Family Counseling Logan, Mental Health Therapy, Individuals, Couples, Teens, Kids, Children

Kids, Teens,
Individuals, Families

Family Counseling of Logan

Therapists specializing in Adult, Child, and Family Therapy

1034 RSI Dr. Unit 120 Office 3 Logan UT 84321
Phone: 435-363-7084

Partnered with Cache Sports Therapy,
Zach Van Leeuwen – Therapist, MFTI
Direct: 435-227-5675


What is DBT Group Therapy and who may benefit from it:

Dialectical Behavior Group Therapy (DBT Group Therapy) is a specific form of group therapy based on the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. DBT Group Therapy incorporates the core components of DBT, such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness, into a group setting.

1. Structure: DBT Group Therapy typically involves a structured program led by a trained therapist or facilitator. The group meets regularly, usually once a week, for a set duration, often spanning several months. Each session focuses on specific skills and topics related to emotional regulation, interpersonal communication, and coping strategies.

2. Group Dynamics: Group members interact and learn from one another in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. The group setting provides opportunities for individuals to practice and generalize the skills they learn to real-life situations.

3. Skill Development: The primary goal of DBT Group Therapy is to teach participants practical skills for managing emotions, reducing self-destructive behaviors, and improving relationships. Skills are often taught through structured lessons and homework assignments.

4. Mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques are a fundamental component of DBT Group Therapy. Group members learn to cultivate mindfulness, which involves being fully present in the moment, observing thoughts and emotions without judgment, and practicing acceptance of one’s experiences.

5. Emotion Regulation: The group helps individuals learn strategies to identify, understand, and regulate their emotions more effectively. This can be particularly beneficial for those who struggle with intense emotions or mood disorders.

6. Distress Tolerance: DBT Group Therapy teaches skills to manage crises and navigate situations that might otherwise lead to impulsive or self-destructive behaviors. These skills are especially valuable for individuals with self-harming tendencies or suicidal thoughts.

7. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Participants learn assertiveness, communication, and conflict resolution skills to improve their relationships and interact more effectively with others.

Who May Benefit from DBT Group Therapy:

DBT Group Therapy is typically recommended for individuals who exhibit patterns of emotional dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors, and interpersonal difficulties. It can be particularly beneficial for people who have been diagnosed with conditions such as:

  1. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): DBT, including group therapy, is considered the gold standard treatment for individuals with BPD.

  2. Mood Disorders: Individuals with mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, may benefit from learning emotion regulation skills.

  3. Anxiety Disorders: Those with anxiety disorders can find DBT Group Therapy helpful for managing anxiety and stress.

  4. Substance Use Disorders: DBT skills can be valuable for individuals recovering from addiction to manage cravings, triggers, and emotions.

  5. Eating Disorders: DBT can complement the treatment of eating disorders by addressing emotional and impulsive aspects.

  6. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Some components of DBT, such as distress tolerance and emotion regulation, may be useful for individuals with PTSD.

  7. Self-Harming or Suicidal Behaviors: DBT Group Therapy has a strong track record in reducing self-destructive behaviors and suicidal thoughts.