DBT Skills Classes

We offer our DBT skills classes for a range of age groups and areas of focus. The DBT skills are divided into three different 8 week modules (distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness) where the first two weeks of each module focus solely on mindfulness skills. The class modules are offered one at a time and are conducted in a lecture-based format. DBT skills classes are psycho-educational and not process-oriented.


  • All current and upcoming 8 week DBT modules will be held via Zoom (an online digital group format). 
  • Due to telehealth and licensure laws, all skills class participants must reside in the state of Georgia.
  • Participants will be provided with a PDF version of materials and link to the class meeting via Zoom following completion of registration and payment.
Distress Tolerance Module (Registration Open)
Week of 9/20/2021 - Week of 11/8/2021
  • Increase tolerance of painful or distressing situations in more effective ways.
  • Navigate situational and emotional crises without making the situation worse (More information)
Emotion Regulation Module
Week of 3/8/21 - Week 4/26/21
  • Better understand the emotions you experience
  • Reduce emotional vulnerability
  • Decrease emotional suffering (More information)
Interpersonal Effectiveness Module
Week of 5/10/21 - Week of 6/28/21
  • Taking care of relationships
  • Balancing your needs with the demands and needs of others
  • Building/developing mastery of self and self-respect (More information)
    Class Times
    Younger Adolescent (12-14yo) 8 Week Class
    Tuesdays 6-8 pm
    Older Adolescent (15-18yo) 8 Week Class
    Tuesdays 6-8 pm
    Adult (18yo+) 8 Week Class
    Wednesdays 6-8pm, Fridays 10am-12pm
    Family 8 Week Class
    Tuesdays 6-8 pm
    *Family skills classes are geared toward helping family members (parents, partners, caregivers) to learn DBT skills and principles both for themselves and in their interactions with loved ones. People who attend this class often have a family member participating in DBT therapy but this is not a requirement.
    (8) 2hrs virtual skills groups | 1x per week
    $680 per module | $760 per module for participants with outside therapists
      Policies and Requirements
      • All Participants are required to be under the care of a mental health clinician over the duration of class who they visit at least every two weeks. 
      • Participants with outside therapists are required to complete and return outside therapist paperwork prior to the start of class. Participants with outside therapists cannot attend class without completion of outside therapist paperwork.  
      • A case management fee ($80) is included for class tuition for participants with outside therapists. This is due to the weekly communication and dialogue between the class instructor and outside therapist. 
      • Registration and payment for class is required prior to the beginning of the module. You can learn more about the class rates on the Cost and Payment FAQs page