Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Teens

Horizon Recovery – Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Phoenix, AZ

Harmonizing Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens

Emotions, especially in the turbulent adolescent years, can often become overwhelming. Horizon Recovery harnesses the power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy–DBT to help teens find balance, regulate emotions, and build lasting life skills. Dialetical Behavioral Therapy is slightly different than CBT in that it places extra emphasis on mindfulness and accepting emotions. While this may not seem much different than CBT, there is a subtle but important difference in the way the modalities treat different mental health concerns and conditions.

DBT at Horizon Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach

Skills Training

Core to DBT, our sessions teach essential skills in areas like emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.

Validation and Challenge

Our therapists validate teens’ experiences while gently challenging them to shift from unhelpful behaviors to constructive ones.


DBT has proven highly effective, particularly for those struggling with borderline personality disorder, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal tendencies.

Why Choose Horizon Recovery for DBT?

  • Specialized Therapists
    Our therapists are extensively trained in DBT, ensuring that teens get the nuanced care they require.
  • Supportive Groups
    Group sessions play a crucial role in DBT, offering teens a platform to learn from peers and cultivate mutual understanding.
  • Safe & Calm Setting
    Our center in Peoria, AZ, serves as a sanctuary, fostering the tranquility essential for introspection and growth.

Finding Balance with DBT

At Horizon Recovery, we believe in the transformative potential of DBT to guide teens toward a balanced, fulfilled life. Located in the heart of the Phoenix Metro Area, our center stands ready to support and guide.

If you’re interested in dialectical behavior therapy for an adolescent, our experts at Horizon Recovery are here to assist.