Teen Group- DBT Skills

 Starts: February 4, 2021 (6 Weeks, no group Feb 25)

Thursdays 6-7pm, Parker office

Ages 13-17

Led by Meghan Olson, LSW

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is an effective treatment for those who have difficulty controlling their emotions and behaviors.   This group will help teens to replace problem behaviors with positive skills and help teens learn how to experience a range of emotions without necessarily acting on those emotions. Your teen can also expect to learn how to navigate relationships in their environment and create a life worth living.

Skills to gain in this group:

  • Mindfulness
  • Awareness of what you are feeling, why you get upset or what your goals are
  • Attention and focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Navigating and preventing fast and intense mood changes and mood dependent behaviors
  • Coping strategies to handle changing moods
  • Distress tolerance
  • Handling emotional experiences
  • Thinking through choices
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • How to handle challenging situations with others at school, home, and work
  • Creating lasting friendships
  • Walking the middle paths
  • Becoming more flexible to bend instead of breaking
  • Handling family conflict
  • Becoming a positive influence

This group is for you IF you:

  • Find yourself confused about how you are feeling or what you are thinking
  • Are unsure about your goals
  • Struggle with mood changes with little control and you are in steady negative emotional state
  • Have mood dependent behaviors and do not know how to handle it
  • Act without thinking it all through
  • Escape or avoid emotional experiences
  • Have a pattern of difficulty keeping relationships steady, getting what you wan
  • Struggle with self respect
  • Feel lonely
  • Have an absence of flexibility
  • Are unable to navigate family conflict 
  • Have extreme behaviors (drinking, smoking, stealing, extreme risk taking)

Cost: $50 out of pocket, we are in network with Tricare, Anthem, Aetna (copay, coinsurance, and deductible will apply)

Limited to 8 participants. Registration will close as soon as the spots are filled. Sign up now to secure your spot!

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