Making Time for Mindfulness

Jason Fritts, LCSW

Starting July 5th, 2019
4:30pm to 5:30pm


Portland DBT Institute
5200 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 580
Portland, OR 97239

Presented by
Jason Fritts, LCSW
Portland DBT Institute

If you are interested in this group, or any services with PDBTI, please fill out our electronic referral form.

Electronic Referral Form


At PDBTI, Jason is Program Manager for the DBT-S team to support clients’ recovery from co-occurring substance use and mental health difficulties.  His professional training, range of personal interests (from meditation and yoga, to recreational team sports, to popular and jazz music performance), and life experiences with grief and loss inform his empathic, light-hearted, scientific, and down-to-earth approach to working with clients in therapy.


In this phase two group, we will spend time going more deeply into the mindfulness skills as they are taught in DBT and various other traditions. We will spend time working with three different areas of mindfulness practice: concentration, cultivating of loving kindness and compassion, and accessing wise mind through presence. The emphasis on this group is to practice mindfulness, so we will be spending up to 30-40 min each session practicing the presented skills. This is an open group with a minimum participation requirement of three months.  Participants are welcome to stay in the group for a longer period of time after the initial three months.


 Individuals who are interested in learning more about the practice of mindfulness and are seeking an opportunity to get an experiential flavor of what mindfulness is all about. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective in:

  • Reducing pain, tension, and stress
  • Increasing joy and happiness
  • Improving physical health and relationships
  • Decreasing anxiety and depression

“The Present moment is filled with joy and happiness.
If you are attentive, you will see it”.

-Thich Nhat Hahn


We can work with insurance providers to bill group services. We work with most insurance companies, and charge $75 per group session if individuals wish to pay out-of-pocket.

We ask all individuals who wish to participate in services at Portland DBT Institute to complete an intake session in order to review goals of group, answers questions about the group process, create a brief treatment plan, and answer questions about billing and insurance procedures.

Electronic Referral Form

For registration, insurance, and billing questions, please contact our Intake Team (503) 290-3291, or