Group Therapy

Our Group Therapy seeks to come Alongside You.

What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy 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 patients move from being stuck in unregulated mood and thoughts forward into a life worth living. Unlike some other programs, patients do nothave to have an official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder to be able to participate.

Dates and Times

One of our DBT groups runs on Saturdays from 10am-12pm, the other runs on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm, both at our office in Ladner. The DBT group is open enrollment and ongoing. We are structured so that we are able to take new clients in at the start of each module, approximately every 8 weeks, if spots are available. We can accommodate up to 10 patients in each group.


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

We have tried to make our DBT group as affordable as possible, and our 24 week group is offered at $1800 including GST for the full 24 weeks. We have the following payment plans available:

  • Two equal payments of $900 including GST, one at the start of the group, and one at the half­way point.
  • One payment of $1680 including GST, paid at the start of therapy. This option saves clients $120.

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 signing up, or if you just have questions about what our DBT Group is about and if it’s the right fit for you.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Youth and Family

This 21 weeks therapy program was designed for youth and families 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


If you are interested in working together, take the first step today by sending us an email or giving us a call!
We will get back to you as soon as we can.