Adolescent Growth Now Offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to Clients

We are proud to announce Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (“DBT”) is now offered at Adolescent Growth. The clinical staff receives ongoing specialized (“DBT”) training that equips our licensed therapists and other members of the clinical staff in providing cutting-edge support and clinical goals to help teens in crisis. Some examples include:
1. Helping an adolescent to reduce and then extinguish behaviors associated with cutting and thoughts of suicide.
2. Encouraging teens to reduce and then extinguish behaviors that impede the therapeutic process (i.e., such as behaviors that exhausts parents, therapists, friends, etc who try to help teens get well). Adolescent Growth is accredited by the Joint Commission and a preferred provider as a contracted facility with most major insurance companies.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

(“DBT”) is a system of therapy originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. (“DBT”) is a powerful evidenced based treatment modality that has proven to be effective in skills acquisition and lasting change.

Who can benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Research indicates that (“DBT”) is effective in treating adolescents who present with varied symptoms and behaviors associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-injury, co-occurring disorders (chemical dependency and eating disorders), anxiety disorders, sexual abuse survivors all with some form of borderline personality disorder.

Adolescent Growth is a comprehensive treatment program that uses proven methods, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, for turning around the lives of struggling teenagers.

We offer affordable help for struggling teenagers; we accept insurance.

Adolescent Growth is accredited by the Joint Commission.


  • Linehan, M.M., 1987. Dialectical behavior therapy: A cognitive behavioral approach to parasuicide. Journal of Personality Disorders 1:328-333.
  • Linehan, M.M., 1993a. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Linehan, M.M., 1993b. Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Linehan, M.M., in press. Skills Training Manual for Disordered Emotion Regulation. New York: Guilford Press.
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