DBT Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

This group is for individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder or other mental health difficulties. This group will provide you with skills to increase your ability to manage stressors, take back control of your emotions and create a life worth living. Claire, the group facilitator, has experience facilitating DBT skills groups in a partial hospitalization setting and hopes to make DBT more accessible to the community. There will be time to process in group in addition to topics prepared by Claire.

Goals of the Group:

Learn more about mental health and how to manage symptoms

Learn DBT skills:

  • Increase use of mindfulness
  • Help manage moments of crisis or stress
  • Work towards long term management of mental health symptoms
  • Increase positive communication skills

Provide and receive support from other group members

Continue progress you have already made with learning and using DBT skills

Who: 6-8 people

When: Mondays 5-6:30pm

Length: 8 weeks**

Where: Shoreside Therapies

4530 N. Oakland Ave

Whitefish Bay WI 53211 (upstairs)

**There may be an opportunity to continue group after the 8 weeks if members are interested.

Role of the Facilitator:

You group facilitator’s role is to create a safe space for you to learn and feel supported in your mental health journey. Claire will encourage each group member to be honest, vulnerable, respectful and supportive to ensure each member can get what they need out of group. It is important to respect others boundaries and confidentiality throughout the group process to ensure everyone is comfortable sharing their experiences. If you ever feel unsafe during the group please discuss this with Claire.

Group Fees:

Each group therapy session will cost $50-55 per person (discount for early registration). To ensure members are committed to group attendance and participation, group members will be asked to pay for the first 3 sessions prior to the start of the group. The following group sessions will be billed via a credit card on file with Shoreside Therapies. A super-bill can be provided for you to submit to insurance.

How to Sign Up:

Email or call Claire to see when the next group starts and discuss if you would be a good fit for the group.

Contact Claire

If you would like to make an appointment with me feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., text or call me. Or you can set up an assessment or 15-minute free consultation.

Laila Wiechmann, MS, LPC, LADC

Claire Whetter MS, LPC-IT, NCC

(414) 215-0213

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