Dealing with Difficult Emotions 101
(now enrolling clients)
Dealing with Difficult Emotions
This is a dialectical behavior therapy-based group that will focus on recognizing, dealing with, accepting, and changing our emotions specifically through the use of the first two DBT skills: mindfulness and distress tolerance. If you are experiencing intense emotions and it is impacting you negatively (i.e., it is hurting your relationships; you feel out of control or overwhelmed too often; you deal with obsessive, compulsive, or self-destructive behavior; you have difficulty organizing your life; you struggle with transitions, etc.), then this group is for you. Come to this group with whatever emotions you are feeling and learn how to better cope with them so that you can better show love and understanding to both yourself and to others. Whether you know the reasons for your difficult emotions or not, come learn how to increase your self-awareness and your understanding of what is going on in the inside, and how to cope with it. This group will be part psychoeducational and part discussion/processing.
Ideal participants include those who are experiencing intense and difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, grief, depression, etc. I offer both an evening and a daytime group. New groups are starting all the time; interested participants should contact me for an initial screening to ensure that this group is appropriate for them, and then I will provide them start-date information for the next group.
Ages: Adult (18+) (Note: Please contact me if you are interested in an adolescent group.)
Length of time: 1 afternoon or evening/week for 6 weeks; 2 hours each session
Cost: $350 + DBT skills book
Pre-requisite: 30 minute free phone screening with group leader to make sure the group is a good fit for you and vice-versa)
50 + book purchase (approx. $15)
Format: 2-6 participants per group; to promote group cohesion participants are asked to miss no more than 1 of the 6 sessions
To register or inquire: Contact Isabel Kirk, LPC, +1 (703) 2317991 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org