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DBT-C Miami

DBT-C in Miami, FL

Kids, too, face their own set of challenges, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by big emotions they’re not sure how to handle.

DBT-C, a practical and scientifically backed approach, is like a helping hand for children who find themselves caught in a storm of emotions and for the parents who support them.

Our DBT-C sessions in South Florida equip children with real-life tools to manage and navigate their emotions. We introduce concepts of mindfulness and emotional regulation in a way that’s as easy to understand as a storybook tale.

Your child will learn to understand and express their feelings appropriately, laying a foundation for mental wellness that will support them into adulthood.

Children explore these skills through engaging activities and materials that make learning feel like play. Parents, essential partners in this journey, receive their own set of tools to reinforce emotional regulation and positive behaviors at home. This fosters a supportive and consistent environment for the child’s development.

For those committed to enhancing their child’s emotional and behavioral health, exploring DBT-C at the Counseling Center of Florida could be a transformative step.

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Understanding DBT-C Miami

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) in Miami adapts the foundational principles of traditional DBT to meet the specific needs of young clients, distinguishing itself in two key aspects tailored to the child’s developmental stage.

DBT-C Miami differentiates from adult-focused DBT in these critical areas:

Comprehensive Parent Training:

DBT-C Miami places a strong emphasis on educating parents, and providing them with strategies to effectively manage their child’s challenging behaviors. Parents become integral to the therapy process as they reinforce the skills their child learns during sessions within the home environment, fostering a supportive and cohesive atmosphere essential for the child’s improvement.

Child-Centric Individual Therapy:

Our DBT-C Miami sessions are uniquely designed to captivate and effectively engage children. Utilizing child-friendly resources like cartoons, videos, and interactive activities such as role-playing, makes the therapy process both enjoyable and educational. These techniques ensure that children not only enjoy their sessions but also deeply understand and apply the skills they learn.

In Miami, our DBT-C approach is dedicated to enhancing family well-being, ensuring children have the support and tools needed for successful emotional and behavioral development. We are committed to guiding your family through this journey by focusing on providing the necessary care and attention every child deserves.

Determining if DBT-C Miami is Right for Your Child

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C) in Miami is specifically designed to address the unique challenges that pre-adolescents face.

Does your child exhibit any of these issues?

  • Anxiety: Helps children manage fears with coping strategies.
  • Depression: Boosts mood through positive behavior reinforcement.
  • Behavioral issues: Teaches alternative, healthy ways to express feelings.
  • Eating disorders: Encourages healthy eating habits and self-image.
  • Mood swings/emotional outbursts: Aids in regulating emotions and reactions.
  • Low self-esteem: Builds confidence through self-acceptance exercises.
  • Self-harm/risky behaviors: Identifies underlying issues, promoting safer choices.
  • ADHD: Enhances focus and reduces impulsive actions.
  • Grief and loss: Offers support in processing and expressing grief.
  • Family issues: Improves communication and resolves conflicts within the family.
  • Sleep disturbances: Develop routines for better sleep hygiene.
  • Sibling rivalry: Fosters cooperation and understanding among siblings.
  • Bullying: Empowers resilience and coping mechanisms against bullying.
  • Divorce: Helps children adapt to family changes positively.

DBT-C Miami is a critical resource, providing support and tailored solutions for the challenges mentioned above, as well as others. Recognizing each child’s unique personality and needs, our therapists in Miami dedicate themselves to developing customized approaches, empowering your children to navigate and overcome the obstacles they encounter.

The Benefits of DBT-C Miami for Your Child

Childhood represents a time of profound growth and transformation, however navigating emotional management and challenges can be intimidating for many children.

As parents, our goal is to create a warm and nurturing environment that encourages our children to thrive, learn, and grow. Nonetheless, there are times when our children need additional support to manage life’s many challenges.

Specialized counseling designed with a child’s developmental stage and cognitive abilities in mind can offer crucial support. Difficulty in regulating emotions and articulating feelings often manifests as visible signs of distress in children.

As these challenges continue, they impact different aspects of a child’s life, such as their interpersonal relationships, potentially leading to aggressive behaviors, and creating feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.

At the Counseling Center of Florida , our dedication to nurturing your child’s development and well-being is unwavering. Our skilled DBT-C therapists in Miami are ready to equip your child with the essential skills necessary for self-regulation, emotional control, and effective decision-making, setting the foundation for a flourishing future.

Booking an Appointment for DBT-C in Miami, FL


The early years are filled with distinct challenges, and while some children move through these phases with ease, others may require additional support.

Should you feel your child could gain from DBT-C, we encourage you to schedule a session or contact our DBT-C Miami team to begin.

Please note that our Miami office is fully handicap accessible.
Please contact our office administrator for more information.