DBT Life Support

OCTOBER 2017 Adult and TEEN Groups Starting! See dates below.


"Why is DBT so popular?"

Simple... it works and it works well.

Your doctor may have directed you to DBT because Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that research has shown

is effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. 


"What skills will I learn in DBT?"

DBT includes four sets of behavioral skills:

the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment

Distress Tolerance
how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it

Interpersonal Effectiveness
how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others

Emotion Regulation
how to change emotions that you want to change

There is increasing evidence that DBT skills training alone is a promising intervention for a wide variety of both clinical and nonclinical populations and across settings.
Excerpted from http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm


"How It Will Help Me?"

We will teach you concrete skills

and tools to manage difficult emotions arising from Depression, Anxiety, relationship conflicts, stress and other life challenges. 

You will gain insight into how to set boundaries, take care of yourself and maintain hope even through difficult feelings and relationships.


"How is this faster than traditional DBT?"

King Health Associates provides the essential Skills Training component of DBT:

DBT skills training group

This component is focused on enhancing clients' capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns homework for clients to practice using the skills in their everyday lives. Groups meet on a twice weekly basis for approximately 1.5 hours and it takes 24 weeks to get through the full skills curriculum, which is often repeated to create a 1-year program. Briefer schedules that teach only a subset of the skills have also been developed for particular populations and settings.
This briefer model is the model that King Health follows.

Excerpted from http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm


"Where is the DBT workshop located?"

King Health Associates

21 Bellwether Way, Suite 107

Bellingham, WA 98225



"When are the DBT workshops?"

ADULT DBT Workshop dates:

9 weeks October 24- Dec 21

(No class Thanksgiving)

Tuesday/Thursday 5:15pm - 6:30pm
$680  ($40 per group session)

Payable in 3 payments if needed of $226 October 24/ $226 Nov 21/ $228 Dec 19


TEEN DBT Workshop dates (minimum age 14):

Wed October 25- Wed Dec 20

Monday/Wednesday 6:15pm - 7:15pm

 $630  ($35 per group session)

Payable in 3 payments if needed of $210 October 16/ $210 Nov 13/ $210 Dec 11


DBT groups are not eligible for reimbursement by insurance.

Because of the powerful techniques you will be practicing and learning, you must agree to attend every class.

(Because of the Holidays, we understand if you must miss a class, but no refunds will be given for missed classes.)



"How Do I Register For My Classes?"

Contact our office at office@kinghealthassoc.com or 360-329-2055 for more information. 

We will then connect you with the group leader for a conversation regarding the content of the group to see if it is a good fit.

**Please note that you must be seen consistently by your individual therapist while involved in this class. It is meant to compliment your deeper work in therapy.
You will need to sign a release so that our DBT instructor may communicate with your therapist if needed.


  call 360-329-2055  text 360-329-2055