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Family Matters

Group Therapy


A Therapy Group for Family and Friends of Someone Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder

As part of our DBT Program, this is a, two-part, 6 weeks each , adults only, group that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD (or someone with intense emotions). The group is offered in two parts, Part I is 6 weeks and Part II is 6 weeks. Family Matters is a group that primarily focuses on issues that are specific to BPD, but may also be appropriate for those who love someone who has intense emotions and struggles managing those emotions and returning to baseline feelings.

You do not have to be a part of our DBT Program to attend Family Matters.

The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD) has a similar program in which Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman developed the course based on their research and expertise in counseling people with BPD and their families. Survey data from their previous family led groups show that after completing the course, family members experience decreased feelings of depression, burden, and grief, and more feelings of empowerment.


What you can expect from the Family Matters Group:

  • To receive education and research about BPD
  • To be learn Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
  • To learn problem management skills and setting boundaries
  • Share and hear family perspectives and experiences
  • Parents, spouses, adult siblings, and other adult friends and family of someone with BPD to receive support
  • To learn skills that will encourage your own emotional wellbeing



Dates:  Tuesdays
(entire program is 12 weeks, members can join at anytime as this is an ongoing group)
Part I will meet for 6 weeks and then Part II will meet for 6 weeks, then Part I will start again and so forth.

Times:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Facilitator:  Ashley Strang, MA, LLP

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