Individual therapy is a crucial step in the growth and healing process for individuals and families. The individual session is focused on enhancing client motivation and helping clients to apply the skills they learn to specific challenges and events in their lives. At Compass, our DBT-trained clinicians help you and your child find a balance between acceptance and change. They will also help you both develop new skills, like coping methods and mindfulness practices, so that you have the power to replace unhealthy thoughts, improve troubling behaviors and experience calmer emotions. Individuals undergoing DBT are usually instructed to practice these new methods of thinking and behaving as homework between sessions. Improving coping strategies is an essential aspect of successful DBT treatment.
Individual therapy, when combined with skills group and real-time coaching from one of our therapists, can help decrease the frequency and severity of dangerous or troubling behaviors. Adherent to DBT, our therapists use positive reinforcement to motivate change, emphasize the individual’s strengths and helps translate the things learned in therapy to the person’s everyday life.