DBT Skills for Teens
Do you know a teen who is struggling with a pattern of self-destructive behaviors followed by self-loathing? Is he or she lacking the understanding, motivation or tools necessary to acknowledge the pattern and make healthy changes? Have you tried other therapies before, but they don't seem to be effective or haven't been a good fit?
Our Licensed Therapists can guide your teen to understand the HEALTHY CHOICES that are available and to actually learn to use them.
We help teens get in touch with the obstacles blocking them from positive thoughts, urges and behaviors and learn to internalize new healthy ones.
DBT Skills can help!
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.
Enrollment is open at any point in the group cycle. SOME SKILLS ARE BETTER THAN NO SKILLS!
An assessment is required in order to join this group.