Barrier Islands Psychiatry offers a variety groups treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction. Our groups are led by an experienced therapist. Insurance may cover all or a portion of the cost of participating, but many of our patients pay a small fee out-of-pocket. Please call to ask about specific costs and to register.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
(This therapy will resume from June 6.)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is a type of therapy that stems from balancing a person’s self-acceptance with a desire to change for the better.
DBT offers 4 modules:
Mindfulness: Living in the present moment without comparison to the past or future.
Emotion Regulation: Learning how to reduce negative emotion while increasing positives.
Distress Tolerance: Find meaning in painful experiences and emotions while staying safe.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Managing relationships while getting your needs met.
Tuesday Evenings 4:00-5:00 PM
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Group
This daily group is led by a therapist and is comprised of a small group of patients who are in various stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Each person participates out of choice, and even though relapses can occur, we learn from them and keep moving forward. One day at a time and taking the words such as honesty, openness and willingness to heart can bring about remarkable changes in one’s life that are possible to keep for a lifetime. Issues addressed include relapse prevention, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.
Daily (Mon-Fri) 11AM-Noon
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Therapy
Patients taking Suboxone are asked to attend group therapy either once weekly, twice monthly or once monthly based on their level of recovery. The groups have a therapist leading them; however, it is the patients’ participation that really makes this an interesting group. Not everyone is going to have a great day all of the time; however, it is always of benefit to you and possibly someone else when people share in group. Issues addressed include relapse prevention, education about Suboxone, mood and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.
Multi-Family Addiction Group
Though you may or may not struggle with substances, you ARE affected if a loved one does. Through emotional pain, financial obligations, loss of sleep, other relationships suffering, a feeling of heartbreak related to not knowing what else to do to help your family, the problematic use is far-reaching. We invite you, your person-of-concern and other members to learn about addiction, speak with others who have similar difficulties and work on individual and family healing. This group is facilitated by a licensed therapist. Frequency of group: last Friday of each month. Cost: $20/family