Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Groups

Are intense emotions keeping you or your child from making and maintaining healthy relationships? 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy that teaches new skills and strategies to build lives that feel worth living.

Benefits include better emotional awareness and control, healthier relationships, and the ability to find joy in life even under difficult circumstances.

Our virtual DBT Therapy Groups for Parents/Caregivers, Children, Youth aged 8-15 and Youth aged 16-24 are each led by a trained DBT therapist.

Participants learn:

  • Mindfulness strategies to better understand their emotions, triggers, what gets in the way of effective coping and how to better express what they are experiencing in words
  • Emotion Regulation Strategies to better understand emotions and their purpose, the impact of emotional urges that have negative consequences, and reduce vulnerability to emotions and increase positive emotions
  • Distress Tolerance Strategies to self-distract until calm enough to deal with the situation or emotion, to self-soothe and use their senses to feel more at peace, to improve the moment despite pain or difficulty, and establish coping strategies
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness Strategies to ask for what they want and take steps to get it and work through relationship conflicts and challenges and build greater self-respect

Who should join:

Individuals who struggle with intense emotions and/or making and maintaining relationships; those with parent child relational difficulties; difficulties understanding their emotions and/or where they come from, difficulties understanding their value and sense of self.


Date and Times:

Teen group: Monday, January 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Parent group: Tuesday, January 31 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


$80 per session, for 12 weeks

email kelly@wholeheartmentalhealth.com to learn more