Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (DBT)
DBT is a scientifically proven treatment designed to help people build a life worth living. Designed for persons with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has been shown effective for many different problems. FRTC offers a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy program featuring individual therapy, skills groups, and phone coaching.
DBT Skills Groups
Our DBT groups meet once a week for an hour and a half. In a classroom like setting, clients learn and practice a variety of DBT skills to improve their quality of life.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens
DBT for teens is focused on teaching valuable skills that teens often lack to help them through serious distress, and mental issues. Our program can be helpful for teens struggling with depression, self-harm, eating disorders, substance abuse, and many other issues. The program includes weekly skills classes, individual therapy sessions, and phone coaching.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders
Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions requiring immediate treatment. Research has shown DBT to be effective in the treatment of eating disorders for some people.
Suicidal thoughts are much more common than suicidal attempts. Some persons may have only fleeting thoughts of death, or they may create detailed plans and scenarios for committing suicide. The thoughts can be very distressing, or they can feel normal. In most cases, they are caused by a serious underlying mental health condition.
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Substance abuse is simply the dangerous or compulsive use of drug, including alcohol. Today it is generally considered a disease. Some people, because of their genetics, have a higher risk than others of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Their bodies respond in a different way to drugs than other people.
Trauma & PTSD
Have you had a frightening, intense experience that affected you deeply? Have you had an abusive spouse or partner or were you abused as a child? Do you struggle with sadness, anxiety, sleep difficulty, or other problems as a result? Traumatic events are powerful, negative events that affect a person deeply. Trauma can have a large impact on our future life satisfaction.
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a disorder that sometimes arises in persons who have been exposed to an intense traumatic event. It only has to be one event (though it can be multiple), but the event must be very intense.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD for short, is a condition that makes it hard for people to control their emotions.
Traits of BPD or the full disorder usually begin during adolescence or early adulthood. BPD affects more than 5% of adults. It is more common than Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It is also a very serious condition. About 20% of persons admitted to psychiatric hospitals have BPD.
Self-injury is when someone intentionally hurts themselves but is not trying to kill themselves. It is also called self-harm. In research, it is often called "non-suicidal self-injury," or NSSI.
People self-injure for many reasons, but all are serious. People are most likely to commit self-injury when they are very upset. It is a very serious symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. It is also a major risk factor for later suicide attempts or completion.