Comprehensive Treatment for Serious Conditions

The Ross Center will be offering a structured DBT program for teenagers aged 14-17 in our Northern Virginia office beginning in March of 2020. Families must commit to a complete 24-week program, with new participants welcome to join at the beginning of each new module.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically based treatment in which participants learn skills to improve managing their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. The 4 modules of DBT consist of: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. In our multi-family group, teens and their parents will learn the techniques of each module.

Extensive research supports DBT efficacy in treating suicidal and self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance use issues, borderline personality disorder and trauma. If your child and family has been struggling with these difficult issues, the comprehensive DBT program at the Ross Center may be the solution you’ve been seeking.

First session:

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Weekly Skills Group for Teens and Parents:

Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location:

The Ross Center – Northern Virginia Office

1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 520

Vienna, VA 22182

Required Commitment:

24 week program

Structured 4-Pronged DBT System:

  • Weekly Multifamily Skills Group for the teen and one or both parents/guardians
  • Weekly Individual Therapy with a dedicated DBT-trained therapist
  • Skills coaching and 24 hour phone consultation as needed
  • Ross Center provider support team

Group Leaders:

Maura Roll, LPC, CSAC and Chelsea Eckhouse, PhD, plus a team of Ross Center therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers with DBT-training.

For an excellent review of what DBT therapy looks like for adolescents,  Watch This Video

For more information or to register for this program, please contact: Rocquel at 703-687-6610 or [email protected].

An assessment and initial consultation is required for admission into the program.

Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy at The Ross Center.