Is your tween struggling with managing his emotions? Is she often overwhelmed or easily upset? Has your tween expressed a sense of emptiness or confusion? Is there frequent family conflict? Is she struggling in her peer relationships? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based approach that helps tweens learn how to cope with emotions in a healthy and productive manner. DBT is especially helpful for tweens diagnosed with anxiety or depression, or for kids struggling with self-harming behaviors such as cutting. Our ongoing DBT group is comprised of four different modules, each focusing on a specific skill. New members can join at the start of each module as space permits. Because this DBT group is primarily educational in nature, each member is required to concurrently participate in individual therapy at the provider of his choosing.
Through a series of activities, role-plays, videos, worksheets, experiential exercises, and homework activities, your tween will learn the following skills:
Mindfulness (Module 1) - focusing the mind and thoughts, directing attention, understanding how you feel, and being present in the moment
Distress Tolerance (Module 2) – how to reduce impulsivity, especially in moments of high emotional distress
Emotion Regulation (Module 3) – how to reduce emotional intensity
Interpersonal Relationships (Module 4) – how to form and maintain steady and healthy relationships, communicating personal needs, and getting needs met in a pro-social manner.
When: Each Module runs for 4 weeks. (which repeat in an ongoing rotation)
Module 1: Mindfulness – Wednesday's from 5:30pm-7:00pm, November 4th- December 2nd (Not meeting 11/25).
Module 2: Distress Tolerance – Wednesday’s from 5:30pm 7:00pm, December 9th- January 6th (Not meeting 12/23).
Module 3: Emotional Regulation – Wednesdays’s from 5:30pm-7:00pm January 13th-February 10th (Not meeting 1/27).
Module 4: Interpersonal Relationships – Wednesday’s from 5:30pm-7:00pm, February 17th-March 10th.
The Office of Wynns Family Psychology; Cary location
130 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 202, Cary, NC 27513
Therapist Kaitlin Hanson plus co-leaders as needed to ensure a small leader to student ratio
Grades: 6th- 8th
Fee: $155 for 60-minute consult (required) with Kaitlin Hanson
$400 per module (required to be paid up front, non-refundable)
(Most insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of these fees.)
A small snack may sometimes be offered so please let us know of any food allergies in advance.
20% discount for paying for all 4 modules in advance ($1280, non-refundable)
Register: Call 919-467-7777 or email Info@WynnsFamilyPsychology.com
Visit WynnsFamilyPsychology.com to learn more about the practice and the group leader