Can you think of a high school girl who is really struggling with BIG EMOTIONS?
Adolescents who may benefit from participating in this group may be described as kids who struggle with impulsive/disruptive behaviors, frequent mood swings, self-injurious and suicidal behaviors, depression and anxiety, family/peer conflict, anger outbursts and poor coping skills. The high school girl may:
Think in extremes: they may experience difficulty with flexible thinking. Everything is black or white with no middle ground. They may even experience difficulty stopping negative thoughts.
Feel in extremes: they may be highly sensitive to their own feelings and those of others. They may constantly beat themselves up over things that seems small to others. They may also feel their emotions more strongly than others and experience difficulty moving on from negative feelings.
Behave in extremes: they may escalate into rage like behaviors quickly without thinking or may not be able to slow their reactions down fast enough to avoid acting out.
As a result, they may hurt others, themselves or damage property. These extremes disrupt the high school girl's life. It even stops her from making and keeping healthy relationships with others.
Help is available, virtually!!
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment model designed to help participants learn how to better respond to life stressors.
Participants will learn to:
Understand, manage and regulate emotions.
Tolerate distress and crises without making problems bigger.
Maintain satisfying relationships with other by increasing problem solving skills and how to manage differences of opinions.
Increase self-awareness, expand their ability to recognize alternative points of view and manage emotional situations.
Our next girls group starts January 9th!! It is 10 weeks of learning and practicing the core DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Can you think of a high school girl who NEEDS this help? We want to hear from you, today! Email us today to start the referral process. or sign up HERE
YES, we accept most major insurance plans including Mecklenburg County Medicaid.