Each DBT Skills Group is facilitated by at least one person who meets the requirements to be listed in the TADBiT Therapist Directory, and the facilitators of these groups have committed to meet the requirements for groups, listed here.

The DBT Skills Groups on this page are standard DBT groups, designed for adults and following the standard DBT model. For other types of groups, please visit our Find a Skills Group page.


Facilitators: John Mader, LMFT & Nyra Hill, LCSW. Location: Carrboro. Meeting Time: Thursday, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. Cost: $75 with sliding scale available. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: jmaderlmft@gmail.com; www.dbtfamilyskills.com.

DBT and Expressive Therapy Group. Facilitators: Andrew Elman MA, ATR, LPC. Location: North Carolina Art Therapy Institute, Carrboro. Meeting Time: Monday, 7 PM-9 PM. Cost: $120, which includes all art materials. Contact: andrewelmanlpc@gmail.com, 919-641-9660.


Facilitators: Susan Gillio, Ph.D. & trainee. Location: Cary, NC. Meeting Time: Tuesday, 5:15 PM-6:45 PM. Cost: $90 per group. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: 919-677-0101 ext 520

Chapel Hill

Facilitators: Sandra Vander Linde, LMFT & Tiffany Sands, LPC. Location: Chapel Hill (near Durham). Meeting Time: Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:15 PM. Cost: $50 with sliding scale slots available. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: skvanderlinde@gmail.com; 919.641.1211

Facilitators: Mareah C. Steketee, PhD, & Chuck Holton, LCSW. Location: Chapel Hill. Meeting Time: Tuesday, 4:15 PM-6:00 PM. Cost: $60 with low fee available. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: 919.929.1227 (Ask for Paige); hrc-pa.com.

Facilitators: Noreen Esposito, PMHNP & Beth McElhinny Hayden, LCSW. Location: Chapel Hill. Meeting Time: Wednesday, 1:00-2:30 PM. Cost: $65 with limited sliding scale available. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: beth@trianglelcsw.com.

Facilitators: Ardith Burkes & Melike Warrick. Location: Chapel Hill. Meeting Time: Wednesday, 6:00 PM-7:45 PM. Cost: Sliding scale: $25 to $50. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: 919.225.3345, ardithburkes@hotmail.com.


Facilitators: Sammy F. Banawan, PhD, & Emily Michelman. Location: Durham. Meeting Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM. Cost: $60. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: Sammy: banawan@durhamdbt.com, 919-627-8675; http://www.durhamdbt.com

Facilitators: Eric Gadol, PhD, & Johnna Pilipchuk, LPA. Location: Durham. Meeting Time: Wednesday, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM. Cost: $60. In-Network Insurance: UBH; will file out-of-network claims for others. Contact: Eric: eric.gadol@gmail.com, 919-886-7792; Johnna: johnnawp@yahoo.com, 919-270-1991; http://dragonsgateconsulting.com/dbtskills.


Facilitators: Mareah C. Steketee, PhD, & Chuck Holton, LCSW. Location: Raleigh. Meeting Time: Wednesday, 5:00 PM-6:45 PM. Cost: $60 with low fee available. In-Network Insurance: None. Contact: 919.929.1227 (Ask for Paige); hrc-pa.com.