Counseling

DBT Treatment

As collaborating professionals, we here at Greater Portland DBT provide all necessary aspects of intensive DBT treatment. This includes DBT-trained clinicians facilitating weekly skills groups for adults and adolescents, weekly individual therapy, and medication management.

Skills Groups

Both the adolescent and adult programs require participants to be signed up for weekly skills classes as well as individual therapy with a therapist on our DBT consultation team. If you are already connected with an individual therapist, you will need to transition to a GPDBT therapist for the duration of the skills group. You may return to your previous therapist after you have completed the program.

Skills groups have ongoing enrollment. You will be put on a wait list if there is no room currently and will be contacted as space becomes available.

Adult Program

 

Greater Portland DBT currently offering an online DBT skills group on Tuesdays from 4:30-6pm.  Each class is 90 minutes long and takes between 26 to 52 weeks to complete.  The skills modules of core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance are all covered during the course.
 

In respect for the fidelity of the model, it is required that participants in the DBT skills class work with a Greater Portland DBT therapist who can provide the individual portion of DBT therapy. Most private insurances are accepted. A $200 refundable deposit is required at the onset of skills training.  This deposit will be returned once the DBT skills training is completed.

Adult Skills Group Schedule

Portland: Tuesdays, 4:30- 6:00pm

*anticipated in person start Sept 2022

Adolescent Program
Ages 13-18

 

Our Adolescent DBT skills group is approximately 25 sessions in length and meet weekly for 1.5 hours. Teens can enter at the beginning of a new module which allows an overlap of various levels of skills amongst the teens in the group. The modules in the group include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Adolescent Skills Group Schedule

Telehealth: Thursdays, 3-4:30pm

*starting October 2022

Individual Therapy
 

As part of your treatment, you will be assigned to an individual therapist specialized in DBT who is a part of our consultation team. Individual therapy with a skilled DBT clinician is important to help you integrate and apply what you are learning in the skills group to your life outside of therapy.

 

For individual therapy, insurance coverage will vary depending on which insurance companies each therapist contracts with. If no therapist takes your insurance, self pay is an available option.

You can learn more about our consultation team of independent therapists here.

We have two practitioners in our collaborative group who are able to manage medications for those who may need this as part of their treatment during the program.
Medication Management