We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community. - Dorothy Day
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group
Wednesdays-6-8:30pm beginning October 23, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is an evidence-based therapy designed to help people manage intense emotions, impulsive behaviors and difficult relationships. It was originally developed to help individuals who were suicidal or self-injured, but since then we have learned that DBT skills can help people with a lot of different problems, including those with addiction, eating disorders and emotional dysregulation. DBT skills are practical strategies to help people settle down, communicate more effectively, tolerate distress or discomfort, and better manage their emotions.
What is the class format?
We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm at our Greenwood office. The group has two leaders, and will involve a combination of group instruction, homework and class interaction. This class is for adults. There are break and snack times built in. This is a 6 month class and new members are welcome to join every 6 weeks or so. All members are required to schedule an evaluation session prior to their first meeting and to be in individual therapy with a DBT therapist. There is no cost for the initial evaluation.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $30 per session. There is a sliding fee scale available to those who meet income requirements. We are also in network with Anthem BC/BS and CareSource (through the marketplace.) We are not in network with any Medicare or Medicaid policies at this time. There is no charge for the pre-screening evaluation session.
What if I am interested but not available on Wednesday evenings?
There are other options -- we will begin a daytime group as soon as there is enough interest. Additionally, we do provide individual instruction. If you are not available on Wednesdays, contact us at 317-743-8202 and we will do our best to accommodate your individual needs.
I am ready to register - what do I need to do?
Give us a call at 317-743-8202 or email to let us know. We will contact you to schedule your initial evaluation. Participants are required to be in individual therapy with a DBT therapist. If you do not have one, we are happy to provide referrals.