The DBT Connection

The AZ Network of DBT Therapists and Groups

What do we offer as DBT Providers

The DBT Program

 

Adult males and females, who are experiencing intense emotions and stress and are looking for tools to help improve their life, are welcome to join this DBT program.

 

We provide group and individual therapy. Most effective results will come from a combination of both weekly group and individual therapy. Other treatment options are available. 

Group consists of a 16-week course that is outlined in Marsha Linehan's 2nd edittion of DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets. This course will review the 4 DBT skill modules: mindfulness, relationship improvement, emotion regulation, and crisis management.

Group takes place every Thursday night from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$40 per group 

*Due to our scope of practice and specialization, we are unable to provide services if there is an open CPS case​



Individual therapy can also be scheduled online with one of our DBT therapists.
 

 

Therapy can start anywhere within the 16-week program. There are a few requirements before jumping into group. These will help keep everyone on the same page to make sure when you come you will be able have a basic understanding of DBT and Mindfulness. If at anytime you would like to start individual therapy with one of our counselors or would like a referral to another DBT counselor we would be happy to help you in that process.

 

Please read/watch the following before coming. 

 

1. Read DBT Therapy Basics

2. Watch "What the Heck is DBT".

3. Agree to follow these guidelines. 

 

A Session Overview

6:20pm – Available to process payment, answer questions, and hand out group materials.

6:30pm to 6:45pm – Mindfulness exercise

6:45pm to 7:00pm – Homework Review

7:00pm to 7:50pm – New Skills Material

7:50pm to 8:00pm – Wind down Exercise Group Guidelines

 

Please arrive 10 minutes early to take care of fees for the group. What is said in group stays in group. You may wish to discuss your own experiences in group with others, but the names of other group members and their experiences must be safely guarded.

 

Confidentiality may be broken only under the  following situations:

1. Danger to oneself or to others. 

2. Abuse of a minor or an elderly person.

3. Subpoena from a Judge. 

 

In either of these events, it will be the facilitators, not the group members, who break confidentiality to report the situation. Respect for other group members includes their boundaries, personal space, where each individual is at with their mental health, and other areas as indicated for each group. Stay positive when providing feedback to other group members.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this group is to provide clients with the life enhancement skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The group introduces mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. This is a psycho-educational group that utilizes skill development, weekly homework and self monitoring cards to assist clients in improving ability to cope with relationships and stress.

 

Outcome

Through attending group sessions, clients will learn emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skill development, which will enhance client’s lives and improve their ability to manage and cope with day-to-day expectations and stress.