Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Learn tools and skills to feel empowered and be effective in life! Our DBT Skills Group is for teenagers who would like to develop skills to be in better control of their emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based practice and trauma-informed therapy that focuses on four elements: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

  • Mindfulness is about being in the moment. There is a growing body of research supporting effective healing and growth.

  • Distress tolerance is about learning to tolerate frustrations, and dealing with stress, drama and crises in skillful ways.
  • Emotional regulation is about learning impulse control and thinking before acting. This includes tolerating, managing and coping with emotions, impulses, urges and cravings.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness is about being effective in relationships. This is for balance in relationships, commitment to self and to communicate effectively.

Mondays, 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Kiri Horsey, LPC, of Samaritan Mental Health Family Center
Size: A maximum of eight participants
Cost: Fees are determined by your insurance
Open enrollment: To register, call 541-768-4620

Like most things worth learning, it takes time, energy and commitment.