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DBT Therapy in Austin

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"The DBT group has given me my life back.   Jennifer gives you valuable insight about yourself that you never even saw. I can't recommend her enough. The homework that she gives you after each group really helps you put the lesson that you learned that week to work and forces you to put it into practice."

- Anastasia M -

“I just finished Jennifer's 8 month DBT Skills Group.   My emotional IQ has greatly increased.  Not only am I more aware of my emotions, but able to control them.  My relationships have immensely improved including my marriage which was on the rocks when I started.”

- Charlie P -

This is the most productive therapy that I have ever experienced. There is no way I would have mastered the skills without Jennifer's expertise. In addition, I appreciate Jennifer's ability to really focus in on productive solutions as we apply the DBT skills. She is consistent in her approach and is very good at bringing the discussion back to the root issue. 

 - Kirsha D -

Meet Jennifer Wu, LCSW

I am not a "talk therapist" (where you talk, I only listen).   The style of therapy I provide clients is skill based.  You can expect for me to give you feedback and coaching in sessions to help you connect your stressor to a new coping skill to try out.   Future sessions are then spent on you giving me feedback on how your coping skills worked and we troubleshoot from there.   By the time you leave therapy, you will have enhanced confidence in applying your coping skills to everyday life situations.

The process of therapy can help you work through the issues that are keeping you stuck. I work with clients who deal with depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, the effects of narcissistic abuse, eating disorders, addictions, anger issues, avoidant behaviors, and relationship tensions.

DBT Therapy focuses on coping skills to better manage these symptoms which can help you build a life worth living.

For over 20 years, I have provided DBT individual and group therapy and am the only DBT Therapist in Austin providing DBT Advanced groups which are graduate level DBT Skills groups that provides clients with higher level topical based curriculum.  These groups provide a space for clients to receive coaching on how to apply a combination of DBT skills to every day life issues in a smaller group setting.  

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Services Offered

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Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapy are approaches used to help clients work through past and present issues. At the beginning of treatment, clients will typically do 1-3 individual sessions (before joining a skills group) to develop goals, develop momentum in working through issues, and gain insight into how DBT skills connect to symptoms.  After this, the DBT Skills group becomes the main modality of treatment and clients will supplement with individual therapy (frequency is individualized to the needs of the client).

Fee: $175/session (45 minutes)

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For effective DBT group treatment, it is recommended that clients attend group for at least 8-12 months in order to gain confidence in practicing and implementing new behavioral skills in their natural environment. DBT skills are taught to help clients become more aware and mindful, improve interpersonal relationships, increase ability to understand and manage painful emotions, and tolerate emotions without engaging in self-harm behaviors. 

Fee: $75/group (90 minutes)

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DBT Advanced Group

Designed for group members who have already completed 8 months of skills training and desire to use the twice-a-month advance group to continue momentum in skills application.  Coaching from the therapist and interactive feedback from other group members assist the client in sharpening their skill usage and working through current stressors. Curriculum is developed by Jennifer Wu and coaches clients on using a combination of DBT skills for everyday hot topics. 

Fee: $75/group (60 minutes)

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DBT Advanced Process Group

Designed for group members who have already completed 8 months of skills training and desire to use the twice-a-month advance group to continue momentum in skills application.  

 

Coaching from the therapist, a space to process and express emotions, and interactive feedback from other group members assist the client in sharpening their skill usage and working through current stressors. 

Fee: $75/group (60 minutes)

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RODBT Skills Group

For group members who struggle with excessive self-control and over-control tendencies which can be exhibited by rule-governed behaviors, social anxiety, perfectionism, high social comparisons, envy/bitterness and obsessive/compulsive disorders.  This is for clients who have already completed 8 months of standard DBT skills training and want to focus on targeting their specific over-control tendencies.

Fee: $75/group (90 minutes)

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Couples Therapy

The focus of couples counseling is to work through issues such as conflict resolution, understanding dysfunctional communication patterns and develop healthier ways to relate and build trust.  DBT coping skills are utilized and modeled to give couples more effective ways to communicate and reduce conflict. 

Fee: $225/session (50 minutes)

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