If your teenager is dealing with psychiatric or behavioral issues, you may be familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy or mindfulness practices. What you might not know is that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) incorporates aspects of both practices in one intensive, structured program for adolescents who face extreme emotional instability. DBT works by focusing on your adolescent’s acceptance of their feelings (mindfulness), and learning to adapt their thinking to change their experience (cognitive behavioral therapy). For teens dealing with depression, anxiety, self-harm or suicidal ideation, DBT offers a proven approach that can help.
While the approach and implementation of our full-immersion DBT program at Midwest Center for Youth & Families may be adapted for the age and sex of the youth we serve, each resident’s treatment will include the following:
Find out how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Midwest Center for Youth & Families can help your child find hope and healing. Call 888-629-3471 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you or your loved one need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.