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DBT – Dealing with Emotions?

Want to Better Manage your Emotions in Life?

(now enrolling clients)

DBT Adult Group in Falls Church

Transforming Difficult Emotions

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Group Starts online on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic quarantine, the group is currently virtual!

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 DBT skills: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and relationships skills.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on mind body connection incorporating intrapsychic and interpersonal factors. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships.

DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.

This group is for you if…

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 DBT 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.

Learn how to increase your self-awareness

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. Most importantly, Learn 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.    So, 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.


Adult (18+)

Length of time:  Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm for 6 weeks; 1.5 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)

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:isabelbk08@gmail.com