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.