DBT Adolescent Girls & Boys Group

Adolescents

Adolescent DBT Group

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  • Ages: 14-18
  • Duration: 24 weeks 

Adolescent DBT is Effective for:

  • Adolescents who have behaviors that are defined at social problems, thought problems, attention problems, conduct problems, rule-breaking behaviors, disruptive behaviors, or aggressive behaviors at school, at home, or in the community.
  • Adolescents who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
  • And adolescents who struggle with:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity
  • Eating Disorder
  • Over-spending
  • Substance use
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Self injurious behaviors
  • Chronic suicidal thoughts
  • Multiple suicide attempts
  • Difficulty regulating emotions (including chronic moodiness or extreme reactivity and sensitivity to environmental triggers)
  • Chaotic relationships (with peers and adults)
  • Sense of emptiness and confusion about self, emotions, and behaviors of others
  • Through individual therapy, skills groups and coaching, our DBT program helps participants learn to become more mindful of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors; regulate their emotions and become more resilient; manage distress and increase impulse control; improve relationships and self-respect; and balance acceptance and change.

Goals of the Group

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

Treatment Modes

  • Individual Therapy
  • Skills Training
  • Parent Training
  • Phone Consultation (parents and adolescents are required to call)

"I love working somewhere where I am valued as a person and for my strengths. I love working with likeminded people that work to see the company grow and that also want each other to grow. Dr. Agnew help fosters the dreams of the people that work at AFBHS. The compassionate culture is something that drew me in."

-Danie Duron, MA, LPC, Lakeshore Clinical Director

"I love the balance of owning my own private practice, with the benefits of also being part of a collaborative team. We get to socialize, learn from, and brainstorm with a team of therapists who each bring something special to the table. Since this is an established practice, the details of billing, paperwork and finding referral sources are things I don’t need to worry about. Our support staff is wonderful. This is a black-owned, racially diverse therapy practice that meets the needs of our diverse clientele, which is immensely important in a diverse world. I love that AFBHS is an antiracist private practice. Lastly, this is a practice where we are invested in seeing each therapist grow a sustainable practice. In our meetings, we talk about what makes this work sustainable, we check in with one another, and we support one another. I have worked in a number of other practices over my career and have found that this is one of the most emotionally healthy places I have ever worked. I love it here. I think you might too." -Eric Nykamp, LMSW