DBT Life Skills I

DBT Treatment and DBT Life Skills I: Using Mindfulness to Improve Emotional Well-Being and the Self-Concept

At Healing Connections, our extensive experience and qualifications in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) forms the basis for virtually all of our programs.

Developed to help clients who are experiencing significant life stressors and those who have difficulty regulating emotions, thinking patterns, behaviors, relationships, and their self-concept, DBT Life Skills I focuses on acceptance and understanding. Our DBT therapists specialize in using mindfulness to accomplish these goals, allowing new patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting to emerge.

What does DBT Life Skills I entail?

Our DBT Life Skills I program allows our clients to learn useful skills that can help them live a more effective and productive life. The program itself includes four modules, all of which are intended to help clients manage and regulate emotions, deal with chaotic relationships, and change their ineffective or self-harming behaviors. Components of Life Skills I include:

  • Managing stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Managing emotions more effectively

After a one-on-one intake meeting with a therapist, clients will learn more about what the program has to offer, and the essential therapist-client connection is established. Once this initial orientation to the program is complete, clients then move through each module in a weekly, two-and-a-half-hour group setting.

Clients continue to work with their personal DBT therapist to put into practice the skills they are learning in group.

Choosing Healing Connections means choosing a community of care

At Healing Connections, our therapists work as a community as our clients learn and practice new skills and find support focused on their long-term well-being.


Call us at (952) 892-7690 for more information about our Life Skills sessions and our DBT therapy offerings.