What is Mental Health?
The way we think (our cognitions) influence what we do (our behavior) and how we feel (our emotions). CBT looks at the way we interpret events.
Understanding Core Therapies
You may be familiar with the terms therapy, psychotherapy, or counseling. These terms refer to sessions with a mental health professional. Sessions can be conducted one-on-one, with a family, or with a group to help people with a variety of emotional difficulties.
There are many different mental health treatments for young people. Finding the right treatment depends on what is going on in your life. For example, the approach would be different for someone who is feeling really nervous about a test versus someone else who is feeling really sad about a recent death in the family.
It is helpful to have a conversation with a mental health provider about what treatment is right for you.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
A type of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the 1990s and adapted by Drs. Alec Miller and Jill Rathus for adolescents. DBT skills training groups focus on
Walking the Middle Path
Skills to help avoid thinking in terms of black and white and instead look for the grey as well as skills to help increase validation and introduce principles of behavior change.