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Queering Self-Care

Neurodiversity & Queer Affirming DBT Coping Skills Group

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Connect with a community of LGBTQIA+ young adult peers in mental health focused community.


With a commitment to honor diversity & accessibility, Queering Self-Care uses the Neurodivergent Friendly Workbook of DBT Skills by Sonny Jane Wise. Each section of this accessible workbook is focused on during a group session. Those sections are:

Everday Well-being


Distress Tolerance

Emotional Regulation

Sensory Needs

How we use

The Neurodivergent Friendly Workbook of DBT Skills

by Sonny Jane Wise

This 75-page workbook is packed with information. In group sessions, we focus on one exercise from each section. Further exploration encouraged!


What's the process?

The first step is to schedule a 30-minute consultation to meet a member of the team at Divergent Path Wellness. At your consultation, ask any questions you have and together we'll determine if Queering Self-Care is a good fit. If it is, you'll complete intake forms, setting up a account in the client portal with Divergent Path Wellness. Purchase your copy of the workbook (not included in registration). You'll receive an invite from the QSC facilitator with link to join the group. Here's an overview of the themes of each session...


Introductions & Boundaries

Who we are, why we're here, and what we (as a group) can do to keep things accessible, inclusive and supportive. 



We'll begin with time to reflect on practicing everyday well-being. As a group, you'll use mindfulness to practice getting present. 


Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation


Everyday Well-being

Together, we'll reflect on the last session. Re-engaging with group support, you'll explore everyday well-being. 


Distress Tolerance

Share your successes and challenges using skills outside session with group support and feedback. Then learn about distress tolerance for responding to difficult situations.


Sensory Needs

Practicing self-care by honoring our sensory experiences.


Closing Celebration

Heck, yeah! By the time we're at this session, you've worked on self-care skills, created connections, and shown up as yourself! In this last session we celebrate you and plan together for next steps.

Beyond this group...

The skills you'll discover through Queering Self-Care are useful on their own and make a strong complement to individual therapy. Group may not be appropriate for all individuals. In some situations, individuals may additionally need to participate in individual therapy (either at Divergent Path Wellness or another practice) to have adequate support outside of group. This will depend on your individual situation and be discussed during the initial consultation.

Have you previously participated in a DBT skills group, or participated in Queering Self-Care before, and wonder about participating? We invite you to schedule a consultation! Whether you've previously engaged in Queering Self-Care or a more traditional DBT program, joining a new session is an opportunity to refresh your skills and connect with support.

If you're looking for group or individual therapy and are not in Virginia we recommend checking out the directory at Inclusive Therapists

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