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Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a well-researched and comprehensive treatment approach that is designed to help people who have difficulty in regulating their emotions. DBT provides adolescents with the skills necessary to increase distress tolerance, manage emotions, improve interpersonal effectiveness and develop mindfulness. Ultimately, our goal is to help youth move toward having a life that feels more meaningful and worthwhile.

Treatment approaches utilized in DBT are sensitive to various attachment styles and are individualized to each youth’s treatment needs. These treatment approaches are identified by a treatment team, offering our young patients a multi-disciplinary approach to promote a successful outcome.

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University Behavioral Center offers no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us any time at 407-281-7000. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.