St. Cloud Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Child in DBT Therapy with Parent
St. Cloud Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It was originally created for the treatment of borderline personality disorder – a disorder characterized by highly suicidal behaviors, self-harm, and intense, out-of-control emotions. DBT has now proven effective in treating a wide array of mental health disorders – personality disorders, chronic depression, and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addictions.
DBT is a treatment designed for Adolescents and Adults who struggle to regulate their behaviors and emotions effectively. This can look like suicidal thinking, self-harm (cutting, etc.), addiction, difficulty with anger/rage, chronic depression and anxiety, eating disorders, intense shame, and unresolved trauma to name a few. Clients who would most benefit from DBT are those where “treatment as usual” (traditional psychotherapy) has not been effective and/or their behaviors and emotions cause severe impairment to their quality of life. DBT is an empirically supported treatment – meaning it has been studied at length in clinical trials and has repeatedly proven effective.
St. Cloud Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a program for families with children ages 8-12 that display:
  • Aggressive verbal or physical behavior
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • High anxiety
  • High intensity of emotions
  • Are being bullied
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Other behaviors which have not been successfully treated by standard therapy

Parent/Guardian and child will be expected to attend: individual DBT therapy, skills training group, and family sessions.

Skills gained from St. Cloud Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
  • Increased awareness and management of emotions
  • Social skills
  • Ability to tolerate stressful situations
  • Self-awareness and awareness of surroundings

For Adult DBT, click here.

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About St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region. The population was 68,881 at the 2020 census, making it Minnesota's 12th-largest city. St. Cloud State University is located between the downtown area and the Beaver Islands, which form a maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi. The approximately 30 undeveloped islands are a popular destination for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. The city-owned St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center hosts a variety of events including regional conferences, consumer/trade shows, small group meetings and social events.