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Young Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Choices Young Adult Accelerated DBT Program for 18-26 year olds (12 weeks, remote only)

We all know that there is a LOT of pressure on young adults in our society. They are thrown into college and expected to name a major. Many of you are working for the first time or away from home for the first time.

Older teenagers and early 20 somethings are expected to know how to succeed in the adult world with little to no support outside families (some families are too stressed themselves to provide ongoing support for young adults).

This accelerated DBT program provides much-needed skills young adults need to navigate the many stressors they face in the adult world. We teach skills that will help young adults regulate emotions, deal with difficult people, clarify values, assure that their life goals reflect their desired values, and mindfully flow through circumstances thrown at them with the label “adult.”

Build skills to be an effective adult and learn how to cope in an adult world

Are you a young adult who feels as though supportive therapy is just not enough? Are you motivated to learn skills that will increase joy in your life? The Choices Psychotherapy young adult program may be for you.

This program is fast-paced with clients in mind who:

  • endorse being more emotionally sensitive
  • experience daily challenges in school or employment
  • experience struggles with familial relationships
  • experience struggles with intimate/romantic relationships
  • experience intense emotions that are difficult to control
  • endorse having some behaviors that need to change

12-week accelerated remote only program includes individual weekly appointments and one 2-hour skills training group with over the phone coaching available between sessions. All materials included for the group.

Rediscover your health and well-being. Make positive changes.

Overall Goals of DBT

Increase Skills To:

  • Identify Feelings
  • Build Emotional Stability
  • Cope With Relationship Stress
  • Resolve Conflict
  • Develop Awareness
  • Build Stability
  • Tolerate Distress
  • Balance Work & Life

Learn To Manage:

  • Unwanted Behavior
  • Destructive Thoughts
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Chaotic Crisis & Relationships
  • Impulsivity

Balance logic with feelings to improve coping skills and reduce ineffective behavior

The general goals of DBT include improving relationships, decreasing anxiety and misery, and enhancing the quality of life or “build a life worth living.” DBT helps individuals find effective ways to manage problems. The group is both educational and interactive, and focuses on learning and developing skills over time.

Members learn to access “Wise Mind” instead of succumbing to intense emotions and acting in destructive ways. DBT is not a “quick fix” and should be approached with willingness and a non-judgmental stance. Members are often in different places regarding knowledge and application of skills; therefore, it is important to not engage in negative comparisons while in the program.

Contact us to find out if our Young Adult DBT Program could work for you!

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Laura Anderson shares, “It is my passion to empower individuals to improve their overall physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. My goal is to meet people where they are and provide a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and compassionate approach to everyone I encounter.” Laura has over 10 years of experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Laura is all about teaching Interpersonal Effectiveness skills so you can reduce stress and increase joy in your connections with important people in your life. …read more about Laura Anderson, MA, LPCC

Lucas Lund, MS

Lucas Lund shares, “My approach to therapy is one that encompasses meeting you where you are, working towards the life that you would like to live. I approach from a non-judgmental stance and an openness to the way in which you experience life. As a Korean-American (adoptee) it is a joy to work with adoptees, immigrants and other BIPOC individuals who are struggling with what or how they “fit” within society. I have been working within a Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) theoretically orientation for the past five years.” …read more about Lucas Lund, MS