Emotion Regulation Skills Training (DBT)

Introducing online ​Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group skills training

Do you struggle with managing intense emotions, getting through distressing situations or maintaining relationships? If so, online Emotion Regulation Skills Training may be right for you.

About the program

As part of the online Emotion Regulation Skills Training program, registered participants work in a group format with a dedicated Layla partner therapist to gain control of their emotions and thought patterns while increasing capacity to act and communicate effectively with others. 

Throughout the 12 week program, participants join weekly online sessions where they learn to implement Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques and strategies including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Registration for the Spring 2020 program is now closed. To learn more about scheduling for future programs, contact us.

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Meet our program lead, Dylan Zambrano

Dylan Zambrano is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist currently working on a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) team. Dylan has years of experience helping clients effectively manage emotional, behavioural and interpersonal challenges, in both individual and group psychotherapy settings. As your skills group facilitator, Dylan will help you thrive by applying skills that lead to greater acceptance, control and ease when faced with difficulties.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ​Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?
DBT was first designed for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, a population characterized by emotion dysregulation. DBT is now widely used to treat other mental health concerns, including anxiety and mood disorders. The comprehensive model of DBT is completed over one year and includes individual therapy, skills group, phone coaching and consultation team.
Is this program right for me? 
The Emotion Regulation Skills Training program is designed for adults over the age of 18 whose emotions (i.e. fear, anger, shame, sadness, guilt) and thoughts interfere with their overall quality of life. In other words, people whose mental health challenges are characterized by emotion dysregulation.

In advance of registering for the program, the Layla team can help you assess fit for this program.

How does the online group format work?
Each online group session will be structured with an opening mindfulness practice. Each session will include the introduction of new skills, discussion, examples, and homework practice review. Materials including handouts and worksheets will be provided prior to the start of each group. This pilot group will be limited to up to eight participants.

At what times do the online group sessions take place?
The Spring 2020 Emotion Regulation Skills Training group will begin sessions on May 6th, 2020 with weekly sessions thereafter for the next 12 weeks. All sessions will be completed online through Layla’s secure portal from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. 

How much does it cost?
This Spring 2020 pilot of our new online Emotion Regulation Skills Training will be offered at a total of $580 including tax, which covers all 12 sessions / 18 hours of the program.  As a pilot, it will be limited to 8 participants. Please note that future groups facilitated through Layla may have a different structure and price.

Dylan Zambrano is a Registered Social Worker, and clients will receive a receipt with his license information that may be used for employer benefits reimbursement.
Registration for the Spring 2020 program is now closed.

To learn more about scheduling for future programs, contact us.
Contact US
For questions or inquiries about the program, contact us by email at contact@layla.care, or by phone at 1.647.374.4210.