DBT Skills Training & Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Learning Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) coping skills will empower you with tools and resources to help you:
• Reduce Overwhelming Emotions
• Manage stress
• Build Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
• Improve Your Relationships
• Set boundaries
• Effectively Respond to Conflict & Crises
• and, Enjoy Your Life!

What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, abbreviated DBT, is an evidence-based treatment model proven to be effective in strengthening one's ability to manage distress without losing control or reacting destructively. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan (1993), DBT helps you build valuable coping skills in four important areas: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness.

Who is DBT Group for?
Any individual looking to improve their coping ability and/or reduce distress can greatly benefit from learning and practicing DBT skills. DBT has proven to be an effective treatment for a range of issues and disorders including depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder.

I'm not ready for DBT Group, can I receive DBT services individually?

Yes, DBT skills training is optimal in a group setting, however, at California Coastal Counseling we understand group may not be the most effective first step for everyone. To inquire about individual DBT skills training or DBT therapy services, please call 805.804.5608 or email Danah Williams, LMFT at dwilliams@calcoastalcounseling.com.

When does DBT Group meet?

DBT group meets for 1.5 - 2 hours once per week, for 8 consecutive weeks. During that time, group participants will learn skills in all four areas of DBT: Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. The group is limited to 7 participants.  

Where does DBT Group meet?

The Fithian Building (Downtown Santa Barbara), 629 State Street, Suite 214, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

How do I sign-up?

For more information or to register call (805) 804-5608.  

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