Men’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is under-diagnosed disorder within the male population; men are more apt to be diagnosed with Anti-Social Personality Disorder. Unfortunately, a BPD diagnosis has been far more common for women than men. The individual and group counseling services I provide help men identify the source of their struggles as well as learn self-awareness and self-acceptance to create a quality life.
This group is effective for adult men who find it difficult to manage emotions, experience intense pain or anger, struggle to maintain relationships, fear rejection and abandonment, self injure, suicidal thoughts, feeling empty and self loathing.
You can benefit from DBT, if:
- You feel rejection, abandonment, or ambivalence
- you have an explosive temperament
- you seek novelty
- you have substance abuse problems
- you have problematic impulse related behaviors
- you have been diagnosed with narcissistic, and/or intermittent explosive disorder
- you find yourself feeling insecure, cannot trust others, and feel jealousy
- you experience anxiety and depression
- you experience self-loathing
- you confuse sex with intimacy
You can expect to learn:
- how to decrease life interfering behaviors
- mindfulness skills
- emotions regulations
- distress tolerance
- interpersonal effectiveness
- how to do chain analysis, and validation skills.
The Men’s DBT Group is 24 weeks. You may join the group at different intervals and stay until you have completed a 24-week period to learn all of the skills. Typically men complete their first set of 24 weeks and stay to really begin to practice and fine tune the skills being taught.
THURSDAYS 7 PM – 8:30pm
NEXT GROUPS BEGIN: December 21 & 28, 2017 and February 22 & March 1, 2018
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Through individual therapy, skills groups and coaching, our DBT program helps participants learn to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors; regulate their emotions and become more resilient; manage distress and increase impulse control; improve relationships and self-respect; and balance acceptance and change.