Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training

If intense emotions regularly interfere with your life or you identify with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), PTSD, chronic depression, anxiety, or addiction, learning Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills will change your life for the better.

LIVE sessions return SEPTEMBER 2023. Limited to 20 participants.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for the symptoms of depression, including finding it difficult to concentrate, think, or remember. It also helps counter constant sadness or irritability or a loss of interest in life or activates once enjoyed. Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps emotionally sensitive people build emotional coping mechanisms to better manage intensely heightened emotional responses. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy can help you find balance when experiencing black or white (all-or-nothing) thinking or when facing drastic change.

Check if Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is right for you

If one or more of the following apply to you, DBT may be what you need to change your life.

  • I have trouble managing my emotions, and often find myself in conflict or overwhelmed

  • I consider myself emotionally sensitive and find it difficult to cope with intense emotions

  • I tend to experience emotions more intensely than others, and find it difficult to withdrawn or detach from an intensely emotional situation

  • I find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships or tend to cut people off due to trust issues

  • I have tried therapy in the past, but it was ineffectual for me


Start date: September 20, 2023

End Date: April 2024


Each module includes 5 meetings:

  • 1 time per week for 90 minutes for 5 weeks in a row.
  • Then a 3 week break.


Sessions are live only
Sessions will not be recorded for later review. This group is meant to be enjoyed in the moment and become a refuge for all participants.

Annual Online Seat Price: $600.00 + HST
Annual In-Person Seat Price: $1000.00 + HST


Should I only do the DBT Skills training or also include Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is part of DBT therapy and it serves these purposes:

1) Improve Motivation: This section focuses on improving client motivation and assisting clients in applying the skills to particular difficulties and life events. As long as the client is in therapy, individual counselling occurs once a week alongside DBT skills training in the traditional Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach.

2) Case Management in Individual Therapy to Structure the Environment - The objective is to assist the client in managing his or her own life, including their physical and social circumstances, while the client learns to apply the skills and accomplish this on their own. Only when necessary will case management be implemented

Participants are at different stages of their mental wellness road. Many people benefit from learning the skills that this course teaches without doing individual therapy. You may choose to complete the program with or without the support of an individual therapist.

Evidence to support Dialectical Behavioral Therapy:

Evidence to support Dialectical Behavioral Therapy:

In the first randomised controlled study (RCT) of DBT, which was conducted on chronically suicidal and self-harming women with borderline personality disorder—a clinical population that had previously been thought to be incurable—it was discovered that DBT produced considerable gains (Linehan et al., 1991).

See a summary of research

DBT can be effective with:

Feeling sad and depressed, My trouble focusing, I’m dealing with substance use/addiction, A traumatic event(s), I’ve been feeling anxious or panicky, I have some obsessions that I just can’t stop, I need to stop procrastinating and gain motivation, I need to control intense emotions