DBT SKILLS GROUP

DBT FOR TEENS

This group is designed to help teens develop skills essential to managing life stressors. Issues that we address include peer pressure, anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, loss, anger, bullying, self-esteem, academic stress, problems at home, personal accountability, substance abuse, and other topics that organically arise. 

 

Skill-building includes mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and strategies to reduce negative thinking or destructive behaviors. For clients seeking residential or outpatient aftercare, this group reinforces many of the DBT skills learned in PHP or IOP, including support for relapse prevention.

  • Learning to feel more empowered and confident

  • Identifying and challenging anxious thoughts

  • Managing social anxiety

  • Dealing with thoughts of self-harm

  • Understanding triggers

  • Reinforcing healthy coping skills

  • Identifying and working towards immediate and long-term goals

Details:

  • 8-week commitment

  • Adolescent girls, ages 14-17

  • Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm