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  • Accelerated DBT Program

    Looking for comprehensive DBT but have limited time? Our eight-week accelerated program might be the right fit for you!

    Groups meet three times per week at the below listed days and times:

    • Monday 12-1pm
    • Tuesday 12-1pm
    • Thursday 12-1pm

    Clients will be assigned an individual DBT therapist at The Refinery for once weekly sessions while enrolled in the program.

    WHY DBT? 

    If you’re ready for change and past attempts at therapy have failed, our Accelerated DBT Program may be right for you! DBT delivers a practical set of skills that you will learn weekly in individual and group therapy. These skills can help you learn to manage intense emotions, reduce impulsive and unhelpful behavior, live in the present moment without judgment, improve relationships, and create a life worth living with joy and peace.


    Mindfulness: take charge of your mind and thoughts, rather than your thoughts/ impulses taking charge of you

    Distress Tolerance: cope safely/ effectively with emotional crisis

    Interpersonal Effectiveness: keep and strengthen important relationships while protecting your own sense of self-respect

    Emotion Regulation: change and prevent painful emotions that lead to crisis, as well as understand the natural purpose/ usefulness of emotions


    Accelerated DBT is a “crash course” in DBT for those who want to quickly learn and apply the skills necessary to create a life worth living. Our eight-week program will not only introduce you to the core DBT skills in group, but you will also be matched with an individual DBT therapist to help you apply the skills you are learning and make meaningful change. Participants will attend one individual therapy session and three one-hour groups per week.