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Inspired's Teen Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group uses a skills-based approach. This group includes five different sets of skills to help your teen (ages 14 - 17) make healthy and effective choices to create a life they love. The following questions can help you figure out if DBT is a good fit for your teen...
❏ Does your teen sometimes feel “bad” or “upset” without knowing exactly why?
❏ Does your teen often judge himself/herself critically or make statements about
❏ Does your teen try and avoid feelings by shutting down, self-harming, or using
❏ Does your teen tend to dwell on the negative parts of life?
❏ Does your teen feel hopeless or like they have nothing to look forward to in life?
❏ Do they tend to ignore their own needs, but focus on wanting others to be
happy, "people pleasing"?
❏ Do they tend to get into unhealthy relationships with people who don’t treat them
❏ Does your teen tend to be passive in communicating with others and have a hard time
standing up for themselves?
❏ Do they switch friend groups often or cut others off easily?
❏ Do they feel misunderstood or alone?
If you answered “yes” to at least three of the above questions, this DBT Group may be a good place for your teen to find solutions and support.
DBT Will Help Your Teen...
Evaluate and understand their emotions so they know how to respond to them instead of reacting and making the situation worse with self-destructive behaviors
Communicate effectively and maintain positive relationships with friends, family and teachers when intense emotions make relating to others in a healthy way challenging
Gain confidence to ask for help when life gets overwhelming and to say "no" to others when peer pressure becomes too intense
Discover how to mindfully and fully enjoy each moment of the teen years, even when the school work has piled up and the future is one leap away... because learning to be happy and form good habits now informs how your teen will enter into the world, from this point forward.
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