Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?


Dialectical Behavior Therapy - McCaskill Family Services - Girl_with_phoneDialectical 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.

Online Counseling Services Available For Patients Throughout Michigan

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Meet with a licensed psychologist by phone or video

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Teletherapy is safe and private and follows all HIPPA guidelines

 

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Who would benefit from Dialectical Behavior Therapy from McCaskill Family Services? Older children, teens, young adults, and adults with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anger

DBT can be done in both individual and group formats. Many of the experienced clinicians at McCaskill Family Services in both the Brighton and Plymouth locations are able to provide DBT in individual sessions.

Teen Anxiety and Depression DBT Skills Group

If you or your teen is struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties and is currently working with an individual therapist, our DBT Skills Group may be a helpful addition to individual therapy. We will work with you or your teen's individual therapist to ensure the best possible care. No current individual therapist? Our skilled psychologists at McCaskill Family Services are accepting new patients and are uniquely able to work with the group therapists to integrate services.

Group therapy is an especially effective format for teaching DBT skills to because it allows one to practice new skills and coping strategies while connecting to others who are facing similar difficulties.

DBT Skills Zoom Group for Teens

Taught by Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Tuesdays and Fridays - 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dates: April 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, May 1st, 5th, 8th

Is feeling stuck inside making your teen’s anxiety and depression even harder for them to deal with?

Many people are feeling off-balance with the disruption to routine caused by the current pandemic. Teens who were already struggling with anxiety and depression may be struggling even more now than usual, given that many of their go-to coping strategies are currently unavailable (like playing sports and hanging out with friends). DBT skills, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills, may be more helpful and important to learn now than ever before to help struggling teens learn new ways to cope with overwhelming thoughts and feelings.

Group therapy is an especially effective format for teaching DBT skills to because it allows one to practice new skills and coping strategies while connecting to others who are facing similar difficulties. The group format via Zoom is especially helpful right now, given the limited social interaction teens are currently facing. Our DBT Skills Group may be a helpful addition to individual therapy. We will work with your teen's individual therapist to ensure the best possible care.

We are offering the entire group series at very low cost at this time ($1200 savings!):
  • *$199.00 total cost of group for 2 days/week for 4 weeks

*This group is usually $175.00/day ($1400 for the full 8-week session) as it is directly taught by Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Amanda Klingensmith.

Please call our office at 734-416-9098 or email office@mccaskillfamilyservices.com to register now. Teens ages 13-18 only. Each teen must have an individual therapist. Registration is on a first-come basis. We are only offering a limited number of spots to ensure personalized attention, support and guidance.

Each group runs for 8 weekly sessions for 90 minutes each session. Each 90-minute session is billed as a group therapy session with a Licensed Ph.D. Psychologist.  Since we are out of network providers, we will provide you with receipts that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

Accepting new patients via Telehealth for all Michigan residents and in-person for both Plymouth and Brighton locations!