I teach DBT skills to groups with up to 8 members. We will meet weekly for 75 minutes each week. DBT is a cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches new skills and strategies in the areas of:

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment

  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others

  • Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change

While DBT skills are not a specific treatment for PTSD, they can be a great adjunctive treatment. PTSD can often undermine your ability to have or use the skills outlined above in your daily life, and this group provides an opportunity to build up your skillset as you overcome PTSD related symptoms.