Children & Tweens DBT Group


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Children and Their Families

  • Ages: 7-10
  • Duration: 16 weeks 
  • Wednesday 4:30PM - 5:30PM 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Tweens and Their Families

  • Ages 11-13
  • 16 week Group
  • Wednesday 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Parents' Group 

  • Caregivers of children ages 7-13
  • 12 week Group
  • Wednesday 6:30PM - 8PM
  • Must complete as prerequisite to  before starting group with children

Register online and Learn about DBT Program Requirements

Children's DBT is effective for:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Demonstrates a lack of meaningful insight
  • In a state of tension or other emotional problems
  • Impatient and intolerant
  • Acting out
  • Angers easily, easily excitable, argumentative
  • Breaks rules
  • Insecurity

Goals of the Group

  • Recognize and understand emotions.
  • Better control behavior.
  • Learn ways to effectively cope with problems.
  • Learn how to problem solve difficulties.

Objectives of the Group

  • Learn to set and meet realistic goals
  • Learn to set realistic expectations of others
  • How to validate self and others
  • Learn how to use mindfulness skills
  • Learn to identify intentions and feelings
  • Learn to self regulate emotions and behaviors
  • Learn distress tolerance
  • Learn self soothing skills/relaxation skills
  • Learn techniques for handling worries
  • Learn decision making skills
  • Attend to relationships and manage conflict
  • And more

Treatment Modes

  • Individual Therapy
  • Skills Training
  • Parent Training
  • Phone Consultation (parents are required to call, children are only invited)