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female therapist explaining dialectical behavior therapy to a clientBehavioral therapies are the leading evidence-based therapies to help teens and adults recognize belief systems, thought patterns, and behaviors. Through various types of therapy, clients create lasting change and build emotional resilience. Unfortunately, today’s teens often struggle with mental health and their emotions. Dialectical behavior therapy can help teens struggling with mental health, substance abuse, and emotional challenges. For teens across Southern California, Clear Recovery Teen Program provides dialectical behavior therapy for comprehensive mental healthcare in Redondo Beach, CA. 

If your teen needs mental health therapy or support for addiction, Clear Recovery Teen Program can help. With a range of treatment programs for mental health and addiction, teens at Clear Recovery Teen Program build resilience, community, and receive the tools they need to thrive. Call us now at 866.522.2084 to learn more about our evidence-based mental health and addiction therapy for teens

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? 

Dialectical behavior therapy, commonly called DBT, is a behavioral talk therapy. Behavioral therapies help clients recognize, understand, and change behaviors, thought patterns, and belief systems. Dialectical behavior therapy specializes in helping clients with difficult, painful, or polarizing emotions. Through daily or weekly sessions, therapists help clients increase their emotional tolerance. Through exercises, homework, and time, clients build emotional resilience and become more comfortable with their full range of emotions. 

Unfortunately, many teens may turn to substance abuse to self-soothe for emotional pain, anxiety, and depression. For those with a co-occurring disorder, the desire to self-medicate may be stronger. So is their risk of addiction. DBT can help teens fully experience their emotions and find healthy ways to cope with stress, sadness, grief, fear, and anxiety. 

What Happens During Dialectical Behavior Therapy Sessions?

During a session, a teen works with their DBT therapist for 60 to 90 minutes. Some therapists use DBT in group and family therapy, while others use it for individual sessions. The therapist provides a teen with exercises, tools, and homework in response to their emotional needs, fears, and goals. For those in recovery, DBT sessions focus on addiction triggers and emotional coping tools. Often, these exercises help teens slowly integrate major life changes while assisting them in managing the day-to-day pressure of teenage life. Therapists also support co-occurring disorders for holistic health. This can reduce addiction triggers, stress, and help resolve unhealed trauma.  

Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens

At Clear Recovery Teen Program, our therapists help teens thrive with DBT. Benefits of dialectic behavioral therapy include:

  • Learning and using mindfulness practices
  • Recognizing toxic relationships
  • Changing family dynamics
  • Reducing anxiety and anger
  • Improving communication
  • Lowering addiction triggers
  • Increasing life balance

DBT is one of the leading evidence-based therapies for mood disorders and addiction because it really works. A highly individualized approach to mental health can help teens regulate daily life and reduce overall stress. It can help teens find healthy ways to build emotional resilience.

Learn More About DBT For Teens in Redondo Beach, California

Teens can struggle to keep emotions in check. DBT helps clients understand emotions are fleeting. If your teen is struggling with substance use or managing their emotions, DBT can help. 

At Clear Recovery Teen Program, our therapists help teens reconnect with their families, communities, and themselves through DBT and other evidence-based therapy. Whether your teen is struggling with painkillers, anxiety meds, or vaping, dialectical behavior therapy can help. Our dual diagnosis treatment provides comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment for teens across Southern California. 

Call Us Now To Enroll at Clear Recovery Teen Today!

Learn how DBT can help your teen thrive. Call Clear Recovery Teen Program now at 866.522.2084 to begin dialectical behavior therapy today.