Managing Difficult Emotions Seminar

A brief seminar to build stress management skills

This 4-session seminar will help act wisely in the face of emotional reactions. Emotions often pull people to act in counter-productive ways, leading them to feel controlled by their emotions. In this course you’ll learn specific skills to manage overwhelming emotions and increase positive experiences.

The course will draw from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a mindfulness-based therapy that has good evidence to improve mood swings, impulsivity, unstable relationships, and anxiety.

What to Expect

The seminar is different from traditional group therapy in that it involves active learning of new skills, rather than open-ended processing. You will take an active role in monitoring your progress as you learn and apply new skills to build a better life.

Costs and Insurance Coverage

Most insurances cover the group, and we also offer  sliding-scale program for out-of-pocket costs. The actual cost will depend on your insurance and income but ranges from $80-110 (for 4 weekly sessions, 1.5 hours each). There is a $60 deposit due to reserve your spot and the balance is due before or on the day of the session.

How to Sign Up

We offer skill-building courses throughout the year. Contact us to reserve a spot in the next group. The exact times will depend on everyone’s schedule – including your own – so let us know your preferences and we’ll work to set a time that fits.

Next group: Monday Evenings at 5pm, 10/16-11/6

About the Instructor

Paul has worked as a therapist for over 10 years since graduating from Wake Forest University’s graduate program in professional counseling. His first career was in the education field, where he worked with students with disabilities and as a health educator.
As a therapist, he helps people make practical changes in their lives to improve depression, anxiety, relationships and stress. He draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.
Paul has presented at professional meetings and continues to teach several therapy courses each year in Wake Forest University’s counseling department.


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