Online Adult DBT Group
Registration open | Starts Sept 12 2021
Announcing a new virtual Adult DBT group (ages 20+) starting September 12th, 2021. DBT is a skills-based approach whose goals are to reduce suffering, improve relationships and increase healthy participation in life. Group members learn to better understand and regulate their emotions, decrease feelings of worry, depression, and shame, reduce conflict and set healthy assertive boundaries, replace ineffective or impulsive behaviors with more effective alternatives, and learn to live in the present moment.
This 24 week class covers Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. The focus of this group is on learning new skills, with the instructor presenting new information each week, participants reviewing the previous week's homework and discussing how they can apply skills in their day to day life, and practicing the skills between sessions.
If you'd like to sign up, please click below to email Vanessa with your phone number and best time to reach you. She'll reach out to conduct a brief screening.
Who can benefit?
This group might be good for you if you think of yourself as being sensitive or have:
- difficulty coping with intense or painful emotions
- a fear of abandonment or rejection
- a pattern of volatile or strained relationships
- persistent low self-worth
- judgmental thoughts about yourself and others
- a tendency to look outside yourself to feel better
- thoughts that you are broken or need to "fix" yourself
- impulsive behaviors and emotional urges that get the better of you
- a history of relationships where you have been treated poorly
- difficulty setting healthy boundaries.
4 Skills Modules
Mindfulness skills help us to be aware of what is happening in the moment. The more we are able to be present the better we are at problem solving, attending to our relationships, and meeting our needs.
Relationships are hard and most of us learned problematic ways of getting our needs met or communicating our feelings, which makes them even harder! Interpersonal effectiveness skills help us learn how to ask for what we need, how to say "no," and how to make repairs when we need to.
Emotions are messengers that are designed to help us engage and respond to our environments effectively. In this module, you'll learn where emotions come from, how they affect the body, and how to gain more mastery over your feelings.
No matter how skillful we are, we will encounter struggles and discomfort. Distress tolerance skills are designed to help us sail through turbulent times without drowning. You'll learn skills for radical acceptance and crisis survival that will help you feel empowered to live more fully, without fear of the next big wave.
Meet Your Teacher
Vanessa Soleil, MEd, LCMHC, NCC (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who works with adults (18+) seeking holistic healing and wellness. Vanessa's goal is to provide a warm, culturally-sensitive, and collaborative environment to support clients on their journey of self-discovery, growth, and wholeness.
With a social justice lens, Vanessa incorporates an understanding that multiple aspects of our identities, communities, and social environments influence our well-being. Vanessa prioritizes safety and authentic connection and believes that therapy can help clients understand the hidden needs in their symptoms, and connect to their innate wisdom.
If you'd like to participate, please click below to send an email to Vanessa that includes your telephone number and best time to reach you. Vanessa will call to do a brief phone screening to assess for fit.