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DBT

Outpatient Program

Child and Adolescent:

Although many parents want to avoid the stigma of a mental diagnosis, providing proper treatment leads to a better long-term outcome.

 

If a child does not receive necessary care, the illness may continue into adulthood, increasing the risk for issues such as substance abuse, antisocial behavior, or suicide. When given a correct diagnosis and treatment, outlook for a healthy life as an adult is more likely.

 

Child Diagnosis:

­Children and adolescents are developing both mentally and physically making correct diagnosis more difficult. Feelings such as anxiety, anger, and shyness can be a part of developmental growth or a temporary condition rather than an illness. When troubling behaviors or intense feelings disrupts daily life, they are likely to be considered symptoms of a disorder.

With children, we obtain information from parents and other caregivers to assist us in our work. We work closely with families and medical doctors throughout the treatment process, much like our adult patients, but there is additional care taken with young patients because with cognitive and physical development changing circumstances are more likely to influence treatment.  As result, your child may or may not be in a fully structured DBT program.

ATS PLLC- Children and Adolescent Program

Anomaly Therapy Services PLLC offers structured therapy for youth struggling with behavioral problems, emotional dysregulation, bullying, substance abuse, disordered eating, self-harm, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Participants are required to attend a once-a-week individual therapy session and once a week DBT Skills Group.

 

Bi-weekly Parent and Family DBT skills groups are also offered but not required. Participants are also given phone consultation when in crises from their primary therapist or an on-call therapist as needed.

Our Intensive Based DBT Programs uses a holistic approach that focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

The following services are incorporated in our programs:

 

-Weekly Individual sessions

-Weekly DBT skills group

-15-minute Phone coaching for patients between sessions

-Parent and Family DBT skills group

-Close coordination of care with the treatment team.*

 

*Family and/or sponsors are offered an opportunity to attend Bi-weekly Parent and Family skills group. Parents and family that incorporate DBT skills develop a deeper understanding of what their child or loved one is working towards. Parents and/ or families will learn how to create an environment that validates and supports the participant so they can thrive.