DBT Skills for Teens
Our group therapy program is unique in that we encourage our clients to continue working with their outside therapists when enrolled in our groups. We will collaborate weekly with your therapist to create a cohesive Treatment Team that focuses on comprehensive, high-quality care.
In group therapy, clients gain support and understanding from others with similar experiences. It also offers the opportunity to learn to express and tolerate difficult emotions in a safe and nurturing environment. Group therapy is particularly helpful for teens who feel isolated or alone.
DBT includes four sets of behavioral skills.
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
There is increasing evidence that DBT skills training alone is a promising intervention for a wide variety of both clinical and nonclinical populations and across settings. - BehavioralTech
DBT Skills for High School Students (co-ed grades 9-12). For teens with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, avoidance behaviors, school pressure, and family or peer relationship issues. Participants learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, plus learn skills to form and maintain healthy peer relationships. The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help participants manage and improve their lives.
- Thursdays 7:00-8:00PM
- Enrollment is open for new members to join at any time in the cycle.
- (Some skills are better than no skills! - we make all new members feel welcome)
- SUMMER DBT GROUP INTENSIVE JUNE 29-AUGUST 11, 7:00-8:30PM
An assessment is required in order to join this group.