DBT Therapy Group for Quarterlifers
An interpersonal skills group to support those who want to improve their relationships.
When you are in your twenties and thirties, there is a lot that life can throw at you. And here at QLC, we aim to give quarterlifers the skills to deal with those challenges. There are plenty of ups and downs in relationships, whether it’s relationships with your partner, your parents, your friends, or coworkers. One way to improve your relationships and cope with stress is to learn how to observe your experiences, regulate intense emotions, tolerate distress and develop effective interpersonal skills in a DBT interpersonal skills to foster relational satisfaction in a group therapy setting. In this group, you’ll get to learn new skills AND practice them with one another all with the guidance of an experienced DBT therapist.
Let’s Dive into DBT
Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1970’s. While it has initially used for those with borderline personality disorder, or suicidal ideation, it is now used to help anyone improve their ability to regulate intense emotions, tolerate distress and effectively navigate relationships and everyday life.
So let’s learn how to improve our relationships,
Live more in the moment,
Feel calmer during conflict,
Find healthy ways to cope with stress, and
Be more present…for ourselves and our relationships.
This DBT group teaches you the skills to be your best self in your relationships.
- Weekly online group sessions with DBT therapist Dorin
- An individual session with Dorin for orientation and goal setting
- Skills worksheets to reinforce concepts between sessions
- Opportunities to workshop new skills in the group sessions
This group is perfect for you if…
- You want to improve your relationships
- Your emotions often feel out of control
- You tend to react strongly or “overreact” during conflict
- You want to feel calmer in everyday life
- You will be located in DC, MD or VA at the time of the session
It’s Not The Right Fit For You If…
- You handle the stresses of everyday life well
- You manage your emotions well during interpersonal conflict
- You’re not comfortable participating in a group environment (that’s OK! We offer individual sessions as well.)
This group is led by QLC therapist Dorin Captari-Scirri, who has advanced training in DBT and has experience leading multiple DBT groups. Initially, the tasks of the group will focus on learning and using basic DBT skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and heavier focus on interpersonal skills with one another. And as group cohesion is formed, you will have the option to continue after 12 weeks as a longer-term interpersonal process group. This group is best for those who are currently in individual therapy or have been in therapy previously.
- Meets Wednesdays 5:00PM — 6:15 PM Eastern time
- Meetings are held through an online secure platform
- Starts spring 2022
- 12-week commitment required
- 4–8 members
- $175 per session
Yes, I’m ready to improve my relationships and my life!
Hi, I’m Dorin,
and I use he, him, his pronouns and I’m excited to lead this DBT Skills training group focused on Interpersonal Relationships.
Everyone who knows me, knows how much I enjoy connecting. As I was navigating life through my twenties I learned that though connection with others can feel magical, there are in fact some skills that facilitate connection. For instance, being present in conversations, tolerating uncertainty, and making requests or saying no were some of the ways that improved my self-respect and preserved the relationship.
Because each relationship we encounter comes with its own nuances and complexities, we cannot guarantee its success, but by learning and implementing helpful skills we can increase our chances of navigating relational dynamics in meaningful and successful ways. I really enjoy helping clients in groups explore and practice their interpersonal challenges and strengths in a safe, caring setting. I look forward to getting to know you.