Facilitator Jasminka Rainey, ASW (80212) has specialized training and experience in DBT, particularly for individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. Since DBT is exclusively a skills training program, we’re able to accommodate both teens and adults. We strongly encourage at least one parent/caregiver to regularly attend group with teens.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage intense and/or painful emotions, solve problems more effectively, and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas:
Mindfulness focuses on improving the ability to accept and be present in the current moment.
Distress Tolerance is geared toward increasing tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it.
Emotion Regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems.
Interpersonal Effectiveness consists of techniques that improve communication with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.