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DBT Skills Groups and Individual Counseling.
College Age + Young Adults.

DBT skills, with a focus on the unique issues of this population, ages18-25 years-old which includes​ recent high school graduates, college students (enrolled or on leave of absence), and young adults.

                         

Growing numbers of college students and young adults are facing a variety of issues today, such as new cultural struggles: suicidal thoughts, self-injury, eating disorders, social media-induced fall-out like FOMO, pressure to attain perfection and the highest levels of success and materialism.

 

There are, of course, the expected struggles which inherently accompany this stage of development: anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity development, relationship issues, and trying to find meaning, purpose and life-satisfaction.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for college students because it has the ability to treat the most severely distressed students, as well as a broader range of students who are in need of coping skills to more effectively regulate emotions.

DBT for young adults follows the same general structure as our Adult DBT Skills groups, with additional time spent on skills and concepts specific to young clients. During weekly skills groups, participants learn the five essential skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.

 

Individual weekly therapy sessions occur in conjunction with weekly skills groups, where our focus is on increasing the client's motivation, enhancing skills acquisition and  targeting goals. 

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