DBT Skills Group


DBT Skills Group Schedule:

All groups meet online through a secure video platform. Groups are open to all current California residents.

Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  New module starts 8/12/24

Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. New module starts 7/16/24

Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  New module starts 9/4/24

If you struggle with any of the following, a DBT skills group can help:

  • feeling like your emotions get out of control
  • frequent ups and downs in your personal relationships
  • depression and/or anxiety
  • problems with conflict, especially in your closest relationships
  • compulsive or addictive behavior
  • self-harm
  • thoughts of ending your life

DBT skills group isn’t a typical therapy group, it’s more like a class where you learn concrete skills to make your life better right away.  You’ll learn skills to help you manage your emotions, have better relationships and stop addictive or compulsive behaviors.

DBT Skills Group teaches:

  • Mindfulness: how to be present in each moment, rather than ruminating about the past or worrying about the future
  • Emotion Regulation: how to deal with your emotions so you feel more in control, rather than feeling like your emotions control you
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to deal with conflict effectively and how to assert your needs while maintaining relationships and your self-respect
  • Distress Tolerance: how to get through hard times without engaging in behavior that makes you feel better in the short-term, but worse in the long run

How to join the DBT Skills Group:

If you would like to join the group, please call to schedule an individual intake appointment.

  • Skills group members must be in weekly individual therapy in order to participate in the group and an initial 26-week commitment to the group is required.
  • We strongly encourage group members to repeat all the modules twice which takes approximately 14 months to complete.
  • We do not allow group members to drop in and do one module at a time. The skills work in conjunction with each other and are most effective when learned in their entirety.

The fee for the individual intake appointment is $225. The fee for each skills group meeting is $110, payable in advance per module.

The Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness modules are 9 weeks long. The Distress Tolerance module is 8 weeks long. Each module includes 2 weeks of Mindfulness.

If you are in the DBT Skills Group and Individual DBT with us, you will have access to telephone coaching between sessions to help you apply the skills in your daily life.

Read What Happens in a DBT Group to learn more about the skills group.

Ready to join our online San Francisco DBT skills group? Contact us to get started.