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DBT-A Skills Groups. 
Parents + Adolescents Ages 12-18.
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The DBT-A (DBT for Adolescents) model is designed for a teens ages 14-18 and is extremely effective in helping teens find value and motivation in their lives. DBT-A is for teens who are suicidal and/or engage in self-harm behavior, or are experiencing  problems managing their family relationships, social relationships, emotions, and have difficulty with problem solving, listening, being respectful, and communicating. 

 

DBT-A is organized into weekly group sessions, which are didactic in nature and individual sessions, akin to talk therapy. 

DBT-A's Five Modules: 

Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment

Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change

Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others

Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it

Walking the Middle Path: how to bridge gaps in connection and communication 

Individual Weekly Sessions:

Individual therapy sessions occur in conjunction to weekly skills group, where we work collaboratively to change problematic behaviors, cultivate self-esteem, and reinforce the practice of skills learned in the group sessions. Individual sessions increase the likelihood of success in creating change and reaching goals. 

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