Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills

DBT SKills

Tired of the up and down emotions? 

Feel like there's always an emotional rollercoaster?

Impulsive decisions causing consequences?

Too much drama in your or your child's life (or yours)? 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills are very effective skills to help people live a life worth living. We have experience in doing DBT skills groups since 2009.  We are one of the leading DBT skills groups providers in the Twin Cities and have 2 facilitators leading each group.  We are creative and experiential in the way we do our groups!  DBT skills can help with difficulty regulating emotions, decrease dangerous behaviors, improve communication, making more wise and effective choices, increase awareness to create behavioral change, tolerating distress, and confidence.  Click here to learn how to use validation.


DBT Goals are accomplished through these four modules:

  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Distress Tolerance


Many of our therapists work collaboratively to facilitate DBT Skills Groups for teenage girls, teenage boys and adult men & women. New members can start throughout the 6-7 months.  You do not have to wait until a new round starts.  We would have new members start on a day that would be comfortable to join in the middle of a group.

Goals of DBT Skills Group:

  • Increase Mindfulness
  • Improve Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Learn Emotion regulation skillsDBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Groups in Rogers and Buffalo MN
  • Increase Distress tolerance abilities
  • Balance of coping with emotions and solutions
  • Processing of internal and external information
  • Balance of feelings and behaviors
  • Attend to current, near future and distant future

Current Groups:

  • Rogers: Adolescent Girls age 13 - 17 Mondays 4:00 - 5:30pm
  • Rogers: Adolescent co-ed ages 5th-9th grade Mondays 10am-11:30am - NEW SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP - Starting June 18th-July 30 
  • Rogers: Evening Group Adult Women - Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00pm
  • Wayzata: Adolescent Girls age 13 - 17 Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30
  • Buffalo: Co-Ed Adolescent age 13-17 Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
  • Rogers: Adult Substance Abuse Recovery Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00pm 
  • Wayzata: Co-Ed Adolescent 13-17 Mondays 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Lino Lakes: Adolescent Girls age 13 - 17 Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00pm 
  • Lino Lakes: Adolescent Co-Ed 13-17 Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm
  • Lino Lakes: Evening Group Adult Women - Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00pm- On Hold 
  • Rogers: Adolescent Girls age 13 - 17 Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00pm
  • Buffalo: Adolescent Girls age 13 - 17 Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30pm
  • Rogers: Adolescent BOYS age 13-17 Thursdays 10:00-11:30am -New Group starting 6/14/18-8/23/18

Who Could Attend:

Adult Women & Men, Adolescent girls age 13-17 and Parents will be invited to attend monthly, Adult women's group does not have parent night.


Mondays 4:00 to 5:30pm - faciliated by Jill and Michelle - Adolescent Girls (Rogers) 

Wednesdays - 4:00 to 5:30pm - faciliated by Michelle & Fawn- Adolescent Girls (Wayzata) 

Tuesdays - 4:30 to 6:00pm - faciliated by Cindy & Jennifer -- Evening Group Adult Women (Rogers)

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm- faciliated by Briana &  Breanna- Adolescent Co-Ed (Buffalo)

Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:00 - faciliated by Cindy - Adult Substance Abuse Recovery (Rogers) 

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm Adolescent Co-Ed - facilitated by Jill & Bekah (Lino Lakes)

Mondays- 4:00 to 5:30pm - faciliated by Emily & Fawn- Adolescent Co-Ed (Wayzata) 

Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am - facilitated by Fawn & Tasha (Rogers) - Adolescent Boys & Girls NEW GROUP 6/14/18 to 8/23/18 

Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 - facilitated by Jill & Michelle (Lino Lakes)

Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00pm - facilitated by Breanna & Gina  Adolescent Girls (Buffalo)

Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00pm - facilitated by  Fawn & Cindy- Adolescent Girls (Rogers) 

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am facilitated by Fawn & Tasha - Adolescent BOYS (Rogers) New Group starting 6/14/18-8/23/18

Summer Social Skills Group:

Mondays 10am-11:30am June 18th-July 30th- facilitated by Cindy & Haley (Rogers)

Parenting DBT Skills Group:

Mondays 6:00 - 7:30pm July 9th - August 13th - Facilitated by Fawn & Emily (Wayzata)



Medical Assistance (MA) Accepted, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, Preferred One, Behavioral Health Care Providers (UCare, Fairview, Patient Choice), Medica, we DO NOT take Medicare, Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits available and Sliding Scale Fee for Service 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 763-291-5505 to register.

Speaking: If you or your organization is interested in learning more about DBT, we will come to your location to educate about DBT skills.  There are also many great places that offer DBT Skills training as well.  

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT was developed by Marsha M. Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder.  Research shows that it is also effective to treat people who have difficulty with regulating moods and emotions including self-injury.  The four modules of DBT are: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.  Bridging Hope Counseling Offers DBT groups.  Learning and refining skills for changing behavioral, emotional and thinking patterns associated with problems in living or that cause negative consequences, distress or misery.

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