Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
We are pleased to announce our new Dialectical Behavior Therapy group. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based group psychotherapy for people who experience emotions very intensely. It aims to help people accept the reality of their lives and their behaviors, while also learning to change maladaptive coping strategies in order to manage negative emotions, and troublesome symptoms such as self-harm.
What are the benefits of Dialectical
- Improve your personal and professional relationships
- Improve your overall quality of life
- Help lower the arousal state with specific, often simple techniques
- Help regulate your emotions to put those feelings into words
Who is this group for?
The group can accommodate 6-8 patients who meet some or all
of these criteria:
- Having trouble managing moods frequently
- Having frequent conflicts with others (family, friends, coworkers, bosses) in which they recognize that their responses are contributing to the conflicts
- Actively engaged in individual psychotherapy with a clinician at RIVIA Mind, and is consistent in keeping appointments. If you are not currently a patient with us, we will pair you with an additional individual clinician during this time. Please contact us directly at: email@example.com or (212) 203-1773
- Willing and able to commit to the group details below
- OPEN AND WILLING TO CHANGE!
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Details:
Our (DBT) sessions will be 60 minutes for 16 weeks (4 weeks per module).
Group A : Thursdays at 12pm-1pm, from March 16th - June 29 - Alexandra Kagan and Dakota Thomas
Group B: Wednesdays at 3pm-4pm, from March 15th - (end date TBA) - Cristina Maroon
- Virtual sessions, camera must be on
- Patients must commit to the first 2 sessions before dropping the group. Once committed to the group, you can miss a maximum of 2 sessions for all 16 weeks.
- Patients will need to buy this book that will be used
- We will be adding names to our waitlist for a new group starting Spring of 2023 - Patients can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alexandra Kagan, Therapist, LMSW
Alexandra has experience treating anxiety, depression, and panic disorder as well as personality disorders and eating disorders. Alexandra has the most commonly used skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalytic theory in her practice. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused CBT.
Dakota Thomas, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-BC
Dakota endorses a holistic practice environment using evidence-based research for optimal treatment and functioning of her patients. She enjoys providing therapy and medication management for patients experiencing major depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, antenatal, and postpartum, and other mood disorders.
Christina Maroone, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-BC
Christina holds a primary certificate in rational-emotive and cognitive behavioral therapy and thoughtfully uses this approach to support patients in creating positive changes.