Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups for adults

Dr. Perepletchikova offers intensive 6-month DBT skills groups for adult individuals affected by high emotional sensitivity and difficulties. Individuals will meet once per week online with other participants for group DBT skill sessions, in addition to meeting with their primary DBT practitioner in accordance with their pre-existing treatment plan. If you are interested in enrolling in a DBT skills group, contact us so that we can notify you when group sessions are open for enrollment.

Group DBT sessions focus on teaching the following coping skillsets:

Core Mindfulness

Living life with full awareness of the present moment, on purpose, and without judging.

Distress Tolerance

Learning how to get through difficult moments without making them worse.

Emotion Regulation

Techniques to regulate emotions and decrease physiological and emotional vulnerabilities.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Social skills to increase chances of getting what you want and getting along.

Finding the Middle Path

Learning how to live a balanced life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) are evidence-based treatments designed to help reduce suicidal behaviors and ideation, non-suicidal self injury, and symptoms often associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since it’s initial development, it has been proven as a highly effective therapy for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and PTSD. DBT and DBT-C help both adults and children build integral coping skills and techniques for managing emotional dysregualtion, impulsivity, and negative thought patterns, so that they can live a happier, healthier life. 

Dr. Perepletchikova’s DBT skills groups and workshops are intended to deepen and support work already being done with a primary DBT practitioner, and are not intended to function as your child’s primary therapist or treatment plan. An individual DBT therapist is required to participate in the group DBT sessions.

Commitment to first round of 6 months training (28 weeks) is required, while commitment to the second round is recommended. Each group session lasts 90 minutes (15 min of mindfulness practice and homework review, 60 min of didactic instruction and 15 min of role-plays, practices, discussion and Q&A).  All sessions are delivered virtually, through zoom. Clients are asked to obtain DBT Skills Training Manual and DBT Skills training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha Linehan. DBT skills groups are available for residents of NYS and CT.

Registration is open for 2024!

DBT and DBT-C workshops for parents and therapists are currently open for enrollment for 2024.