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


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


Tel: 978.631.0349




Starry Westford

Lisa Wessan, LICSW


Lisa Wessan is a passionate teacher of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and facilitates several DBT groups in Westford, MA.  She also uses DBT in individual and family therapy.


She is Co-Chair of the National Association of Social Worker's Northeast Private Practice Shared Interest Group, and also hosts the cable television show, The Lisa Wessan Show, to explore best practices in transformation and healing.



"Let's turn your defeats into victories, and your scars into stars...Yes, DBT can help you shift from being IMPOSSIBLE to

Lisa Wessan



Lisa with Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT thought leader and developer.



Please note: Sorry, no walk-ins, you must pre-register for all above groups, and have one initial consultation before you begin a group.



Four leaf DBT


UP NEXT: Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance Skills


FOR ADULTS (18 +) 

14-Week Summer Zoom Schedule 2020:
June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
August 5, 12 , 19,  26; September 2, 9, 16, 23

Space is limited, please enroll early!

Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance Skills for Teens

DBT Skills Group for Teens forming for Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
(ages 14-17)

DBT Teen flyer

Teen 14-Week Summer 2020
Zoom Schedule:
July 8, 15, 22, 29;
August 5, 12 , 19,  26;
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
October 7.

For teens 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.

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.

DBT MasterMind Group

Once a month on Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):



·      What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?


·       What are the DBT Fees and Refund Policy?  Please note: Group sessions are $50/week for each 90-minute session, paid in full before course begins. I used to collect weekly checks, but then people would come and go “when not in the mood to show up” and there was no commitment. Paying in full inspires participants to have “skin in the game” and the group becomes more cohesive quickly, producing successful results and powerful transformations.


·        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?



·        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 a maximum of 12.



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



·       What about teen safety and boundaries in the group setting?  


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


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