DBT Skills Training for Teens and Parents


FREE Virtual Information Sessions held: Tuesday, November 9th and Tuesday, December 7th 7:30 -9 PM

Have you heard about DBT? Would you like to learn more about DBT treatment and Skills Training?

Being a teenager in today's world is complicated with multiple stress factors: academic pressures, social media stress, family health and financial worries, and challenging peer relationships.  Many teens today are struggling to cope effectively and the data shows that teens are increasingly confronting issues related to their own mental health. Instances of major depression, bouts of anxiety and hopelessness, difficulties with attention, as well as thoughts related to suicide have all increased in the last decade.  

DBT, which stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a broad based cognitive-behavioral treatment known for its effectiveness in helping individuals who experience chronic emotional dysregulation or a pattern of self-destructive behaviors. Comprehensive DBT includes structured skills training, a component that has been shown effective with multiple populations - children, teens, young adults who are experiencing a wide range of clinical issues - depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, as well as those experiencing attention issues and executive functioning challenges. DBT can include individual therapy and group skills training. It requires a commitment of time, money, and prioritization, AND the therapeutic benefits can be LIFELONG! 

Come learn about DBT at one of our info sessions. Email Robin@LotusPsych.com to sign-up.

Intro to DBT Skills for Teens and Parents

Get a taste of DBT in this short 6 week course!

Lotus Psychotherapy is pleased to offer DBT skills training as part of its group offerings. DBT skills are aimed directly at reducing problems that stem from patterns of instability in emotional regulation, as well as difficulties in impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem.

DBT and Teens:

DBT has been proven to be  an an effective treatment for teens who struggle with emotional dysregulation and self-damaging/self-destructive behavior. 

Through DBT skills training Teens can:

  • learn tools to handle their emotions so they are less reactive and impulsive
  • eliminate self-harm and self-destructive behaviors
  • better navigate their relationships (family, school, peers) by developing communication strategies and positive ways of interacting with others
  • learn techniques to improve their focus and attention resulting in improved  school performance and  higher self-esteem.


ABOUT THE COURSE: This 6 week course is for parents and teens to participate in together. It follows a multifamily model; other parents and kids will be in attendance. The group is skills focused - parents and teens will be learning the same set of skills.  The group is meant to give you a quick taste of DBT, so that you can decide if further skills training (typically a 6 month commitment) is right for you. 


ZOOM - a registration link will be sent to you prior to the group  session. Breakout rooms on the ZOOM platform will be used to give parents and teens time to learn separately with group facilitators. 


This 6 session 90 minute class will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 PM starting on January 19th. The group will meet weekly for 6 sessions. Session dates are: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, and 2/16, and 3/2.  **Please note there will be no class the week after President's Day


The group will be facilitated by Nicole Wagner, LCSW, Robin Friedman, LCSW-R. The facilitators will be assisted by  Brittany Gentilcore and Tessa Viserto - Lotus Psychotherapy's Mental Health Counseling Interns. Lotus Psychotherapy's clinical team is currently intensively training in DBT through Behavioral Tech. 


The fee for the course is $300 per family and will include all materials. (Sliding Scale rates are available for Lotus Cares clients - to discuss a reduced fee please let your therapist know.)


Registration is required. Please click the registration button below to sign-up. 

Interested in DBT Skills Training for Adults?

Our Adult DBT Skills Training starts on January 11, 2022.

Are you in need of individual therapy that you can afford?

Our Lotus Cares Program provides therapy services at a significantly reduced fee for those who are underinsured, lack healthcare coverage, or are experiencing severe financial distress.

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280 Dobbs Ferry Rd. 

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White Plains, NY. 10607

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New York, NY. 10010


Or call us at 914-505-7855 or write  to us at info@lotuspsych.com