- Honey Dahari, LMFT, MBA
What to Expect in Group DBT Therapy
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a form of therapy that is primarily used to treat individuals with conditions that bring intense emotions that are hard to control.
In group DBT therapy, you will participate in group sessions led by a trained therapist. These sessions typically last between 45 minutes and 2 hours, and are held at least weekly. The group format allows individuals to share their experiences and support each other in learning and practicing DBT skills.
During group DBT therapy, you will learn and practice various skills related to emotional regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. These skills are taught through a combination of teaching similar to a classroom, role-playing and practice within the group, and homework assignments.
The therapist will also provide feedback, guidance and support for you and the other group members as they work on building and using these new skills to help them reach their goals.
It's important to note that DBT is a complex treatment that requires commitment and consistency, and it may take several weeks or months before you start seeing results. But the time and effort are worthwhile!
Want to learn more? Schedule a 15 minute consultation to discuss your goals and see if DBT treatment can help you.