DBT Therapy Helps with Personality and Mood Disorders for Girls from Arkansas
At Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Arkansas Girls we understand that teenagers in the modern era face difficulties that their grandparents could have never imagined. Electronic media had compounded many of the “typical teen” conflicts that parents and teens normally encounter. Other issues, like issues with authority and control, are as old as time.
At Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Arkansas Girls, we approach treatment knowing that teens’ interactions with their classmates and romantic interests have changed. Many of the issues we see from anxiety to acting out are rooted in screens or as a result of the widespread use of digital communication.
During treatment, we seek to address a student’s potential lack of crucial interpersonal communication skills such as the ability to recognize social cues. Social skill is a common topic in our therapeutic environment. A lot of the anxiety and stress our students face over socialization can be traced back to excessive use of technology.
At Evangelhouse RTC, girls learn how to interact without the use of screens. We teach our girls how to manage their social media and texting habits. In insight-oriented therapy, they learn how they consume media, and how media can influence how they communicate, date, learn, sleep, and more.
Stress is a typical reaction to the pressures, demands, and difficulties of life. It serves as a mental and physical cue to help you get ready for what is ahead.
What Causes Stress?
When your brain senses a danger to your safety, your body immediately releases a wave of stress chemicals. You consequently become more attentive. You widen your eyes. Your breathing and heartbeat quicken. For increased power and speed, your heart pumps more oxygen to the muscles.
The stress reaction in your body serves to keep you safe. If necessary, it enables you to respond immediately, fight fiercely, or flee rapidly. Stress is also referred to as the fight-or-flight reaction for this reason.
The majority of the time, stress-inducing factors are not harmful. Commonplace events like taking an exam, being called upon in class, uncomfortable circumstances, or having too much to accomplish frequently lead to stress. This leads to emotional tension. However, your body produces stress hormones in response to emotional stress just like it does in response to a threat to your safety.
In-The-Moment Focus to Avoid Stress
Our girls focus on the present because they don’t have constant access to the internet. With an absence of digital distractions, girls at Evangelhouse Residential Treatment Center face the issues that led them to our therapeutic community.
To help combat these stressors, our therapists use:
— Group therapy sessions to develop insight into what is causing stress and to teach techniques to reduce stress. Group therapy sessions are led by a qualified treatment professional.
— CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT sessions are led by a licensed therapist.
— DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy. DBT sessions are led by a licensed therapist.
— Homework assignments to support therapy outside of sessions
— Family therapy to prepare the student for a successful transition back to the home environment.