Adolescent DBT Group

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Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group for teens ages 12-17.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of mental health counseling that teaches mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Learn more about how DBT works here. 

This 8-week group will help your teenager learn useful skills to bring balance into their lives. 

All new participants and their parent/guardian must attend an intake appointment prior to the group to complete an assessment, establish personal goals for the group, and discuss group rules- this is included in total group cost.


The Takeaways:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a skills-based approach that teaches four different sets of skills: 

  • Mindfulness skills to help us become aware of ourselves and the world. They help us recognize our patterns and triggers, teach us to make wise decisions and focus our attention. 
  • Distress Tolerance skills help us cope with difficult situations and emotions without turning to harmful behaviors. There are our "crisis survival skills."
  • Emotional Regulation skills teach us to become more aware of our emotions, create emotional balance, and build self-confidence.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness skills teach us communication and relationship skills. They help us be assertive, set boundaries, maintain healthy relationships, and increase self-respect. 

WHO: Adolescents (ages 12-17)

COST: $225. Now Accepting Medicaid. Participants must pay in full for the complete duration of the group. No refunds will be offered to individuals that do not complete the group.

WHEN: We are offering 2 groups during the first half of 2019. Each 8-week session occurs on Tuesday evenings.  

May 7th- June 25th 

Late Summer: 
July 9th- August 17th 

September 10th- November 5th 

TIME: 6:30 PM - 8 PM

LOCATION: Idaho Youth Ranch Family Services - 7025 W Emerald St, Boise, ID 83704 

REGISTER NOW: 208-947-0863