Is your teen struggling with managing his emotions? Is she often overwhelmed or easily upset? Has your teen expressed a sense of emptiness or confusion? Is there frequent family conflict? Is she struggling in her peer relationships? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based approach that helps teens learn how to cope with emotions in a healthy and productive manner. DBT is especially helpful for teens diagnosed with anxiety or depression, or for kids struggling with self-harming behaviors such as cutting. Our ongoing DBT group is comprised of four different modules, each focusing on a specific skill. New members can join at the start of each module as space permits. Because this DBT group is primarily educational in nature, each member is required to concurrently participate in individual therapy at the provider of his choosing.
Through a series of activities, role-plays, videos, worksheets, experiential exercises, and homework activities, your teen will learn the following skills:
• Mindfulness (Module 1) - focusing the mind and thoughts, directing attention, understanding how you feel, and being present in the moment
• Emotion Regulation (Module 2) – how to reduce emotional intensity
• Distress Tolerance (Module 3) – how to reduce impulsivity, especially in moments of high emotional distress
• Interpersonal Effectiveness (Module 4) – how to form and maintain steady and healthy relationships, communicating personal needs, and getting needs met in a pro-social manner.
When: Each Module runs for 4 weeks. Participants can join at the beginning of any module and are then encouraged to attend all 4 modules (which repeat in an ongoing rotation)
Module 1: Mindfulness - Wednesdays from 5:15pm-6:15pm, 10/20/2021-11/17/2021
Module 2: Emotional Regulation – Wednesdays from 5:15pm-6:15pm, 1/2/2022-1/5/2022 Module 3: Distress Tolerance – Wednesdays from 5:15pm-6:15pm, 1/19/2022-2/9/2022
Module 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness – Wednesdays from 5:15pm-6:15pm, 2/23/2022-3/16/2022
Where: The Office of Wynns Family Psychology; Cary location
130 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 202, Cary, NC 27513
Leader: Dr. Sara Salter plus co-leaders as needed to ensure a small leader to student ratio
Grades: 9th – 12th
Fee: $225 for 60-minute consult (required) with Dr. Salter.
$400 per module (required to be paid up front, non-refundable)
(Most insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of these fees.) A small snack may sometimes be offered so please let us know of any food allergies in advance.
20% discount for paying for all 4 modules in advance ($1280, non-refundable)
Visit WynnsFamilyPsychology.com to learn more about the practice and the group leader.