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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for teens: what is it, how can it help and new teen group details


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can teens help with:

· Depression

· Anxiety/OCD

· ADHD

· Grief and loss

· Family transitions

· Academic and social pressures


Is your teen struggling with managing big feelings? Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate through friendships or dating relationships? Struggling with a sense of self and belongingness? DBT may be a good fit to help your teen feel more confident about managing their relationships and emotions and learn skills to boost their mental health and well-being.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills are intended for teens who would like to more effectively cope with intense emotions, addictive behaviors or relationship struggles. The four skills categories include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. These concrete skills help to decrease suffering, and increase coping abilities. Through use of DBT skills, individuals can balance accepting life as it is with changing undesired thoughts, emotions and behaviors.


At GTCW, our DBT skills group consists of mindful meditation practice, skills training and group processing. Ideal group members are those who would benefit from learning adaptive and effective ways to manage difficult and painful emotions. DBT Skills Groups can play an important role in the treatment of those living with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury.


Contact us at (512) 400-4247 or breathe@georgetowncounselingwellness.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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