Let’s tackle relationship challenges and emotional roller coasters together!

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a proven therapeutic approach that equips participants with valuable skills to enhance emotional regulation, build interpersonal effectiveness, and foster mindfulness. We have tailored this group to address the unique challenges that college students often face, including academic pressures, transitioning into adulthood, and managing relationships.

Key Group Features:

  • Virtual Accessibility: Our group sessions are held online, making it convenient for students to participate from the comfort of their own space.
  • Trained Facilitators: Our experienced therapists specialize in DBT and are committed to creating a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • Skills Training: Participants will learn essential DBT skills to improve emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.
  • Peer Support: Engage with a community of like-minded college students who are on a journey of personal growth and well-being.
  • Confidential and Safe Space: We prioritize the privacy and emotional safety of all participants.

Benefits for College Students/Young adults:

  • Improved stress management: Equip your students with effective tools to manage the demands of college life.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills: Strengthen communication and build healthier relationships.
  • Increased self-awareness: Foster mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
  • A sense of community: Connect with peers facing similar challenges and share experiences.
  • No additional burden: No weekly therapy homework, and a group calendar that works with college class breaks.

Together, we will gain practical skills to navigate unique challenges experienced in early adulthood. Take the first step toward a brighter future by reaching out today.

The full program is 14 weeks.

The next module begins January 2024.

Who

College-Aged Students and Young Adults

When

Virtually on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am

Where

Zoom (HIPAA-compliant version)

Cost

$155 for an initial intake session, plus ($100 per session) for the full 14 weeks program.

Registration and Inquiries

Contact the group facilitators:

Anna Blevins,  M.Ed, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Jill Munyan, Graduate Intern

A 55-minute intake session ($155) must be scheduled prior to joining.

This group may be used as an adjunct to existing individual therapy. Though individual therapy is not a requirement for enrollment, it may be recommended based on individual needs.


Meet the Facilitators

Contact the Group Leaders to register or inquire.

Anna Blevins,  M.Ed, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Anna has completed several DBT skills training workshops throughout her career and specializes in working with young adults in this transitional stage of life. She is passionate about supporting clients and group participants in learning the tangible skills of DBT so that they can regain control of their life path and build a life they are excited to live.

annablevins@sunstonecounselors.com

Jill Munyan, Graduate Intern

Jill completed Dr. Lane Pederson’s DBT training and has experience facilitating adult coping and social skills groups. She attends a biweekly DBT consultation group for continued learning and guidance, led by her supervisor, Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW.

jill@sunstonecounselors.com


What are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills?

From behavioraltech.org, problematic behaviors evolve as a way to cope with a situation or attempt to solve a problem.

The function of DBT Skills Training is to help enhance a client’s coping skills and strategies when facing everyday challenges. There are four skills taught in DBT:​

  • Mindfulness: how to be fully aware and present in the moment without judgement
  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate negative emotions in difficult situations, rather than escape them with problem behavior
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to express needs and set boundaries with others while maintaining self-respect
  • Emotion Regulation: how to understand, manage, and change emotions that are causing distress