Explore What’s Next is now recruiting new participants for virtual Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups!

In the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, a lot of people are struggling with increased isolation from their loved ones and friends.  Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are on the rise, and we need connection with others now more than ever.  We are now offering our DBT Skills Group online using telehealth therapy.  

Telehealth therapy is very easy to use.  Group members can access the virtual group from their computer, tablet, or cell phone.  Using a confidential, password-protected Zoom Video session, group participants will just need to click on the link that is emailed to them before each group session.

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What are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills?

DBT stands for dialectical behavioral therapy.  The word “dialectical” means to simultaneously practice and balance two ideas that seem contradictory; in DBT that is finding the balance between acceptance and change.  The therapy is used to help people practice acceptance and work toward positive changes in life by teaching skills to help with managing difficult emotions, improving communication and boundaries in relationships, and practicing mindfulness.  

DBT skills can help with anger issues, building more positive relationships with others, and practicing self-compassion.  This group might be right for you if you struggle with comparing yourself to others, frequent arguments in relationships that never seem to be resolved, feeling lost or isolated, or if you have difficulty achieving goals surrounding your mental health. 

Who can sign up for DBT Groups?

(DBT) Groups are available for teens, adult women, and adult men.  People who are struggling with mental health issues or relationship issues may benefit from this group.  Individuals can sign up by contacting Christine Frank, LMSW (christine@explorewhatsnext.com, 716-430-4611) to schedule a complimentary group consultation.  This group consultation is a 20-30 minute meeting to talk and make sure the group is a good fit for you!

What activities do groups consist of?

Groups involve teaching and practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills, processing personal experiences with others for support, and making weekly goals to help you stay on track in working to improve your mental health and relationships!  The session is confidential and password protected.  In signing up for the group, members are agreeing to respect the confidentiality of all group members.  

What is the cost of group and the length of groups?

You initially will sign up for six group sessions, which costs $120 for the package.  Groups run for six weeks.  Groups run time is an hour and fifteen minutes.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group Start Dates:

Adult Women’s DBT Groups:

5/26/20 (Tuesdays at 7pm-8:15pm)

6/4/20 (Thursdays at 6:30pm-7:45pm)

Teen Group for girls (ages 13-16 years old):

6/6/20 (Saturdays at 3pm-4:15pm)

Adult Men’s Group:

7/14/20 (Tuesdays at 7pm-8:15pm)

Christine Frank, LMSW

Christine Frank

Christine is easy-going, friendly, empathetic, non-judgmental. She’s funny and real in a down to earth way. She loves working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults to help them move through those difficult life transitions where a person can feel lost.

Christine understands what it’s like when you’re trying your hardest and an invisible hand is holding you back. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, or stupid, or unworthy of good things—it just means you could use some help. It helps to connect with someone who knows that your stories are worth listening to. Christine will hear your story. She’s a great listener.

716.430.4611  |  christine@explorewhatsnext.com

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