In this group, clients will learn skills to stay grounded in the present, cope with difficult emotions, avoid self-harmful behaviors, and improve relationship functioning. We will cover ways to choose composure and skillfulness over emotion dysregulation. All four modules of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are covered. These are Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. The group will be taught in an interactive style that includes ample opportunity for discussion and practice. Duration is approximately 28 weeks for a full cycle.
Acceptance is by interview, and enrollment is on a rolling basis. No DBT experience is necessary, but clients must be in individual therapy concurrently.
Please note that this group is currently being offered remotely due to COVID-19 precautions.
Helen Kim is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in Midtown Manhattan. A focus of Dr. Kim's work is to help her clients cope with emotion dysregulation, whether in the context of depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She also works with couples to help them identify the roadblocks that are holding them back and the way out of them. Her work is to navigate couples toward mutual understanding and to equip them with the skills to achieve the relationship they want.
Dr. Kim cares deeply about meeting clients where they are and tailoring treatment to optimize a fit with those needs. When indicated, she offers a comprehensive DBT program comprised of individual sessions, skills coaching, and DBT skills groups. At other times, an integrated treatment of CBT, DBT, and other therapeutic modalities is offered. She passionately believes that each individual who enters into treatment genuinely wants to get better, and her work is to empower them with the tools they need and a warm and accepting environment in which they can learn and grow.
Her office is located on 31st Street and Fifth Avenue, close to Herald Square station on 33rd St. to the West and the 32nd Street Lexington line on the East.