For Information about Learning DBT Skills and DBT Skills Training Classes (click here)

 As a DBT skills trainer, I am now offering several online DBT skills training classes. So clients all over the globe have the opportunity to access DBT Skills. And transform their emotional sensitivity into a Superpower!

Diana Partington

ONLINE Adult DBT skills training classes

(available via Zoom to adults anywhere in the world currently working with a licensed therapist for individual treatment)

DBT skills classes present over 100 skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a highly accessible teaching style. Think of skills training as a class where you learn all kinds of amazing tools for living your life differently! The goal of this class is to teach clients to use DBT skills to help heal the behaviors and thinking that can cause depression and anxiety, replace “unskillful” coping strategies such as suicide, self-harm, drugs and other strategies that have negative and often dangerous side effects. Dialectical Behavior Therapy has proven to be highly effective in research studies of the impact of DBT on depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse disorders, and eating disorders.

DBT Skills Class begins with a brief guided meditation.  Often members have an opportunity to share stories of their skills use and review homework.  Then we transition to introducing new skills.  The focus of group is learning and effectively using the full array of DBT skills.  The course is taught in four sections, including Mindfulness (being fully present in the moment), Interpersonal Effectiveness (Getting what you want and having other people feel good about it, as well as setting limits), Distress Tolerance(getting through a crisis without making it worse) and Emotion Regulation (managing overwhelming emotions.)

All clients must meet with Diana for Admissions and Orientation before starting group. We will then have a few individual follow up check ins as needed.

Text or call me at (615) 775-3956 to learn more about how DBT Skills training can help you. 

DBT classes are offered on

Wednesdays at 4:30pm

Friday at 10am

and Saturday at 11am (US Central time)

Why On-line skills training classes?

  • Engaging 90-minute classes with an experienced DBT Skills Trainer
  • Convenient times through out the week
  • Easily accessed through a Zoom platform from anywhere in the world!
  • Each group is limited to 12 clients
  • Individual intakes allow you to build rapport with your Skills Trainer
  • Additional one-on-one “check-ins” available once a month for personalized instruction

No need to Change Therapists

Clients do not have to be in full DBT to benefit from Learning DBT Skills. Consider adding ONLINE DBT Skills training classes as a supplement to your work with your individual therapist. A depth learning oriented program of Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness can enhance your therapy regardless of the type of therapy you are doing with your therapist.

You are doing to love group.  Its a fun learning environment where you will find supportive peers on similiar journeys.  And everyone is there to reduce their suffering and learn new ways of doing things!

“You will love group. Along with other wonderful, smart, kind people, you will learn skills that transform your life. And along the way, you will laugh, be moved and grow.”

Diana Partington

If you are interested in full DBT with Diana, please discuss that option with her during your complimentary 15 minute phone consultation. The best way to initiate contact is to email her at .

Who is eligible to participate?

DBT for Life Skills Training Classes are offered ONLINE for adults 18 and over who are working with a licensed clinician for Individual therapy in their state or country of residence. DBT for Life services are limited to DBT skills training and are meant to be included as a supplement to your treatment plan.


The fee for group is $60 per session.

Group is payable by the month regardless of attendance.

It is just a month-to-month commitment.

I do not take insurance, though I can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance (you should check with your insurance about their rates for out of network reimbursement for behavioral health.)

Discover your Superpower!

If you are emotionally sensitive, you probably know it.

“You are too sensitive!”

“It’s not that big a deal!”

“Why don’t you just get over it?”

Heard these before?

Most people arrive in DBT feeling like their emotional sensitivity is a liability. Like it has been ruining their lives. That’s because it has!

Learning DBT Skills can change all of that. Skills will teach you how to manage the downsides of emotional sensitivity: The anger, fear, jealousy, loneliness, depression and anxiety. So you can enjoy your superpowers! Yes! Superpowers!

Emotionally sensitive people have access to more passion, more joy, more creativity, intuition, compassion than most other human beings. This is the exquisite side of being sensitive. It is your superpower. Its time to claim it.

Launch your superpowers by signing up for DBT Skills training classes. Training is offered on Zoom–so you can take classes from anywhere in the world!

All clients must be in individual therapy with a licensed therapist to participate in Skills Training. Skills training classes are not a substitute for therapy, but they can be a transformative supplement to the hard work you are already doing in treatment.

Clients sign up for one month at a time, so if you decide its not for you, there is no long term commitment. You will learn skills for managing overwhelming emotions, communication, getting through a crisis, setting limits and so much more. There are over a hundred skills and the class will help you learn to incorporate them into your life.

Please contact Diana Partington at for more information. Or text at (615)775-3956. Be sure to mention that you want to know more about DBT Skills classes. Or follow the link in the menu above for Skills Training.

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Diana is a licensed professional counselor based in Nashville. She has been teaching DBT skills for the last ten years after writing her master's thesis about making DBT skills training interesting and engaging. She loves using story telling to help illustrate how skills can be used.

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