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Couples DBT Skills Group Module 1

  • St. Louis DBT 1034 S Brentwood Blvd 63117 (map)
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Day/Time:    Thursdays, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, Four 6-week modules. Module 1 starts November 2
Group size:   3-4 couples,
Cost:             $120/session + one-time fee for intake & assessment.
Insurance:     Documentation provided for out-of-network reimbursement
Status:          Taking new clients now for November 2
Info:               Email

Four six-week modules. Take them all. Take just one. We’ll help you figure out what your relationship needs to move to the next level.

Is your relationship on the rocks (or headed that way)?  Start with Module 1 – Stop Making Things Worse!

Do you want to resolve your differences more effectively?  Consider Module 2 – Conflict Management

Do you want to listen and speak more mindfully – not only with your words but with your tone of voice, facial expressions and body language?  Consider Module 3 – Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say.

Do you want to increase friendship, closeness and intimacy?  Or maybe you want to reignite the spark that brought you together.  Consider Module 4 – Making It Last!

Participating couples have all sorts of relationships — long-term relationships,, civil unions, marriage, cohabitation and domestic partnerships.  Couples include young and old, with and without children, same sex and heterosexual couples, and couples of all races and ethnicities..  All are welcome!, , .


Each module is six weeks and meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 8:15 pm. (See schedule below).

In Couples DBT Skills Groups, you learn by doing with 2-3 experiential exercises each session.  We will ask you to choose an issue in “the Goldilocks zone” – not too hard, not too difficult — from the past week (only current issues allowed).

We will briefly instruct you how to use the skill and then you will apply the skill to your issue.  A discussion follows each exercise to identify lessons learned and troubleshoot problems.  You don’t have to share anything with the group that you don’t want to share.


Module 1: Stop Making Things Worse

Couples have to learn to stop making things worse before they can make things better. In this module, you will learn and practice skills to notice when your emotions are getting the better of you and to regulate your own emotions. You will learn to halt emotional crises in their tracks, stop invalidating and use basic rules of engagement. Finally, you will learn and practice ridding your relationship of destructive criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling.

For more info or to schedule a free consult, visit St. Louis DBT

Earlier Event: November 2
Teen-Family DBT Skills Group
Later Event: November 3
Young Adults DBT Skills Group