Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Psychoeducational Skills Groups (Adults 18+)

Individuals often struggle in silence with the following challenges:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Coping with transitions (divorce, grief, life transitions, loss of relationships, career changes)
  • Managing emotions (anger, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative self-judgments)
  • Managing ineffective patterns or behaviors of living
  • Effectively communicating wants and needs
  • Building, maintaining, and setting boundaries in relationships
  • Working through past events or trauma in the here-and-now

This 24 week course is a Psychoeducational DBT group designed to support individuals in gaining skills in the areas of; Emotion regulation, Distress tolerance, Interpersonal effectiveness, and Mindfulness. Mastering these skills result in increased self respect, and a greater sense of peace, balance, and a connectedness to self and others.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Psychoeducational Skills Group

Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 or Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 or 5:00 – 6:00

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Psychoeducational Skills Group for “Parents”:

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Psychoeducational Skills Group for “Couples”

Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00

Advanced Dialectical (DBT) Behavior Skills Groups

Individuals who have successfully participated in skills training groups at Southern NH Counseling may choose to further build upon their initial skill set with an every other week DBT skills group. This group provides accountability to maintain skills and application for ongoing life events.

Every other Wednesday 1:00 – 1:55 or Every other Tuesday 5:00 – 5:55

Why Group Counseling?

According to Yalom (2005), individuals who participate in 12 or more group counseling sessions demonstrated significant clinical improvement compared to those who did not attend group counseling. Additionally, when paired with individual therapy, clients were three times more likely to reduce symptoms.

Referring Clients to Group Counseling?

The referring Clinician strongly influences client engagement in group counseling.  Clients who perceive the referring clinician as authentic in their belief about group counseling are 65% more likely to participate as compared to 12% participation when clients sense disbelieve in treatment outcomes by the clinician (Parcover, Dunton, Gehlert, & Mitchel; 2006).  Clinicians can help to reduce initial resistance and fear by discussing the benefits of pairing individual and group counseling and by addressing common myths and fears such as, “they won’t understand me,” “It feels unsafe to share myself with others,” or “it feels too overwhelming.”


DiAnne Proctor Ed.D, LCMHC (NH), LPC (VA), completed her Doctorate in Education at Rivier University (2014) with a research focus on “Training Graduate Students about Group Counseling.”  She earned a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University (2007) and majored in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis on Health Psychology. DiAnne completed a practicum at McLean Hospital in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Inpatient Institute (OCDI), followed by an internship at Rivier University Counseling Center.  She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in New Hampshire and has earned a certificate in Certified Group Psychotherapy (CGP), which is recognized by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. She is Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CDBT), and is Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Prior to opening private practice (2009), she worked within a community mental health agency and created a group counseling program that included 22 weekly groups.  Currently, her clinical practice provides individual counseling, group counseling, psychoeducational workshops, and training and mentoring to clinicians. 


Please call for details on current workshops being offered including:

  • Communication Skills for Couples
  • College Bound? Skills to Help you to Navigate and Succeed in College

* Cost of workshops vary.

Group counseling$50 / session per person (Prior to beginning group: Assessment $140/Training manual $30)
Individual counseling$140 / 50 minutes
Couples counseling$190 / 60 minutes

If you would like to further discuss what group may best fit you or the needs of a clients, feel free to call:
DiAnne Proctor @ (603) 578-3820 ext. #1.