Dakota Family Services provides an intensive, comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program to help adolescents manage and regulate their emotions and behaviors.
Who is the DBT Program for?
The program is for adolescents, ages 13-18, who are “stuck” in therapy, or engaging in dangerous behaviors like suicide attempts, aggression, and self-harm, that cause severe impairment to their (and their family’s) quality of life.
What should I expect from the DBT Program?
Dakota Family Services’ six-month DBT program, available both in-person (in Fargo) and virtually using sophisticated technology to optimize the group experience, is an all-encompassing treatment where adolescents and their parents learn new skills through individual therapy, multi-family skills groups, and phone coaching designed to build motivation, hope, and ability.
What makes this DBT Program different?
While some therapists use pieces of DBT in their practices, it is intended to be a comprehensive treatment that involves weekly individual therapy, a weekly skills group, phone coaching (adolescents and/or parents can text and call their therapist during the week, within certain rules), and a weekly consultation meeting for the therapists on the team.
The DBT Program we provide at Dakota Family Services is faithful to Dr. Marsha Linehan’s research-based model, and is the only comprehensive, intensive DBT program in North Dakota.
The DBT Program is covered by Medicaid and most private insurance companies.