Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C)

At the Counseling Center of Maryland® (CCM), we offer a variety of therapeutic services, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C), to support young clients and their families. DBT-C is specially designed to help children who struggle with intense emotions, impulsivity, and relationship difficulties. We understand that every child can feel overwhelmed at times, and our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective support through DBT-C. Together, we work towards symptom relief, crisis resolution when needed, and meaningful change, empowering children and their families to gain new perspectives and feel more confident in their relationships.

DBT-C at CCM helps children by teaching essential skills to manage their emotions, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve their interactions with others. This therapy includes individual sessions with the child and family sessions to ensure parents and caregivers are equipped to support their child’s progress. Through DBT-C, children learn to identify and understand their emotions, practice mindfulness, and develop problem-solving skills. By addressing and changing unhealthy behavior and thought patterns, DBT-C can significantly improve a child’s emotional well-being and overall quality of life.

Our goal at CCM is to assist children and their families in making lasting, positive changes. We have expertise in addressing
issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral problems
  • Family conflicts

DBT-C is particularly effective for children who experience intense emotional responses and have difficulty regulating their behavior. Our therapists provide a validating and supportive environment, emphasizing real change to help you and your child achieve your goals. We strive to create a space where your child feels comfortable expressing themselves without fear of judgment, encouraging self-exploration and supporting their autonomy.

Join us at CCM and take the first step toward a healthier, more fulfilling life for your child with the support of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C).