Teen DBT Skills


DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is an approach to therapy that helps you learn to cope with difficult emotions. Build skills and learn to use mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation in everyday life. Each of the four skills will be introduced and practiced every three weeks, allowing time to gain familiarity and comfort using the skill.

DAY & TIME: Thursday, 7:15p to 8:15p

LOCATION: South Naperville

LEADER: Shelly Gessler, LPC


Get answers about Teen DBT Skills

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy allows you to have a space with others sharing similar experiences and not feel judged or feel the need to pretend to be someone you’re not. Members work together to help each other process through their individual challenges. Sometimes you can find the exact answers from another person who has gone through something similar.

Group therapy also builds a sense of community. Challenges with mental health can cause us to feel alone and like nobody understands what we are going through, but that’s exactly the opposite. There are others who are experiencing similar things and group therapy is a great way to build yourself up by finding those who have walked in your shoes.

Are there any requirements to join this group?

This group is for high school teens who have an outpatient therapist.

How many people are in the group?

The goal is to keep the group under ten members.

What is the cost?

The group fee is typically covered by insurance. If paying out-of-pocket, the session fee is $70.

How do I enroll?

Call Client Services at 630-428-7890, Ext 320 to schedule an enrollment session. At your consultation with the group leader, you'll learn about the group’s structure, activities, and potential benefits. Potential members will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the group. If you’re a good fit and the group has an opening, you will be enrolled immediately. If the group is full following your session, you will be put on a waitlist and notified when a space opens.