Youth DBT Group

Youth Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Group

24-week therapy program designed for youth to manage difficulties such as:

  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Interpersonal dysregulation
  • Behavioural dysregulation
  • Cognitive dysregulation
  • Family conflicts
  • Self dysregulation
  • Mental health struggles such as Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality, and suicidal tendencies
Youth are at risk of using ineffective and sometimes dangerous coping skills to try to manage cognitive, emotional, and identity difficulties. Families often struggle to figure out how to manage the behaviours and chaos, and help their child stay healthy and balanced while keeping the family relationships intact.

We are pleased to offer a Youth Dialectical Behaviour Group Therapy program that is open to any youth struggling with the above or similar issues. Research has shown DBT to be particularly effective with anyone struggling with emotional difficulties regardless of their origin. Homework is reviewed at the beginning of each group and then new skills are introduced. Research shows that DBT skills are very successful in reducing life threatening behaviours such as substance abuse and suicidal actions.

The majority of the group is structured around, and focused on learning DBT skills. Group begins with a check in and review of last week’s skills, including re-teaching them if needed. The second half involves learning new DBT skills to use moving forward.


Time: We are not currently running this group. Please contact the office if you are interested in being put on a list of interested clients, or to see about 1:1 options.
Participants: Youth ages 14-18
Location: Alongside You Offices – 203 – 4840 Delta Street, Ladner, BC V4K 2T6


Initial Assessment: $140 including GST to determine suitability for group therapy.

Waitlist: A $50 deposit by credit card is required to be placed on the DBT Group waitlist. Your deposit will be fully refunded to you provided you are either able to accept a start date once it has been offered, or you have asked to be removed from the waitlist prior to a start date being offered. Your deposit and your spot on the waitlist will only be forfeited if you decline a start date offered to you.

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 at the start of therapy. 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.

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. You will be provided a receipt for submission to your insurance company.


Please call us at (604) 283-7827 if you are interested in booking your assessment, or if you just have questions about what our DBT Group is about!