DBT Skills Group


Lasting Serenity Counseling in Washington, IL is excited to offer the community a DBT Skills Group! If you struggle with managing stress, relationship problems, living in the past, worrying about the future, and dealing with difficult emotions, this group is perfect for you! This group will serve as a great and affordable addition to individual counseling, but participants are welcome even if they are not in individual counseling.

Groups will take place at Lasting Serenity Counseling Services in Washington, IL. This group is only $25 per session. We will be using a workbook throughout the group. This workbook will be a resource for you to keep and reference even after the group ends. It is time to invest in yourself and your future by learning skills to improve your emotional wellness and relationships.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a type of therapy that teaches people the mindfulness skills necessary to live in the present vs. focusing on the past or worrying about the future. It also teaches skills to improve relationships, communication skills, emotion regulation, and healthy coping skills. The sessions are grouped into the following 4 topics:

  1. Mindfulness—focusing on the present vs. focusing on the past or worrying about the future.
  2. Distress Tolerance—learning how to tolerate or survive crisis situations without resorting to unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors.
  3. Interpersonal Effectiveness—how to be assertive in a relationship (for example, expressing needs and saying “no”) in a way that is less likely to damage the relationship than other communication styles.
  4. Emotion Regulation—recognizing and coping with challenging emotions (anger, anxiety, etc.) and improving resilience by increasing positive emotional experiences.


DBT was initially used with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder, but these methods are very helpful for anyone regardless of their diagnosis. In fact, people who do not have a diagnosis also benefit from learning these skills!


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this group, please complete the contact form below. You may also contact me at (309)204-9881 or email me at contact@lastingserenitycs.com.


24363 Spring Creek Road
Washington, IL 61571

(309) 204-9881

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