are feeling sad, lonely, stressed out, worried, afraid, angry, or frustrated. Distress tolerance helps you get through these unpleasant feelings without doing something you may regret later.
Feeling angry, sad, or stressed out is a common experience, but sometimes we can feel like these emotions are running our lives. Emotional regulation training helps bring freedom from the feeling of being at the mercy of our strongest feelings.
Sometimes we don’t ask for what we want or need because we are certain we’re going to be turned down. Or sometimes we ask for what we need in ways that might hurt or upset others. Interpersonal effectiveness training gives us the skills to ask for what we need in healthy ways.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DBT GROUPS
who does dbt help?
DBT Skills groups are particularly helpful for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress and/or anger management, eating disorders, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, and PTSD.
Currently our groups are for those who are 19 years of age or older. Our groups are not separated by gender; everyone is welcome.
which workbook will we be using?
We use The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook, Second Edition, by McKay, Wood, and Brantley. Please come prepared to your first group session with the Second Edition workbook in hand.
Please note: Only the Second Edition will be used and it heavily differs from the First Edition.
What if I've done a dbt group before?
If you would like to brush up on the skills you learned in a past group, we’d love to have you join us. Every group is unique because it’s made up of different people with different experiences. Perhaps you will get even more out of this group because of the growth you’ve experienced. And your experience may be helpful to others going through it for the first time.
what is the cost for group therapy?
If paid monthly the cost is $30/session. If you pay for each session at the time of the session, the cost is $40/session.
what if I can't make it to all the meetings?
The success of a group truly depends on the participation of its members. It’s really important to have you attend all the meetings as much as possible!
For the group to develop trust, everyone needs to be committed to the success and growth of the whole group. And we’d love to have you be a part of that success.
Am I required to see a counselor at Cornerstone in order to attend?
No. This is a stand-alone group that can be done with or without additional one-on-one counseling.