Adult DBT Group

Adult Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group

What is a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group?

Our Adult Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group is an opportunity to take the skills and knowledge one can learn in individual therapy and at the same time benefit from being in a group of peers that know where you’re coming from. Some people participate only in groups, and some combine group work with individual counselling. Group therapy can also be a good option for many who struggle with the costs of individual therapy, as group therapy can be provided at much more affordable rates as the costs are shared amongst the group.

What groups does Alongside You run?

Currently we are running ongoing Adult Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Groups at our office in Ladner. DBT has been shown to be effective for many struggles people face, but in particular, is highly effective for people struggling with the following:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chaotic relationships
  • Emotional storms
  • Drug or Alcohol misuse
  • Anger management difficulties

Our DBT program is open to anyone struggling with the above issues. Research has shown DBT to be particularly effective for anyone struggling with emotional difficulties, regardless of official diagnosis. Originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT has been successfully used to help clients move from being stuck in unregulated mood and thoughts forward into a life worth living. Unlike some other programs, clients do not have to have an official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder to be able to participate.

Our group sessions are split into two parts – the first half is a check-in and review of the week, the second half is used for teaching new DBT skills to group members.

Dates and Times

Currently, our DBT group runs on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

DBT groups take place at our office in Ladner. Group availability is dependent on registration and may not always be available for incoming clients. Please connect with us to inquire about group availability and to book your assessment. We can accommodate up to 8 clients in each group.


Initial Assessment (30 minute appointment): $80 including GST to determine suitability for group therapy.

Our 24 week group is offered at $2500 including GST for the full 24 weeks. We have the following payment options available:

  • Privately paying clients can make one payment of $2350 including GST, paid two weeks prior to the start of the group. This option saves clients $150.
  • We do have a payment plan available, please speak with us for details. We do our best to ensure that finances are not a barrier to joining our group and we’re happy to speak to you about options.

All participants will receive a copy of the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets by Marsha M. Linehan as a part of the group fees.

You may be able to claim a portion of the cost on your extended medical coverage if you have it available. To find out, please call your insurance provider and inquire if you are covered for group therapy facilitated by Registered Clinical Counsellors. You will be provided weekly session receipts for submission to your insurance company.


We are now registering for our September 2024 group, which will run Tuesdays from 6-8pm, and is starting September 24, 2024. Please send a message to us directly using the form below if you are interested in signing up, or if you just have questions about what our DBT Group is about and if it’s the right fit for you.
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