DBT (Dialetical Behavior Therapy) is a highly effective treatment for teens who suffer with: extreme emotions, self-injury, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, anxiety, low self-esteem, family conflict, poor peer interactions, antisocial behaviors, eating disorders, and even ADHD.

 

DBT skills for adolescents is focused on enhancing capabilities by teaching behavioral and coping skills for adolescents with intense emotions. The group is conducted similarly to a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns home-practice for clients to apply the skills in their everyday lives.

 

 

DBT skills for parents is designed to provide education and support for the parents of adolescents who currently struggle with intense emotional

 

and behavioral difficulties by teaching them how to improve their own skills by coping with the significant stress often associated with these problems.

 

 

 

·       Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment

 

·       Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it

 

 

·       Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others

 

 

·       Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change

 



DBT Groups

Groups meet on a weekly basis for approximately 1 hour. There are 20 sessions to complete the curriculum (sometimes this may be condensed to 12-16 depending on the semester). DBT groups are demonstrated to be most effective if repeated within the same year (40 weeks total) and if both

adolescent and parents participate.

 

$80 per session *

 

(*discounted rate available for paying 20 sessions upfront)

 

 

 

Please view these sites for more information:

 

http://childmind.org/article/dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy

 

 

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201006/borderline-personality-disorder-in-adolescents

 

 

http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/home/article/adapting-dialectical-behavior-therapy-to-help-suicidal-adolescents/d1601fb65a627a822bd8a7ba0272af47.html

 

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