Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness

Virtual DBT Skills Group for Adults

*Next Start Date is January 12th*

Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

(with breaks around the holidays)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals live more in the moment, better manage intense emotions, reduce impulsive behavior, and improve their relationships. In this group, we go over coping skills and strategies from the modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Participants commit to joining eight weeks at a time (two weeks of mindfulness and six weeks on another module).  The full program is 24 weeks.

Cost: $1160 for 8 weeks, due upfront ($145/session)

Who: Adults 18+ in Virginia

When: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Where: Zoom, HIPAA-compliant version

Contact: Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW (vanessacheshier@sunstonecounselors.com, 571-324-2658) and Jenny Stevens, Resident in Counseling (jenny@sunstonecounselors.com, 804-537-2536)

*A 55-minute intake session ($165) 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.

GROUP FLYER

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Vanessa completed DBT intensive training through Fairfax County in 2019.  She has been facilitating DBT skills groups for the past three years, including helping with curriculum development and leading a DBT consultation group.

Jenny has experience leading DBT skills groups at Sunstone and completed DBT skills training through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech in 2021. 

Vanessa Cheshier 571-324-2658

Jenny Stevens 804-537-2536


DBT Skills Creative Arts Groups for Adolescents

*Next Start Date is December 1st*

Middle School (7th-8th grade) | Wednesdays 6:45-8:00 pm

High School (9th-12th grade) | Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm

(with breaks around the holidays)

Learn more in this quick video from Jacqueline.

DBT Skills Creative Arts Groups for Adolescents
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals live more in the moment, better manage intense emotions, reduce impulsive behavior, and improve their relationships. In this group, we go over coping skills and strategies from the modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path. Creative techniques are used to explore and reinforce DBT concepts in a way that is accessible and beneficial for adolescents of all artistic skill levels.

Cost: $1920/person ($120/session) for 16-week program

Where: Sunstone McLean Office -1485 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22101

Who/When: Middle School (7th-8th grade) | Wednesdays 6:45-8:00 pm
Contact: Elise Brown, LPC elise@sunstonecounselors.com | (774) 823-0053

Who/When: High School (9th-12th grade) | Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm
Contact: Jacqueline Anderson, LPC | jacqueline@sunstonecounselors.com | 571-429-4848 

Please view this FAQ document for more information on the DBT groups.

*A 55-minute intake session  must be scheduled prior to joining.
*Regular counseling with an individual therapist familiar with DBT is a requirement for participating.
*1-2 Parent workshops are offered at an additional cost.