Group therapy or group counseling is a shared experience with others who are working through similar issues. It provides an opportunity for you to share your healing journey and experiences with others, while practicing new relationship and emotional skills in a supportive and contained environment. Through group therapy, clients receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints. Group therapy, like individual therapy, is a powerful vehicle for growth and change, and can help you gain support, increase your self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Groups
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a practical, structured, and evidence-based group therapy program proven to bring about significant change in people’s lives. It was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, and is currently an accepted and highly effective treatment for a range of issues and diagnoses, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Substance use
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self injurious behaviors
- Chronic suicidal thoughts
- Multiple suicide attempts
- Difficulty regulating emotions (including chronic moodiness or extreme reactivity and sensitivity to environmental triggers)
- Chaotic relationships (with peers and adults)
- Sense of emptiness and confusion about self, emotions, and behaviors of others
- Borderline Personality Disorder as well as some other personality disorders
Through individual and/or group DBT counseling services, participants learn to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors; regulate their emotions and become more resilient; manage distress and increase impulse control; improve relationships and self-respect; and balance acceptance and change.
Contact me today at (716) 508-7393 for a free initial phone consultation.