DBT Skills Group for Adolescents
Groups Beginning September 6th
Middle School - Thursdays 6:00-7:15pm
High School - Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm
McLean Professional Park 1483 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 301 McLean, VA 22101

This 14-week group is for adolescents in middle or high school who need and/or want to learn effective skills to assist them in the areas of stress management, interpersonal relationships, emotional stability, impulse control, healthy decision-making, and positive coping.

What is DBT? What is a Skills Group? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported form of treatment in which participants learn new skills and strategies to better manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Techniques learned in this group are centered upon four concepts: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

How is it Helpful? Participants who effectively employ the skills learned through DBT report increased happiness, greater self-confidence, improvement in personal relationships, and a sense of inner calm. These skills and techniques can be applied to many situations and experiences throughout one’s lifetime.

Where are the Sessions Held? Group sessions take place at McLean Psychotherapy Practices located at 1483 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 301, McLean, VA 22101. Day of the week and times are listed above.

I’m Interested. What’s the Next Step? The DBT skills group is a 14-week program that is broken into four modules of study. The concepts in each module complement and enhance the concepts and skills in other modules. It is ideal to take all four modules when possible. A pre-group screening/intake is required to assess for group readiness, appropriate fit, and start date.

To Schedule an Intake or Ask Additional Questions Please call Nicole McGarry at 202.641.8429 or e-mail Cate Riihimaki at cateriihimaki@gmail.com.