Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive, innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal adults with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
DBT is now being utilized for a wider variety of problems, including substance abuse, eating disorders, impulsivity, and self-injury. DBT has also been adapted to be utilized with adolescents. Teens who may benefit from DBT have experienced several of the following:
· Recurrent suicidal behaviors, threats, and self-injury
· Anger problems
· Relationship problems
· Mood swings
· Impulsive behaviors
· Poor sense of self
· Fears of abandonment
· Family conflict
To discuss whether DBT is right for your teen and how DBT can help, please contact me. You may also visit www.behavioraltech.org for more information about DBT.