What is DBT and how can a DBT Skills Group help my teen?
Does your teen struggle with impulsivity, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, frequent mood swings, missing out on activities or loss of interest, frequent absences from school, procrastination, perfectionism, engaging in self harm or cutting, suicidal thoughts?
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavioral therapy for teenagers and adults who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. DBT Skills groups are highly effective for highly emotional and sensitive teens.
In order to more effectively manage intense emotions that can lead to impulsive decision-making and problematic behaviors, teens participating in a DBT Skills group learn how to practice mindfulness - fully being present in the moment and focusing on one thing at a time, without judgment - along with new problem-solving skills. When mindful awareness is combined with effective problem-solving skills, sensitive and emotionally reactive teenagers and have the tools to respond effectively to difficult and stressful life experiences.
Your teen will learn concrete coping skills to manage their emotions, learn how to ask for help when needed and how to say no to peer pressure, improve relationships with family members, peers and teachers, and how to respond to situations without making the situation worse.
Group meets on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM and is appropriate for teens ages 14-18, teens can join at any time.
One time initial consultation with me is required before joining group.
Group fee-$50 per session