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DBT Group for Teens

Teen DBT Skills Group

This group takes place virtually through secure video conferencing at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and suggestions from the MN Department of Health. Please contact to inquire about the status of this group.

Who: Teens ages 14-17. May consider younger participants based on developmental readiness.

What: This is a DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) psycho-educational skills group that teaches core mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Please note: This is a skills group and is not an intensive DBT program. For more information, please see our blog post: What is DBT? This group also contains a parent education component to this group. Guardians are invited to attend three 1-hour parent education classes where they will receive an overview of the skills that teens are also learning! Support from the adults in their lives is a key component to the teen’s skill development

When: This is a 10-week group. Next group begins Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 and ends November 17th , 2020 and meets from 4:00-5:30 pm.

Where: Sentier Psychotherapy
670 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
(Highland Park neighborhood: Above Highgrove Dental; next to CorePower Yoga; across the street from Cecil's Deli).

Why: Teens benefit from increased coping skills and learning to identify thinking patterns that often lead to extreme emotions, impulsiveness and self-destructive behavior. Group will teach skills that can be used to control thoughts, regulate big emotions, tolerate distress, and effectively communicate with others.

How: Please email Tana Welter at or call 763.913.8261 to schedule a group Intake session at least one week prior to the start date.

Group facilitator: Tana Welter, M.S.W., LGSW

Fees: The intake is $100 and each group session is $75. Sliding fee scale available, please inquire with therapist. Clients are charged for missed sessions, as group attendance is critical. Superbills are provided for all group members and are particularly helpful for those who would like to submit to HSA, flex accounts, or insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement.

*Please note that this is not a full, DBT intensive program. The group does not include individual weekly therapy with a DBT therapist or phone coaching calls between sessions. This is a psychoeducational group that has been condensed into 10 weeks and does not cover every DBT skill.

Future DBT Skills Groups


Winter 2020 -2021

January 12 - March 16, 2021