DBT-Informed Skills Group


DBT-Informed Skills Group


The goal of DBT is to learn how to change behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that contribute to distressing problems in your life in order to increase effective behavioral responses and create a more balanced life. The DBT-Informed Skills Group can benefit people who: engage in impulsive and ineffective behaviors; experience intense, fast, changing emotional states; have difficulty managing their private thoughts; and/or have tumultuous interpersonal relationships. Participants learn skills to enhance their capacity to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life, tolerate painful emotional states and intrusive/self-defeating thoughts, and build and maintain healthy relationships with themselves and others. The group teaches skills of Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Clients will take part in a classroom style group, and engage in experiential mindfulness activities that allow them to contact the present moment more fully, practice self-compassion and see multiple perspectives without defense.

This DBT-Informed Skills Group is open to all genders 18+ who are motivated to work on tolerating painful emotions, decreasing ineffective behavioral responses, and enhancing their relationships. The DBT-Informed Skills Group can enhance a client's individual work or serve as a stand alone skills group.  Clients will be asked to participate in a one time intake assessment and DBT orientation with the group facilitator prior to joining the group to determine goodness of fit.

What is DBT? 

Based on of Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model, DBT helps people to learn how to reduce challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviors that contribute to distressing problems, and to create a meaningful life by following values and commitments in your life in order to increase effective behavioral responses and create a more balanced life.   The term "dialect" means bringing two seemingly opposing truths together as one - synthesizing acceptance and change will allow for greater balance than either one standing alone. Extensive research has shown DBT to be effective for a variety of psychological disorders including but not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, OCD, self-harm, chronic difficulties in relationships, substance use, trauma, and anger. 

Date/Time: Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm (new clients must complete an intake before joining group)
Cost: Insurance accepted for group therapy or out of pocket cost $85 

To Enroll: 
Please email ReganM@UptownPsych.com or call (773) 989-2780 x16 

Uptown Psych
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 900,910 & 925

Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-989-2780
Fax: 773-989-2781
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