Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

At times we find that our lives feel out of control or like we aren’t getting our needs met.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides four categories of skills to attend to our needs more effectively: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance.  DBT skills groups are offered to help participants gain control over their lives by changing how they handle themselves in difficult situations and relationships.  By learning skills that adjust our behavior for the better, we give ourselves the best chance to meet our needs.  

DBT Skills Group Offerings: 

Purposeful Living: Using skills to improve behavior and relationships

  • These groups are kept small, under 10 members to a group, to facilitate skills training and interpersonal dialogue. Clients are assigned to a skills group at the time of intake. Dr. LaBarge currently offers these groups on Tuesdays from 5:30- 7 pm or Wednesdays from 4:30- 6 pm .

  • Contact Dr. LaBarge via The ITM Group at (352) 379-2829 to schedule a group screen appointment

  • Printable DBT group pamphlet: Purposeful Living

Out with the Old, In with the New: Improving skills, increasing choice

  • This group was developed for adolescents and is not currently in session

  • If you have questions or interest regarding this group, please contact Dr. LaBarge via the ITM Group at (352) 379-2829

  • Printable DBT group handout: Out with the Old, In with the New