12-week DBT Group starting at The Village | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center

12-week DBT Group starting at The Village

Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

FARGO – A new group for people who struggle with their emotions, relationships or coping skills is being offered by The Village Family Service Center.

The 12-week DBT Group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12 through Aug. 28, at The Village’s main Fargo office, 1201 25th St. S. The Village also offers an ongoing DBT Group on Thursdays.

The Village’s DBT Group is based on a version of cognitive-behavioral therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In this case, DBT stands for “Developing Balanced Travels.” Participants learn the principles of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. This group is facilitated by Ruth M. Denton-Graber, LPCC, LMFT, NCC, DBTC, and Darren Carter, MS, M.Ed., LAPC, NCC.

“We focus a lot on finding balance and finding ‘wise mind,’ which is that balance between emotion and logic,” Denton-Graber said. “So we can look at something with facts and feelings at the same time and make our best choices.”

Most insurances are accepted. To register, call Kim Armbrust at (701) 451-4900.

The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training. 


The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner. 

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