Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups
(DBT on Zoom through 2022)


Serenity is not freedom from the storm,

but peace amidst the storm…


Lisa Wessan, LICSW, CLYL, RM

Psychotherapist, Life Coach, DBT Skills Trainer,
Author, Speaker, Consultant

301 Littleton Road, #42
Westford, MA  01886


Tel: 978.631.0349



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Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

~ James Arthur Baldwin, American novelist, playwright




Four leaf DBT


FEES:  New students $1,135.00 (includes one intake session); Continuing students $910.00.





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


·      What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?


·       What are the DBT Fees and Refund Policy?  Please note: Group sessions are $65/week for each 90-minute session, $910 for 14-weeks, paid in full before course begins.


I used to collect weekly fees, but then people would come and go “when not in the mood to show up” and there was no commitment. Paying in full motivates participants to have “skin in the game” and the group becomes more cohesive quickly, producing successful results and powerful transformations.


·        How long is each module?  We cover all four modules in the course of one year, during three 14-week trimesters, for a total 42 weeks. (We skip holidays, school breaks and Holy Days.)  Each group session is 90 minutes.


·       How many students are in each group?   All DBT groups need a minimum of six participants, and have a maximum of 12 participants.




Mindfulness &
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

“What is shareable is bearable and what we can name, we can tame!” - Dr. Dan Siegal

Ongoing Adult Evening DBT Group (18+)
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Please save these dates in your 2021 calendar:

September 22, 29

October 06, 13, 20, 27

November 03, 10 17

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

🌟 Make up days:  In addition, please reserve BOTH January 5 and 12, 2022 for to allow for possible sick days/energy black outs/no wi-fi or other disruptions – for we will just extend the sessions to these dates to make up for the gap.


DBT Student Reviews

DBT provides psychoeducation, not group therapy…

For adults who like to learn and want to gain mastery in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation skills for peak performance in all areas of their life.

We cover one module per trimester.  It takes one year to complete all three modules, although it is not required to sign up for the year.  You can register for each module separately.

This is a highly structured academic program, with weekly handouts, worksheets and gentle goal setting. 

Between classes, students are willing to commit to 5-10 minutes/day of DBT Skills practice. Students learn to share their feelings in relation to the DBT skills they are practicing. 

This is not group therapy, where one person may talk for 30 minutes.  Everyone gets a chance to speak, and we are mindful of the fair use of the time.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Space is limited, please enroll early!

The Advanced DBT Group
When you have completed the full curriculum, you can join the Advanced Group. Please contact me if you are interested.


(FAQs continued)


·        Can I read reviews of this program? Yes, here are some testimonials from former and current DBT students.  There are also videos with former students.


·        What are the five steps to DBT enrollment?


·        What is the Open Enrollment Period?  The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) allows participants to join up to four weeks after first group session started.



·        Moving beyond binary thinking: what are dialectical and non-dualistical truths?

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