Making Time for Mindfulness

6:00PM – 7:00PM

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

Presented by
Robert Woods, LPC, CADCI
Portland DBT Institute


Robert Woods, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor since 2005 and has been a member of the Portland DBT Institute Substance Team since 2012. He is trained in EMDR level 1 and 2 and is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. Robert specializes in the practice of mindfulness in a therapeutic setting and has practiced meditation for over 20 years.  His gentle and compassionate presence creates an encouraging environment which helps participants directly experience their own wise mind.


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.

For registration, insurance questions, and billing questions, please contact our referral coordinator Brianna Johnson at (503) 290-3297, or