DBT Skills Groups in Westford, MA
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy)



Lisa Wessan, LICSW, CLYL, RM

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


234 Littleton Road, Suite 1-B
Westford, MA 01886

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


Adult and Teen Groups are meeting during Coronavirus Retreat via ZOOM videoconference (enrollment is still open for teen group)

Click HERE for Spring DBT Teen flyer.

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

This semester we will focus on “Mindfulness & Emotion Regulation.”

Please note: the Adult group is full and closed to new students through June 17, 2020. New DBT students will be able to enroll for the fall semester starting May 4, 2020. (Adults meet 7:30 - 9:00 PM)

Current Adult DBT Group Schedule for
2020 Spring Semester Calendar:
March 11,18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17.

Space is limited, please enroll early!

DBT MasterMind Group

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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


·        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 10.


·        What are the five steps to DBT enrollment?


·       What are the DBT Fees and Refund Policy?


·        What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?


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


·       DBT Testimonials from former (and current) students


·       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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