Are you having a difficult time managing your emotions, maintaining relationships, or identifying your goals in life?
Dialectical behavior therapy is a specialized form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) developed to help people to manage their emotions, tolerate distress, interact more effectively with others, and build a life worth living.
DBT skills group aims to help participants regulate their emotions, improve impulse control, develop coping skills necessary to solving their own problems and achieve desired goals, and navigate relationship conflicts. Group members learn CBT and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage emotions, including anxiety and depression. Participants practice applying those skills to their daily lives in order to better tolerate life events and improve the ability to interact effectively with others.
Four skills training modules are taught: Core mindfulness skills- to control the attention and to experience the present moment more fully. Distress tolerance skills - to tolerate painful and/or stressful events and emotions without making the current situation worse. Emotion regulation skills - to identify and modulate emotions without getting overwhelmed by them. Interpersonal effectiveness skills - to express beliefs and needs, set limits and negotiate solutions to problems while protecting relationships.
Our skills group is intended for participants currently meeting regularly with an individual therapist who could benefit from supplemental emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills training. All participants must complete an intake appointment prior to being admitted to the DBT skills group to assess goodness-of-fit and provide information about the group. Our DBT therapists are experienced and intensively trained through Behavioral Tech.
Anxiety can touch every aspect of our lives - work, academics, family, and social relationships. Our first impulse is to hide our anxiety, to not burden our friends, and just get through our lives. But almost 20% of people in the US struggle with anxiety. There is no reason to feel alone with our worries. With support, we can learn ways to cope and improve our lives.
The Anxiety Support Group is a weekly facilitated support group and informational resource for adults who experience anxiety. Groups provide support around managing the challenges of living with anxiety with an emphasis on managing anxiety symptoms, including racing thoughts, insomnia, difficulties reaching out to others, setting boundaries, improving self-care, and more.
Groups cost $55 per session. Insurance reimbursement may be available.
Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain conditions can be painful, confusing, frustrating, and isolating. The “unknown” nature of chronic pain makes it difficult for loved ones and doctors to fully understand your experience. Join Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, a social worker living with Fibromyalgia, to develop coping skills for pain and connect with a community of people who understand your experience. Although there is increasing research regarding the many impacts of chronic pain, which may include, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep challenges, and headaches, it can be healing to share your experiences with others who are going through the similar challenges.