The DBT Group

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Group for Women

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. DBT is a treatment approach that uses 4 main components which are distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

Distress tolerance will help you cope better with painful events by building up your resiliency and giving you new ways to soften the effects of upsetting circumstances.

Mindfulness will help you experience more fully the present moment while focusing less on painful experiences from the past or frightening possibilities in the future. Mindfulness will also give you tools to overcome habitual, negative judgments about yourself and others.

Emotion regulation skills help you to recognize more clearly what you feel and then to observe each emotion without getting overwhelmed by it. The goal is to modulate your feelings without behaving in reactive, destructive ways.

Interpersonal effectiveness gives you new tools to express your beliefs and needs, set limits, and negotiate solutions to problems—all while protecting your relationships and treating others with respect.

Each week, the group will speak about one of the 4 components and learn skills on how to use these techniques in their day to day life. DBT is rooted in finding the balance between acceptance and change.  We can accept and validate our feelings with the goal of changing how we react, process, and behave.

What time are the sessions?
Wednesdays at 7pm

Where are the groups being held?
In-person at
Insight Psychological Group
773 Central Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Who is it open to?
Women ages 18+

Copay/Coinsurance as determined by a client’s insurance, or $45 per week without using insurance

Group Leader
Kelly Peck, LSW

Repeating Schedule (join at any time!)

Week 1: What is DBT
Week 2: Distress Tolerance Skills
Week 3: Mindfulness Skills
Week 4: Exploring Mindfulness Further
Week 5: Emotion Regulation Skills
Week 6: Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
Week 7: Advanced Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
Week 8: Putting it all together /Using the skills in day-to-day life

After filling out your application expressing interest, Ms. Peck will be in contact with you to help decide if the group is right for you.
Before beginning the group, approved participants will be given consent and payment authorization forms to fill out.

Kelly Peck, LSW

Kelly Peck, LSW

Group Leader

Kelly Peck is a Licensed Social Worker who treats children, teens and adults. She earned her Master’s Degree at Seton Hall University and comes to Insight having most recently worked with youth facing emotional and behavioral challenges at a residential treatment center in central New Jersey. In therapy, Ms. Peck seeks to create a space for people of all ages and backgrounds to feel safe, connected and heard. Ms. Peck blends different modalities when working with clients which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.