Minnesota Center for Psychology

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    Midtown Commons Building
    2324 University Ave West
    Suite 120
    St Paul, MN 55114

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DBT Skills Groups for Adults

DBT Skills group is for individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder traits. Clients in skills group are required to see a DBT individual therapist. Skills group is similar to taking a class. Clients learn and practice skills from four different modules:


Focuses on quality of attention and awareness.


Focuses on getting through a time of distress/crisis without doing anything to make the situation worse.


Focuses on initiating/maintaining/repairing relationships, effectively making requests, setting boundaries and increasing/maintaining self-respect.


Focuses on decreasing emotional sensitivity/intensity, preventing unwanted emotions from starting and stopping or reducing unwanted emotions once they start.

Skills groups at MCP last 2.5 hours and meet mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Saturday. Groups meet one time per week.  The length of time clients stay in a group is based on progress measured in individual therapy. Clients are generally asked to commit to one year of skills group.

An intake assessment will be completed with each individual interested in receiving DBT services.

Most types of insurance are accepted, as is private pay. Please contact your insurance company to determine your level of coverage.

For more information, to make a referral, or to schedule an intake, please contact the DBT Assessment Coordinator at 651-272-1000.