The young adult DBT skills groups are for individuals between the ages of 18-23 diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder traits. Clients in skills group are required to see a DBT individual therapist. Skills group is similar to taking a class. Clients learn and practice skills from four different modules:
Focuses on quality of attention and awareness.
Focuses on getting through a time of distress/crisis without doing anything to make the situation worse.
Focuses on initiating/maintaining/repairing relationships, effectively making requests, setting boundaries and increasing/maintaining self-respect.
Focuses on decreasing emotional sensitivity/intensity, preventing unwanted emotions from starting and stopping or reducing unwanted emotions once they start.
There are two young adult skills groups that meet once a week on Mondays from 5:00-7:30pm or Wednesdays from 12-2:30pm. A third group will be added on Thursday afternoons, 12-2:30pm starting on Sept. 12th, 2013. Referrals are now being accepted. Clients are generally asked to commit to one year of skills group.
An intake assessment will be completed with each individual interested in receiving DBT services.
Most types of insurance are accepted, as is private pay. Please contact your insurance company to determine your level of coverage.
For more information, to make a referral, or to schedule an intake, please contact MCP at 651-644-4100.