Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group

WHEN: Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - July 10, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
WHERE: HealthyMinds LLC, 2909 Landmark Place, Suite 210, Madison WI

We are offering an eight-week closed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group every Wednesday evening for eight weeks. All participants will receive a workbook to keep when the group ends.

If you'd like to sign up for this group, please complete the New Client Appointment Form (and indicate in one of the comment fields which group you are interested in attending).  The group leader will reach out to potential group members to discuss admission into the group.

Admission Criteria:

  • No paranoia symptoms.
  • No suicide attempt in the 30 days leading up to the group start date.
  • No eating disorder or substance use disorder as a primary diagnosis.
  • 18 years or older.

Dialectics is when two or more different emotions, thoughts or behaviors are true at the same time. For example, feeling angry with someone you care about; wanting change and not wanting change; feeling excited and scared. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a strategy driven therapy that is organized around four modules:

  • Mindfulness - learning to let go, accept and live in the moment.
  • Distress Tolerance - finding ways to cope with stress effectively.
  • Emotional Regulation - naming, changing and managing emotions.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness - improving relationships with self and others.


Additional Information

This group is led by Wendy Abel, a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been in the field providing behavioral health services for nearly 30 years and DBT Group Therapy for the last the last 15 years.

DBT is not a process group. While we may get to know one another, make positive connections, feel supported and have a sense of belonging - we are focused on ways to make our lives more meaningful through the learning and implementation of new skills.

DBT is a wonderful, evidence based and meaningful way to learn techniques to gain the strength to move forward in recovery.