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DBT skills in Family Therapy

With an easy and consistent set of skills, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an ideal way to make regular progress in personal and group therapy. Our Long Island and Manhattan family therapists are experts at applying these same skills to whole-family learning so that everyone can access the growth and change needed to move forward with acceptance.

In family therapy, you and your loved ones will work together with a therapist to foster healthy and safe connections within your relationships. Even with the best intentions, hard feelings and past emotions can get in the way of productive growth where family is concerned. Your family system will begin to learn new skills to help you effectively communicate and connect so that trust and love can take the center stage.

Find a sense of self together with Suffolk DBT

Our therapeutic approach is focused on establishing DBT skills for children and teens by teaching parents new ways to overcome old barriers for a brighter future. When you work with Suffolk DBT, you can guarantee you’re getting care with empathetic expertise that’s invested in your whole family’s healing.

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Family therapy is a great addition to individual therapy

If some of your family members are already receiving individual counseling, you may be unsure whether additional family services are a worthwhile investment for you. Family therapy offers a unique space where you can combine the growth you’ve accomplished in individual counseling sessions to meet your family in their comfort zone, combining relationship growth in a group setting that offers many benefits!

Family DBT Sessions…

  • Are a great addition to individual sessions or groups

  • Ensures everyone has shared knowledge of new skills
  • Reduces stress for parent and child(ren)
  • Allows development of individual and group skills
  • Focuses on improvement instead of past failure
  • Has clear expectations through structured goals and time frame

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The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Difference

Children do not stop needing support when they become teens or young adults. Family groups expand and change over time.

As individuals and as a collective, your family will develop additional resources for every relationship by participating in DBT treatment designed to help you stay connected.

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Families who choose to use therapy as a way to connect with one another are likely to see an increase in unity, effective communication, and share emotion regulation improvement. Behaviors that are concerning can be openly discussed, evaluated, and improved through a shared practice of growth that will leave everyone feeling more confident in their own life and feelings.

Building Healthier relationships with DBT skills in Family therapy

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy for families is different from individual therapy because it focuses on applying the techniques and ideas unique to DBT and making them a family practice. These same skills have a different practical approach and use when applied to groups who they connect.

Communication is an important part of productive relationships. At Suffolk DBT, we focus on finding family-forward ways to improve communication, reduce anxiety and create a more fulfilling life balance for every member of the family through five pillars of positive growth.

Helping children and teens by teaching parents too

Families do not exist in a snapshot. Your relationships are a growing and changing dance of personalities and development that move through time and space alongside you. As children grow into teens, parents must learn new ways to be an example for their kids while allowing them to grow into their own identities. Interactions change shape: friends take the place of siblings and mentors overshadow parents. The methods that once worked have tarnished with age.

Family therapy for YOU

Instead of focusing on what adolescent children can change in their family lives, family therapy honors that our clients are complex and so are their relationships. We aim to offer strategies that support family connection alongside celebrating the sense of self for individuals.

Parents are as much of the process as the students in these sessions, where they can learn new skills and their child(ren) are the ones to teach them what they need. Under the guidance of our skilled therapists, ideas and tips become the skills families use to bring pride back to the center of their communication.