Our next DBT100 course starts on Sept 29th ; Family DBT starts back on Oct. 3rd.

Programs/Sign up

ALL programs are now being offered ONLINE. Same great courses live, interactive and just as informative and fun! We now have both an afternoon and an evening option for our core programs!

Programs and Individual Therapy covered under most insurance plans who cover Registered Social Workers (MSW, RSW)

Deciding on 12 or 24 week options for core program? Our Intro and Advanced are 12 weeks each. You can sign up for the 24 weeks upfront and save $150 on the cost of both or you can take the first 12 weeks and decide when you are finished if you want to go further. The research on efficacy shows that a 5 +month DBT program is recommended in order to really implement the skills. The Intro 12 weeks covers ALL the core DBT skills so you are not missing any skills by only taking the 12 weeks. The advanced course goes more deeply into the skills and adds a few more skills allowing for more interaction and reflection. Any DBT you take is good. Some people do the Intro twice before going onto the Advanced and some people take a break between Intro and Advanced. Any of the above options are all good.

Intro to DBT Programs for those who have challenges regulating emotions now LIVE ONLINE:

Note: Choose 12 or 24 week option when signing up. You receive $150 off the cost of the full 24 week program by signing up in full at the outset.

Intro to DBT Online : Thursday September 29 – December 22, 2022 or Spring 2023 for 24-week option – Thursday evenings 7-9pm EST

Advanced DBT Program for those with challenges regulating emotions LIVE ONLINE: 

NOTE:  Prerequisite is Intro to DBT (must have taken a 12 or more week DBT program within 2 years at a recognized DBT Clinic) and be familiar with all the basic skills under the 4 quadrants.

Advanced DBT Online 12 Weeks: September 13 – November 29th, 2022 Tuesday evenings 7-9pm EST THIS COURSE IS FULL (Sign up for January 12th course)

Advanced DBT Online 12 Weeks: January 12- March 30th, 2022 Tuesday evenings 7-9pm EST

DBT For Families of persons who have challenges regulating emotions LIVE ONLINE 

Compassion in Chaos Series – see our line up of workshops and Register here

School of DBT – Do anytime ONLINE!  From the comfort of your own home “do at your own pace”

STAY TUNED – Interpersonal Mastery, Newly diagnosed, Vicarious Trauma, DBT Express for Families and many more courses to come!

Click here to see Cost for all our courses.

Free DBT Coping with Covid using your DBT skills (only for those who have taken some DBT already)

DL wants to give back to the community and help clients to keep up with their skills during the Covid 19 crisis. Our distress tolerance skills will be coming in handy as will our PLEASE skills among others. Let’s get together and recall our skills, share, validate and support each other! This group will be run by social workers volunteering their time.

Please read here for more information and to sign up


Dialectical Dispatches (Check out our blog!)

Our Team Paint Night December 2021!

Dialectical Living at Mindfest 2019


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!