DBT Group Therapy in NYC

DBT Skills Training groups are conducted on an ongoing basis and led by our staff psychologists who have completed intensive training in DBT. Meeting once a week, participants learn the five essential skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.

DBT Skills Training Groups are a component of our Comprehensive DBT Program. We also offer the option of joining a DBT group to new clients who are receiving appropriate individual treatment outside of the practice. Typically, our DBT clients see a CBT/DBT Associates therapist for once-weekly individual therapy and as a required component, also participate in a DBT Skills Training Group. However, we have many group-only clients who benefit from learning and practicing DBT skills in our training groups.

CBT clients who are interested in group therapy informed by DBT principles are invited to learn more about our new CBT-based groups. These include groups for social anxiety. Learn more about therapy groups here.

To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Napolitano, please complete this form or call 212-546-9200.

We offer the following DBT Skills Training Groups:

For Adults

Basic skills training covering the five essential modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path. Mindfulness serves as the entry point for each group cycle.


7:00 - 8:30 PM with Dr. Kyle Haney


6:00 - 7:30 PM with Dr. Alison Bellevue


6:00 - 7:30 PM with Dr. Kristen Roman


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM with Dr. Haley Rottenberg


Adult DBT Intensive Workshop


6:00 – 7:30 PM with Dr. Michelle Litwer
Learn more about our Adult DBT Intensive Workshop here.

For Young Adults

Young Adult DBT group is tailored for recently graduated high-school seniors and college students. Learn more about our Young Adult program here.


5:00 - 6:30 PM with Dr. Kristen Roman


Young Adult DBT Summer Intensive Workshop 


11:00AM - 12:30 PM with Dr. Alison Bellevue
Learn more about our Young Adult DBT Summer Intensive here.

Multifamily Groups

Multifamily Groups are an essential component of our comprehensive DBT program for children and adolescents younger than 18. Participants attend group sessions together with at least one parent or guardian. These groups follow the same general structure as our Adult DBT Skills groups, with additional time spent on skills and concepts specific to young clients and their parents.

Multifamily Group for Adolescents


5:30 - 7:00 PM with Dr. Haley Rottenberg

Learn more about our Adolescent DBT program here.

Multifamily Group for Middle School Students (Grades 5-8)


5:30 - 7:00 PM with Dr. Alison Bellevue

Learn more about our Middle School DBT Program here.

For Graduates of Basic Skills Training:

Offered on a rotating basis, our DBT Grad-Group is designed for clients who have completed basic skills training and would like continue working on integrating skills into their daily lives. We offer graduate group for both Adult and Multi-Family clients.

If you've already completed a full cycle of DBT and are interested in graduate group, please see your individual or group clinician for more information.


7:00 - 8:30 PM with Dr. Kristen Roman