Host: Intake Department, LICSW, LMHC, MA
Group meets in:
Brighton, MA 02135
"The DBT Group is intended to help adults (ages 18 yrs or older) practice mindfulness, increase assertive communication skills, strengthen emotion regulation, and learn new distress tolerance skills to help manage emotions more effectively. Working on these skills in a ..."
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Brighton, MA 02135
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"The DBT Group is intended to help adults (ages 18 yrs or older) practice mindfulness, increase assertive communication skills, strengthen emotion regulation, and learn new distress tolerance skills to help manage emotions more effectively. Working on these skills in a ..."
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Host: Dr. Mark Green, MD
Group meets in:
Belmont, MA 02478
"Over 10 weeks, participants in this group will develop a concrete set of skills proven to increase coping, manage difficult emotions, and communicate with others effectively, all while building confidence in your ability to handle life’s challenges. We will work ..."
(857) 598-9688
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Belmont, MA 02478
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"Over 10 weeks, participants in this group will develop a concrete set of skills proven to increase coping, manage difficult emotions, and communicate with others effectively, all while building confidence in your ability to handle life’s challenges. We will work ..."
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Host: Alessia C Doss, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Concord, MA 01742
"DBT harnesses the power of behavior change in order to move clients towards their goals. DBT skills groups are not considered group therapy, but a series of teaching sessions. The 4 skills modules are: Mindfulness (focusing your attention on the ..."
(978) 231-9235
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Concord, MA 01742
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"DBT harnesses the power of behavior change in order to move clients towards their goals. DBT skills groups are not considered group therapy, but a series of teaching sessions. The 4 skills modules are: Mindfulness (focusing your attention on the ..."
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Host: Dr. Meaghan Creedon, PsyD
Group meets in:
Watertown, MA 02472
"Preparedness and Perils of Parenting is a 6-8 session group focusing on educating and supporting parents who themselves have undergone personal trauma or who are struggling with the impact of having children who are or who have experienced trauma. "
(617) 744-4954
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Watertown, MA 02472
"Preparedness and Perils of Parenting is a 6-8 session group focusing on educating and supporting parents who themselves have undergone personal trauma or who are struggling with the impact of having children who are or who have experienced trauma. "
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Host: Ms. Jodie O'Malley, LICSW
Group meets in:
Watertown, MA 02472
"DBT balances acceptance and change, while focusing on decreasing ineffective and maladaptive behaviors, and developing new coping skills, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and self-management. "
(617) 468-3446
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Watertown, MA 02472
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"DBT balances acceptance and change, while focusing on decreasing ineffective and maladaptive behaviors, and developing new coping skills, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and self-management. "
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Host: Kristen Joyce, LMHC
Group meets in:
Northampton, MA 01060
"Skills training education is focused on three separate types of life skills, presented in modules: Emotion Regulation (10 week course), Distress Tolerance (10 week course) and Interpersonal Effectiveness (8 week course); Each module incorporates the core skill of Mindfulness. Participants ..."
(978) 785-9959
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Northampton, MA 01060
"Skills training education is focused on three separate types of life skills, presented in modules: Emotion Regulation (10 week course), Distress Tolerance (10 week course) and Interpersonal Effectiveness (8 week course); Each module incorporates the core skill of Mindfulness. Participants ..."
Host: Mrs. Grishelda Hogan, LICSW, ACSW, BCPC
Group meets in:
Mendon, MA 01756
""Taking Control" is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group for teens and adolescents. The group will focus on: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. If you ever feel overwhelmed with your emotions, say things and feel regret later, ..."
(508) 863-4924
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Mendon, MA 01756
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""Taking Control" is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group for teens and adolescents. The group will focus on: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. If you ever feel overwhelmed with your emotions, say things and feel regret later, ..."
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Host: Inspired's Intake Team, LICSW, DBTC, LMHC
Group meets in:
South Easton, MA 02375
"In-person and virtual groups available. "
(508) 213-9182
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Group meets in:
South Easton, MA 02375
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"In-person and virtual groups available. "
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Host: Ms. Karen Speel, LICSW
Group meets in:
Woburn, MA 01801
"Topics include emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. Self-pay is accepted. "
(617) 340-8734
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Woburn, MA 01801
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"Topics include emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. Self-pay is accepted. "
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Host: Ms. Aimee Teresa Facchini, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Barnstable, MA 02630
"DBT skills taught are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Fun and safe place to express and learn. "
(508) 714-3766
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Group meets in:
Barnstable, MA 02630
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"DBT skills taught are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Fun and safe place to express and learn. "
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Host: Jeff Butts, ABD, LICSW
Group meets in:
Boston, MA 02130
"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
(617) 446-5434
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Boston, MA 02130
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"This Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skill group is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for younger teens who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Our approach has helped teenagers and young adults who struggle with any ..."
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Host: Ms. Patricia Venegas, LMHC, CAGS, MBA
Group meets in:
Sturbridge, MA 01566
"As a clinician DBT Foundational trained and certified, by Behavioral Tech LLC (2011) (Marsha Linehan) I committed in doing DBT group the way it was intended. DBT group will teach coping skills to deal when you experience emotions intensely, feel ..."
(774) 273-7790
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Sturbridge, MA 01566
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"As a clinician DBT Foundational trained and certified, by Behavioral Tech LLC (2011) (Marsha Linehan) I committed in doing DBT group the way it was intended. DBT group will teach coping skills to deal when you experience emotions intensely, feel ..."
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Host: Mr. Kevin Pelletier, LICSW
Group meets in:
Fall River, MA 02720
"This group is currently telehealth. Accepting all Blue Cross, Tufts Private (not MassHealth) and Optum (UBH, Harvard Pilgrim) plans and private pay. This 24 week educational group covers all 4 modules of DBT Skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and ..."
(774) 214-2856
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Fall River, MA 02720
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"This group is currently telehealth. Accepting all Blue Cross, Tufts Private (not MassHealth) and Optum (UBH, Harvard Pilgrim) plans and private pay. This 24 week educational group covers all 4 modules of DBT Skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and ..."
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Host: Kerrie Toole, LICSW
Group meets in:
Westborough, MA 01581
"DBT is a specialized treatment protocol that addresses problematic behaviors that individuals have developed to cope with overwhelming emotions. Some of these behaviors may be self-injury, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, substance use, sudden and intense anger, and difficulty in relationships. DBT combines ..."
(508) 475-9110
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Westborough, MA 01581
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"DBT is a specialized treatment protocol that addresses problematic behaviors that individuals have developed to cope with overwhelming emotions. Some of these behaviors may be self-injury, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, substance use, sudden and intense anger, and difficulty in relationships. DBT combines ..."
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Host: Ms. Jennifer F Wiech-Delaney, LICSW
Group meets in:
Natick, MA 01760
"Next DBT Skills Class Dec, 2021. This online, all gender DBT Skills Class helps high school adolescents (ages 14-19) develop their abilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to 12 classes at ..."
(508) 213-5534
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Natick, MA 01760
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"Next DBT Skills Class Dec, 2021. This online, all gender DBT Skills Class helps high school adolescents (ages 14-19) develop their abilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to 12 classes at ..."
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Host: Ms. Smita Chaddha, MA, MS, LMHC
Group meets in:
Littleton, MA 01460
"This group is a BASIC and ADVANCED psychoeducational group broken down into four modules including mindfulness & distress tolerance skills, emotional containment skills, effective communication, and middle path skills. The common thread in all modules is Mindfulness skills, employing current ..."
(978) 808-7269
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Littleton, MA 01460
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"This group is a BASIC and ADVANCED psychoeducational group broken down into four modules including mindfulness & distress tolerance skills, emotional containment skills, effective communication, and middle path skills. The common thread in all modules is Mindfulness skills, employing current ..."
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Host: Mr. Christopher Diddle, LICSW
Group meets in:
Weston, MA 02493
"A group that offers new skills and a new opportunity to grow. Members will learn to use mindfulness and emotional regulation in everyday life and in crisis. The group will explore interpersonal relationships and effective communication. Please contact me for ..."
(508) 283-9679
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Weston, MA 02493
"A group that offers new skills and a new opportunity to grow. Members will learn to use mindfulness and emotional regulation in everyday life and in crisis. The group will explore interpersonal relationships and effective communication. Please contact me for ..."
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Host: Allison Margolis, LCSW
Group meets in:
Watertown, MA 02472
"This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ..."
(617) 744-4703
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Watertown, MA 02472
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"This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ..."
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Host: Dr. Jesine Xavier O'Gara, PsyD
Group meets in:
Needham, MA 02492
"This is a DBT skills group for high school students motivated to learn the skills. "
(617) 500-1352
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Needham, MA 02492
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"This is a DBT skills group for high school students motivated to learn the skills. "
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Host: Ms. Betsy Harris, LICSW
Group meets in:
Watertown, MA 02472
"This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ..."
(617) 751-6343
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Watertown, MA 02472
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"This group teaches members the 5 skills modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Mindfulness Skills, Middle Path Skills, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills). Through a combination of teaching, demonstrating, and member participation, clients learn the skills ..."

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Dialectical (DBT) Support Groups
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Support Groups practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

If you're looking for DBT therapy in Massachusetts or for a Massachusetts DBT support group these professionals provide dialectical behavior therapy, DBT group therapy, DBT therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy (which is a common misspelling) and dialectical therapy. They provide dialectical counseling, DBT counseling in Massachusetts and DBT treatment. They include DBT groups, DBT therapists, DBT psychologists and DBT counseling.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Massachusetts Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Massachusetts is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Massachusetts are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.