Call Us:  513-409-3635

                                    What is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D and modified for adolescents, DBT Skills Training teaches life-long skills that can lead to an improved ability to cope with stress, better communication skills, greater acceptance of oneself and others, and healthier approaches to dealing with strong emotions. 

Helping middle and high schoolers who…

  • Are emotionally sensitive
  • Have a difficult time calming down once upset
  • Anger easily and/or engage in impulsive behavior
  • Have high levels of anxiety.
  • Cut themselves or hurt themselves in other ways
  • Have difficulty developing and/or maintaining healthy peer relationships
  • Are still not doing well despite already being involved in therapy and/or taking medication
  • Need more support than individual therapy alone can provide


About this DBT Group

This is an 18-week curriculum and adolescents and parents must make a commitment to attend all sessions. Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness will be taught and practiced.  There will be handouts and homework.   Some weeks will be for the youth alone and others with at least one parent present.   

DBT Skills Training Group

What is the referral process?

Parents/guardians should call 513-409-3635 to schedule an appointment.  At that time, your teen will be assessed for the group and any of your particular questions will be answered.  Each adolescent must have an individual therapist.