Our Sydney DBT group program is run out out of our art therapy space in Rozelle and in Woollahra. Individual Therapy is provided throughout Sydney via our network of accredited therapists. Our Sydney DBT program program is accredited and overseen by the Australian DBT Institute with both the 30 week adult and 20 week youth program available!


When is this group run?
Thursdays 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Order of modules. The Essentia program is an open group with modules run in the following order:

  • Term 4: Distress Tolerance (2 weeks mindfulness at the start of the term)

Who is this group suitable for? This group is suitable for adults aged above 18 yrs who are experiencing difficulties managing relationships and life experiences. Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Regulation Difficulties or similar traits will find this group useful.

What skills are developed in this group? This group supports participants to analyse their behaviour/target problems individually and as a group, identify triggers and vulnerabilities, identify opportunities to manage more effectively and take active steps to change problematic patterns.  Participants will be taught techniques such as problem solving and chain analysis to help them assess and address challenging issues in their lives. The group allows exploration of the skill modules of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. The group will be taught relevant techniques and practice in session to identify and build on skills that they currently have, manage their distress, interpersonal effectiveness and difficult life circumstances.

What is the intake process? New participants will need to attend an assessment approximately 2 weeks prior to starting a group to determine suitability and timing of intake. Known participants will need to discuss entry with their individual therapist. Participants can commence group at the mindfulness module (at the start of each term commencing February, April, June or October).

What Evidence Based approaches are used in this group? This group is based on the Evidence Based Treatment Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Fees for Adult Program
A range services may can offset fees for our programs including medicare, private health insurance, WorkCover, Victims of Crime or other health services

  • Full program (Individual Therapy, Group Program & Initial Assessment) $270 per week or $7,200 if paid up front
  • Individual Therapy $200 per session  ($160 with health care card)
  • Group Therapy $100per session ($60 with health care card)

For more information about our 30 week program click here

Expression your interest by completing a referral form (To start a module participants must complete an assessment of 3-4 sessions before commencing the or DBT program.