Next Intro to DBT for ERD - Feb. 5th, 2019; Check out "School of DBT" below for do at your own pace courses


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Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you experience either intense emotions (e.g. guilt, sadness, anger) or suppressed emotions? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been demonstrated to help regulate emotions*.

DBT can help calm the emotional storm, increase enjoyable emotions and experiences, decrease unhelpful behaviours and coping strategies, and foster and improve positive relationships. Imagine what your life would be like if you had more balanced emotions, clear thinking (even in challenging situations), and fulfilling relationships with others.

Dialectical Living offers both individual DBT therapy and DBT skills training (in either group or individual formats). We have introductory DBT courses. There are groups for people with emotion regulation challenges and separate groups for family members / partners / friends. For more information on groups, check out

Who are the folks who make up Dialectical Living? Everyone who works for Dialectical Living has either lived experience with mental health or substance use challenges, or has family or other close relationships with people with such lived experience. In other words, we are your peers and we also have health care backgrounds. All of our therapists/facilitators have extensive education in the helping professions. We are psychologists, social workers, peer support workers, mental health nurses and social service workers.  We strongly believe that everyone can benefit from the skills taught through DBT. We use them ourselves and have found them to be highly effective. You can learn more about our amazing team at

Picture what life would be like with robust and flourishing relationships, balanced thoughts and emotions, and sound strategies to handle whatever challenges come your way. Life can be fulfilling and enjoyable. If you like that image, we have every confidence that you can get there. It will take hard work, make no mistake! And, you can absolutely accomplish this! It will be an inspired journey; and a first step can be contacting us.


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* Studies on DBT have shown decreased anger, depression, hoplessness and anxiety, and improved functioning in social, emotional, cognitive, and occupational domains.

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DBT Training with Shelley McMain – UofT School of Social Work and CAMH

Shelley McMain and Dialectical Living 6

Driving home the skills!


Try on your wise mind!

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Dialectical Living at Addiction Concert in Washington DC – Unite to Face Addiction Oct. 4th 2015 – The day the silence ends!

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