Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups
(DBT on Zoom through 2024 )

 

Serenity is not freedom from the storm,

but peace amidst the storm…

 

Lisa Wessan, LICSW, CLYL, RM

Psychotherapist, Life Coach, DBT Skills Trainer,
Author, Speaker, Consultant

P.O. Box 42
Westford, MA  01886

 

Tel: 978.631.0349

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Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

~ James Arthur Baldwin, American novelist, playwright

Moving beyond binary thinking: what are dialectical and non-dualistical truths?

Four leaf DBT

 

FEES: 

·       $70 per 90-minute group.

·       New students pay $1,205.00 (includes one intake session).

·       Continuing students pay $980.00.

·       Checks or PayPal accepted for payment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

 

·      What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

 

·       What are the DBT Fees and Refund Policy? 

Years ago, I used to collect weekly fees, but then people would come and go “when not in the mood to show up” and there was no commitment. Paying in full motivates participants to have “skin in the game” and the group quickly becomes more cohesive, producing successful results and powerful transformations.

 

·        How long is each module?  We cover all four modules in the course of one year, during three 14-week trimesters, for a total of 42 weeks. (We skip holidays, school breaks and Holy Days.)  Each group session is 90 minutes.

 

·       How many students are in each group?   All DBT groups need a minimum of six participants, and have a maximum of 12 participants.

 

·        Can I read reviews of this program? Yes, here are some REVIEWS from former and current DBT students.  There are also videos with former students.

 

·        What are the five steps to DBT enrollment?

 

·        What is the Open Enrollment Period?  The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) allows participants to join up to four weeks after first group session started.

 

 DBT Spring/Summer Semester

 

[SOLD OUT]

Mindfulness &
Distress Tolerance Skills


DBT SPRING/SUMMER FLYER

DBT Student Reviews

“What is shareable is bearable and what we can name, we can tame!” - Dr. Dan Siegal

Ongoing Adult Evening DBT Group (age 21+)
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Please save these dates in your
2022 calendar:

May 11, 18, 25;
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
July 6, 13, 20, 27;
August 3, 10.

🌟 Make up days:  In addition, please reserve BOTH August 17 and 24, 2022 to allow for possible sick days/energy black outs/no Wi-Fi or other disruptions – for we will just extend the sessions to these dates to make up for the gap if we need it.

DBT provides psychoeducation, not group therapy…

For adults who like to learn and seek to gain mastery in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation skills for peak performance in all areas of their life.

We cover one module per trimester.  It takes one year to complete all three modules, although it is not required to sign up for the year.  You can register for each module separately.

This is a highly structured academic program, with weekly handouts, worksheets and gentle goal setting. 

Between classes, students are willing to commit to 5-10 minutes/day of DBT Skills practice. Students learn to share their feelings in relation to the DBT skills they are practicing. 

This is not group therapy, where one person may talk for 30 minutes.  Everyone gets a chance to speak, and we are mindful of the fair use of the time.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Space is limited, please enroll early!


The Advanced DBT Group
When you have completed the full 3-semester curriculum, you can join the Advanced Group.

You must have completed at least 70% attendance each semester (10 sessions) in order to gain entry to the Advanced Group. Please contact me if you are interested.

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