Group Therapy for Adults and Adolescents

Wise Mind Centre offers two 26-week standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for adults ages 18 and up. These groups require participants to attend a weekly 2-hour group session. The sessions are delivered in a psycho-educational format, which means it is more like a class than a therapy group where people come to vent or process their feelings and thoughts about other group members. The groups are ongoing. Please see below to find out more information about what is covered in the groups. Our skills group brochures are also available for you to download at the bottom of this page.

Meeting information of our current adult DBT groups:
  • Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Fridays 9:30 to 11:30am

    We are now accepting referrals for adolescents aged 14-17 (exceptions may be considered) for our multi-family adolescent DBT group. Group attendance of one or both parents/primary caregivers is a requirement.

    The adolescent DBT groups is currently held on:
  • Mondays 5:30 to 7:00pm

  • 26-week DBT Skills Training

    DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the years, DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of other disorders, such as substance dependence, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. A standard DBT skills group covers the following skills modules:

    • Mindfulness (6 weeks)
    • Emotion Regulation (8 weeks)
    • Distress Tolerance (6 weeks)
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (6 weeks)

    Who may benefit from the 26-week standard DBT Skills training?

    • Individuals struggling with borderline personality disorder
    • Individuals suffering from high suicide risk
    • Individuals struggling with self harm behavior
    • Individuals struggling with substance use problems
    • Individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression
    • Individuals with PTSD
    • Individuals struggling with eating problems
    • Individuals who do not suffer from chronic psychosis

    For more information about the effectiveness of DBT and for whom DBT may work, please visit and

    Our 26-week DBT skills group is meant to be offered as part of the comprehensive DBT program that includes the following:

    • DBT individual therapy sessions (one hour weekly)
    • DBT skills training class (two hours weekly)
    • Phone consultation (provided by the individual therapist)
    • DBT Consultation team (weekly for clinicians)

    Please contact us to find out more information about our DBT skills groups and how to get in.

    Download Our Brochures

    DBT for Adolescents Brochure

    " Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. "


    How to book an appointment

    New Clients: Complete and send us a referral form or call us at 604.761.8201 to book your first appointment.

    Existing clients: Click below to book, modify or cancel an appointment.