For Individual therapy, we take a skills-based approach to teach kids (age 13 to 17) cognitive-behavioral skills to help them
emotionally regulate themselves
cope with stress
stay focused and organized
and deal well with family and other social relationships.
Creative activities are integrated into learning emotional and social skills to keep therapy engaging and fun.
Teens have therapy “homework” to practice these skills between sessions in their every day lives.
A family systems approach is included such that some parenting work with and support of parents is key to treatment.
Learn more about the Child Intake Process.
For group and individual DBT treatment for adolescents (age13 - 12th grade), see our Adolescent DBT Program.