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DBT- Want to Better Manage your Emotions in Life?

DBT Adult Group in Falls Church

(now enrolling clients)

Transforming Difficult Emotions with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Due to COVID-19, the group is currently virtual!

This is a dialectical behavior therapy-based group that will focus on recognizing, dealing with, accepting, and changing our emotions specifically through the use of the DBT skills: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and relationships skills.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on mind body connection incorporating intrapsychic and interpersonal factors. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships.

DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.

This group is for you if…

If you are experiencing intense emotions and it is impacting you negatively (i.e., it is hurting your relationships; you feel out of control or overwhelmed too often; you deal with obsessive, compulsive, or self-destructive behavior; you have difficulty organizing your life; you struggle with transitions, etc.), then this group is for you.

Come to this DBT group with whatever emotions you are feeling and learn how to better cope with them so that you can better show love and understanding to both yourself and to others.

Learn how to increase your self-awareness

Whether you know the reasons for your difficult emotions or not, come learn how to increase your self-awareness and your understanding of what is going on in the inside. Most importantly, Learn how to cope with it.  This group will be part psychoeducational and part discussion/processing.

Ideal participants include those who are experiencing intense and difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, grief, depression, etc.    So, new groups are starting all the time; interested participants should contact me for an initial screening to ensure that this group is appropriate for them, and then I will provide them start-date information for the next group.


Adult (18+)

Starts: October 7th, 2022

Length of time:  Friday evenings 6-7:30pm for 10 weeks; 1.5 hours each session.

Cost: $80 per session + DBT skills book.
(Payment is half up front and half between right after 5th session. If you are in network with BCBS Carefirst, even though we are in network, you would have to submit according to your plan since insurance doesn’t cover for group services. For anybody else, we would provide you with receipts to submit for reimbursement as well.

Please keep in mind that we require a credit card on file.

Client in VA and MD jurisdiction can participate.
Pre-requisite: 15-20 minute free phone screening with group leader to make sure the group is a good fit for you and vice-versa)

Format: 10+ participants per group; to promote group cohesion participants are asked to miss no more than 1 of the 8 sessions.

Facilitators: Andreea Solfavi, LPC

To register or inquire:
Contact Andreea at info@dcvacounseling-psychotherapy.com

Processing and DBT Group for Teens and Young Adults

(Ages 15-19)

Adolescence and young adulthood are already a time of developmental changes and big social and career oriented decisions. During these times of big changes, transitions and uncertainty, people need extra support. Therefore, not only being there for our children, but providing them with extra support and connection while dealing with all of this, is a must.

Sign your teen and young adult. We will be discussing topics such as:

  • Social Support Groups/Systems
  • Self-Care (making sure you aren’t isolating/withdrawing/internalizing
  • Relationships romantic and friendship
  • Overall awareness of wellness especially during these times (i.e. mental health)
  • Dealing with personal expectations vs. realistic expectations(career, social or otherwise) – what should be vs what is
  • Social media 
  • Boundaries Boundaries ! even with family members during this quarantine.
  • Beauty Myths
  • LGBTQ+/Acceptance

Come process with peers your age in a safe and supported environment feelings that are totally normal and learn some tools to deal with feelings or situations that might be more complicated.

Jilliam Friedman will be moderating and leading the group. For more information, please call Call us at 703-231-7991 or email info@dcvacounselig-psychotherapy.com

Cost: $40 per session.

Duration: 6 weeks with possibility to extend it. 1.5 hours each time

Time: TBD

Format: 2-6 participants per group; to promote group cohesion participants are asked to miss no more than 1 of the 6 sessions

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic quarantine, the group is currently virtual