Friends and Family DBT is a 10 week psycho-education/support group for families that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of family members (spouses, partners, adult children, parents, siblings and friends) who have a relative or loved one who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or symptoms of the disorder. The group educates family members about Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), teaches coping skills based on DBT, identifies ways to improve family communication, and helps family members to reinforce behaviors their loved one is learning in DBT. The group teaches mindfulness, validation, radical acceptance and effective family communication. It provides a safe place to teach and practice new coping skills and have open discussions about concerns and issues.
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.
The Friends and Family DBT Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm and is for friends and family members ages 18 and up. If you are interested in attending this group contact Jennifer Barnett, L.M.F.T. at 651-644-4100 ex 35.