(973)820-5174

Therapy for Healthy Habits and a Peaceful Mind 

Dr. Debra Gill, NJ Psychologist

Binge Eating DBT Sklls Groups

Dr. Debra Gill, Clinical Psychologist
124 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue 
Livingston, NJ ​07039​Phone: (973) 820-5174 Website: ​www.eatingdisordertherapistnj.com

Description:

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It is a treatment that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Eastern philosophies that emphasize the development of mindfulness and non-judgemental acceptance. DBT teaches more than 40 concrete skills and strategies that increases your self awareness and improve your ability to soothe yourself, tolerate distress, and cope effectively with emotions. By using DBT skills, you can avoid unwanted or harmful behaviors including binge eating, emotional overeating, addictive eating, and/or purging.

Group instruction in DBT skills combined with weekly individual meetings has been shown by research to be extremely effective as a treatment for Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. DBT groups offer a validating environment where you can learn alongside others struggling with their own eating issues.

I lead DBT skills education and coaching groups that meet weekly. Ideally, participants will also meet with me for a weekly individual session to discuss how you are applying the skills you are learning and develop strategies for challenging situations. You may also continue with your current therapist while attending the DBT group.

If a group setting is inconvenient or uncomfortable for you, I can teach and coach you to use DBT skills as part of individual therapy or weight-loss coaching. If desired, I can coach you in DBT as an adjunct to your current therapy if you are already seeing someone who is not an expert in teaching these skills.

Group Location, Time and Fees:
  • Groups are held at my office
  • DBT for binge eating & bulimia includes 24 weekly group meetings.
  • Participants commit to attending all group meetings.
  • Group times are usually midday on Tuesdays or Fridays for 75 minutes.
  • Group fees are suitable for reimbursement from out-of-network insurance policies. 
  • As a service to my clients, I will electronically submit a weekly claim to your insurance company to help you get prompt reimbursement.
  • Current group fee is $85
  • Fees can sometimes be reduced to accommodate people with genuine financial hardship and no out-of-network insurance coverage.
  • All potential participants meet with me for an initial individual assessment session to understand your current eating behaviors and assess whether the DBT skills group will be helpful to you.


Please contact me to set up your initial individual session