DBT Skills Group: Level One

The DBT Skills classes are intended to help any person address:

  • Impulsiveness and high-risk behaviours.
  • Life threatening behaviours including suicide attempts and parasuicide (self-harm) behaviours.
  • Mood swings: highs and lows.
  • Confusion about self, ‘who am I,’ and self-esteem issues.
  • Interpersonal conflict and fear of intimacy.
  • Behavioural, emotional, and thought patterns that may be contributing to misery, distress and “problems in living.”

Our DBT Skills Group class is not a stand alone component. Participants benefit best when they are involved with an individual therapist who can help them integrate the skills into their lives and support the process. For this reason, ongoing individual therapy at Inner Solutions™ is required in order to be eligible for this group.

For those registered in the complete DBT program at Inner Solutions™, the fee for this 24-week course is $2,700* (including GST). Reading materials are available for $55 plus GST. Note that the workbook price is subject to change without notice as it is matched with current retailer market price.

We are still currently offering our 12-Week Emotion Regulation Strategies Class,  now only available under special circumstances at the discretion of your therapist and the Inner Solutions™ Ltd. team.

CLIENTS NOT RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AT INNER SOLUTIONS™ LTD.:

NOTE: Groups will be in-person commencing Tuesday September 7, with the exception of our Tuesday group led by Andrew and Paige, which will be the only virtual group available. Please note that the virtual group has limited capacity and is subject to availability.

You can still join our 12-week Emotion Regulation Strategies Class if you do not have an Inner Solutions™ Ltd. therapist. In order to do this, please fill out our self-referral form. This can then be followed with a conversation where information about some of the considerations that would facilitate joining the class would be exchanged.

Class Dates / Times: Please Contact Us

Registration: To register for this program, please contact your Inner Solutions™ Ltd. therapist. If you do not have one, please complete our self referral form (click here) to register for individual therapy.

*Prices are subject to periodic changes without notice. Fees are non-refundable.

DBT For Adolescents Group

We have a program designed to treat the adolescent presentation of BPD behaviours following the model of A. Miller and J. Rathius from New York.

Ages Served:  15 – 17 years.

This program includes a webinar orientation, explaining the following components of the program:

  • One year of weekly individual therapy sessions with an Inner Solutions™ therapist
  • An 18-week Multi-Family Skills Class/Group
  • Phone coaching
  • Consultations with the therapist as needed

Orientations via webinar are held periodically to help you understand our program and determine if it is suitable for your child and family. Please check the website for dates. If you are interested, please send in a self-referral form, after which we will contact you. Due to size restrictions, we are not always able to offer all those interested in the program an immediate spot in the Multi-Family Skills Group; but the individual component of therapy can commence as soon as possible.

NOTE: Groups will be in-person commencing Monday September 13!

Class Dates / Times: Mondays 6-8pm.

DBT-A Pamphlet (View/Download PDF)

Multi-Family Skills Group Fees Schedule: $2,110*  for adolescent + $1,870* for the first parent ($3,980 total). A second parent is $1,380. Reading materials required for the course are $30+GST per family member. Note that there is a non-refundable administration fee of $1000 upon initial enrolment into the program.

To inquire about this program, please complete our self referral form (click here) and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

DBT Graduate Group: Level Two

GROUP PURPOSE:

Provides an opportunity for "graduates" of DBT Skills Training Classes to consolidate their learning and improve the application of their skills.  Members also benefit from peer support, feedback, and vicarious learning within a professionally lead group.

GROUP FORMAT:

  • NOTE: THE GROUP IS NOT OFFERED ON A ‘DROP-IN BASIS.’
  • Open enrollment.
  • Participants reflect on their practice of DBT skills, receiving and giving skills review and coaching as the opportunity arises.
  • Mindfulness practice starts the session.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have completed at least one 24-week DBT Skills Group.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Diary Card.
  • Commit to attending a minimum of 16 weeks on a regular basis with the option to continue for as long as group is helpful.
  • Agree to terms of our confidentiality form prior to attending.
  • Most clients in this group have been in therapy at Inner Solutions™. It is strongly encouraged that the person has some form of individual therapy with a DBT therapist or support available outside of this group. If there is no ongoing individual therapist, the client will be asked to meet with a therapist from Inner Solutions™ to ensure they are a good fit for the group.

Class Dates / Times: Please Contact Us

Fee Schedule: $100* per session

*Prices are subject to periodic changes without notice. Fees are non-refundable.

Registration: To register for this program, please discuss with your Inner Solutions™ Ltd. therapist.

Family and Friends Group

Next Tentative Start Date: November 3, 2021

Sessions provide information about the underpinning factors causing BPD and helpful insights, along with strategies to address the stress and worry that accompany living with a person with BPD.

This is a six week education and support series that provides:

  • Education about the disorder & treatment options.
  • Effective methods of communicating with your loved one.
  • How to disarm anger and validate emotional responses.
  • Learn how to "set limits" using DBT strategies.
  • Learn coping methods and how to work toward rebuilding safety and trust.
  • Learn about “radical acceptance.”

The series is not for persons with BPD. A separate ‘DBT skills group’ is offered for persons with BPD. The series is not meant to replace individual consultation or therapy.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions.  Participants do not need to have a relative in therapy at Inner Solutions™.

Max. group size: 12

Series Dates / Times: Wednesdays starting November 3, 2021, for six weeks from 6:30-8:30pm.**

Price: The program is $699* for the first family member, and $499* for a second family member.

Family Skills Training Workshop Pamphlet (View/Download PDF)

Registration: To register and add your name to the interest list, please contact your Inner Solutions™ Ltd. therapist, email us at admin@innersolutions.ca, or fill out & submit the Self Referral Form.

Add your name to the interest list.

*Prices and dates are subject to periodic changes without notice. Fees are non-refundable.

**Please note that as this program depends on numbers, dates may be tentative until we have enough participants enrolled.

MBSR: MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION

Next Start Date: November 4, 2021

This program is modelled after the Stress Reduction clinic at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the work of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and has been evaluated for over 30 years in many medical centres worldwide for effectiveness in reducing stress and pain and improving mood.

Facilitated by Travis Hauck, MSW*.

  • 8 weeks – 2.5 hour evening classes; plus a Saturday mini retreat.
  • Group dialogue.
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices (sitting, walking, eating).
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga.
  • Bring a yoga mat, blanket or pillow, a water bottle, etc. Wear comfortable clothing.
  • NO previous experience in meditation required.

*The facilitator is either certified to teach MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), or completing training for certification.

Class Dates / Times: Thursdays 6-8:30pm. Includes mandatory 7.5-hour weekend retreat (December 11, 9:30am-5pm).

Fee: $950 + GST. Conditions apply, please discuss directly with your individual therapist. Fees are non-refundable. Required reading materials are included in the price.

Registration: To register for this program, please contact your Inner Solutions™ Ltd. therapist, email us at admin@innersolutions.ca, call the front desk at (403) 301-3399, or fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here).

Click here to view the MBSR poster

Fee Schedule

DBT Skills: Level 1 (24 Weeks)
$2,700/SERIES*
  • 24-week commitment
  • As part of the Inner Solutions™ DBT Program
DBT-A for ADOLESCENTS GROUP
$3,980/ADOLESCENT + 1 PARENT*
  • 18-week commitment
  • Add $2,110 for Adolescent and 1,870 for Parent ($3,980 total)*. Additional parent is $1,380.
Family and Friends Group
$699/SERIES*
  • 6-week commitment
  • Add $499* for a second attendee
DBT Graduate Group: Level Two
$100/SESSION*
  • 16-week commitment, open enrollment
  • One session per week
MBSR Meditation Program
$950 + GST/SERIES*
  • 8-week commitment, 2-hour sessions
  • + Saturday mini retreat

*Prices are subject to periodic changes without notice. Fees noted above do not include workbook materials which may be an additional cost. Fees are non-refundable.