Minnesota Center for Psychology

  • 651-644-4100

    Midtown Commons Building
    2324 University Ave West
    Suite 120
    St Paul, MN 55114

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DBT Skills Groups for Young Adults

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 currently four young adult skills groups that meet once a week at MCP.  YA Groups are held on Mondays from 5:00-7:30pm, Tuesdays from 12:00-2:30pm and 5:00-7:30pm, and Thursdays from 12-2:30pm.  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 assessment, please contact MCP at 651-644-4100.