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Now Offering DBT Skills Training for Teen Anxiety, Depression & Anger.

Now Offering DBT Skills Training for Teen Anxiety, Depression & Anger. - MFS Blog - McCaskill Family Services - Girl_on_Bed

Groups Forming Now:

Winter 2019 Group - Plymouth
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm January 10 – February 28, 2019

Spring 2019 Group - Plymouth
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm April 11 – May 30, 2019

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment that aims to teach skills and strategies that help to regulate emotions and improve relationships. There are four main categories of skills: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Group therapy focused on teaching DBT skills to teens can be a helpful adjunct to individual therapy aimed at treating anxiety and depression. The group format allows teens to practice new skills and coping strategies while connecting to peers who are facing similar difficulties. If your teen is struggling to cope with their emotions, we can help. Join McCaskill Family Services for an 8-week DBT Skills group, run by Psychologists at our Plymouth location. To Sign up or for more info., call us at 734.416.9098 or visit our DBT page

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How To Help A Child With An Anxiety Disorder.

We thought this was an excellent article to share – a recent report from the Child Mind Institute in New York. Anxiety disorders are the most common health problems in children, and they often go untreated while children suffer. Kids with...

Team Building Event at The Brighton Equestrian Club.

A few photos from our recent, very successful team building event at the Brighton Equestrian Club. Thank you to our friends at the BEC for providing such a fantastic venue. And, of course, thank you to the horses for helping to make our day...

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By Emily Kavanagh, M.S. Limited Licensed Psychologist Director, McCaskill Family Services Assistive Technology Center Assistive Technology (AT) refers to: “Any item, any piece of equipment or any system that helps an individual bypass,...

C-BIT: An Alternative Treatment for Tics

By Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D. Many families have a hard time finding resources for their children with tics. With medications, some patients experience awful side effects, and some find that medications do not affect tic frequency or...

Habits: Making Changes that Last a Lifetime.

By Dr. Fred Upton, Ph.D. I am a person who always wants to have more data. I love step-trackers, heart rate monitors, spread sheets and functional analyses of behavior. If I can graph a behavior, I feel like I can control it. This is not...

Let's Care about Self-Care

By Truc Nguyen Taking care of yourself first and making your mental and physical well-being a priority sounds easy enough, right? However, as easy as it sounds, it can also sound kind of selfish at times. Well, I’m here to help...