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Our Early Adolescent DBT Program provides comprehensive therapy and skills that help teenagers ages 12 to 14 who experience significant emotional difficulties such as sadness, anxiety, and isolation as well as behavioral challenges at home, school, and in other settings. This program has ongoing assessment and therapy to help manage emotions, symptoms, and to create effective behavioral changes.
The comprehensive Early Adolescent DBT program meets two times per week (Monday & Wednesday evenings or Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:00pm–6:30pm). Monday & Tuesday programming is focused exclusively on adolescents while Wednesday & Thursday programming also involves parents to increase home-based support and treatment benefits. Come early for an optional welcome, transition and snack time at 4:45pm.
The Early Adolescent DBT Program requires individual therapy for its members but is designed to work with existing individual therapists. Our program therapists collaborate with other providers to create a coordinated treatment team for our members and their parents. Family therapy may also be recommended in some cases. Length of treatment is variable based on medical necessity and goal attainment.