Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - McCaskill Family Services - Girl_with_phoneDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment that aims to teach skills and strategies that help to regulate emotions and improve relationships. There are four main categories of skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.




Who would benefit from Dialectical Behavior Therapy from McCaskill Family Services? Older children, teens, young adults, and adults with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anger

DBT can be done in both individual and group formats. Many of the experienced clinicians at McCaskill Family Services in both the Brighton and Plymouth locations are able to provide DBT in individual sessions.

Teen Anxiety and Depression DBT Skills Group

If you or your teen is struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties and is currently working with an individual therapist, our DBT Skills Group may be a helpful addition to individual therapy. We will work with you or your teen's individual therapist to ensure the best possible care. No current individual therapist? Our skilled psychologists at McCaskill Family Services are accepting new patients and are uniquely able to work with the group therapists to integrate services.

Group therapy is an especially effective format for teaching DBT skills to because it allows one to practice new skills and coping strategies while connecting to others who are facing similar difficulties.


Fall 2019 Teen Group: Plymouth

TEENS:  Tuesdays 5:30 - 7 p.m.  October 22 - Dec. 10th


Spring 2020 Teen Group: Plymouth

TEENS:  Thursdays 4:30 - 6 p.m.  March 5 - April 23



Each group runs for 8 weekly sessions for 90 minutes each session. Each 90-minute session is billed as a group therapy session with a Licensed Ph.D. Psychologist.  Since we are out of network providers, we will provide you with receipts that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

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