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Line art icon of three people in a circleDBT Skills Teen Therapy Group

In this weekly group, teens will learn and practice DBT skills that they can use to regulate emotions and behaviors, enhance mood, improve relationships and engage in effective problem solving and communication. 

DBT is an evidence-based treatment with skills that focus on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

The group is facilitated by Emily Sullivan, LMFT and Christine Pearston, PsyD.

Who is this for?

High school age teens struggling with emotion regulation issues, past history of self injurious behavior and/or suicidal ideation. Participants must be seeing a regular outpatient therapist outside of group.


One session/week on a recurring weekday evening. Families must commit to 8 weeks minimum.


Telehealth (Zoom) until further notice.

How much?

$960 for 8 weeks of 1.5 hour sessions; financial assistance available.

How to join:

If you are already being seen at CHC, please ask your therapist about joining the group. If not, please have a parent call or email a CHC Clinical Services Coordinator at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org.