DBT Life Support

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 You

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.

What are the components of DBT?

King Therapy provides two of the essential components 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 is the DBT workshop? 

Workshop dates: 10 weeks July18- Sep 21

Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
$700 ($35 a group)

Payable in 3 payments of $233 July 18/ $233 Aug 15/ $234 Sep 19. 

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 it is Summer, we understand if you must miss a class, but you will still be charged the full class fee to reserve your spot!)


How To Register and Pay

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 by your individual therapist while involved in this class. It is meant to compliment your deeper work in therapy.

***This is a group for adults only.

What To Do Next

Call or email to express your intention to make change in your life by taking this workshop.

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