Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) uses cognitive and behavioral approaches to interrupt disruptive behaviors and transform them into more effective coping mechanisms.
The research-based coping mechanisms involved in DBT are especially useful for adolescents experiencing serious problems, including:
- Chronic thoughts of suicide
- Eating disorders
- Self-harming behaviors
- Substance abuse
Because DBT is so effective, we offer a group training class where your adolescent — and your parents — can learn DBT skills. Together, you can then support each other while implementing those skills into your lives.
If a group setting is not for you, we have several DBT-trained therapists available for private sessions.
What to Expect
Our DBT Skills Training Clinic helps you learn better ways to regulate and manage emotions. We do this by helping families learn to balance change with acceptance, which is especially effective for adolescents — a stage of life when managing emotions can be especially difficult.
We conduct an initial assessment before starting the group ($210).