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Florida DBT Treatment Center for Girls

DBT Treatment Just for Florida Girls

Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Florida Girls stands as a trailblazer, offering a unique and specialized approach to girls through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). With a commitment to empowering young girls facing a spectrum of challenges, Evangelhouse has recognized the importance of tailoring therapeutic interventions to meet the specific needs of its female residents. Let’s delve into how Evangelhouse provides DBT treatment exclusively for girls, creating a supportive and transformative environment for their holistic well-being.

Tailored for Girls:

Evangelhouse’s decision to provide DBT treatment exclusively for girls underscores its commitment to delivering targeted and gender-sensitive mental health care. Recognizing that girls may face unique emotional and psychological challenges, the program is tailored to address these specific needs.

Addressing Unique Challenges:

Girls may encounter unique challenges in their journey toward mental well-being, including societal expectations, peer relationships, and identity formation. Evangelhouse’s DBT treatment delves into these nuanced aspects, providing a safe space for girls to explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop healthy coping mechanisms tailored to their individual experiences.

Empowering Through Group Dynamics:

The group therapy aspect of DBT is harnessed by Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Florida Girls to cultivate a sense of sisterhood among its residents. Sharing experiences within a gender-specific group setting allows girls to connect, relate, and support one another, breaking down the isolation that often accompanies mental health challenges.

Professional Guidance and Compassion:

The team at Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Florida Girls comprises experienced and compassionate professionals who understand the nuanced needs of adolescent girls. From licensed therapists to support staff, everyone is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where girls can explore, heal, and grow.

A Comprehensive Approach:

Evangelhouse’s commitment to providing DBT treatment exclusively for girls exemplifies a comprehensive approach to mental health care. By acknowledging and addressing the specific challenges faced by girls, the program ensures that every aspect of the treatment is tailored to empower them to overcome obstacles, build self-esteem, and foster a positive sense of self.

In a world where mental health care is increasingly recognized as a fundamental need, Evangelhouse’s dedication to providing DBT treatment exclusively for girls is a shining example of gender-sensitive and personalized care. By tailoring interventions to meet the unique needs of its residents, Evangelhouse is not just offering treatment; it’s fostering empowerment, resilience, and the potential for a brighter future for every girl under its care. In the heart of Evangelhouse’s DBT treatment, girls discover not just healing, but a pathway to embracing their strength and unlocking their fullest potential.

Florida Teens and the Need for a DBT Treatment Center

  •   Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24 in Florida.
  •   One out of five girls ages twelve to seventeen had experienced major depression within the last year.
  •   8.9 percent of teens in Florida’s major cities experiment with drugs every month.
  •   16.4 percent of teens abuse alcohol
  •   9.5 percent engage in binge drinking
  •   7.7 percent of children in Florida between 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD every year.

Florida state-level resources:https://www.fldoe.org/mental-health/

National level resources: Promoting Adjustment and Helping Children Cope

American Academy of Pediatrics web page with resources for providing psychological support to help ensure that health care facilities, medical providers, and adults who may be in a position to help are prepared to meet the emotional needs of children and help to mitigate mental health consequences of disasters.

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DBT Therapy Helps with Personality and Mood Disorders for Girls

At Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Florida 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 Florida 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.ironment.

We are a short distance away from most cities in Florida including Tampa, St Pete, Orlando, Miami, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Ocala, Clearwater, Daytona, Ft Lauderdale, and more. Florida families love our location as it’s a short drive for participating in family workshops. Yet, it’s far enough away that your daughter’s peer group will be removed and will not be a constant distraction.

TESTIMONIALS

Rose B
Rose B
2022-01-18
This school literally has given my daughter her life back and has given us the tools to help her and herself into the future. This is a full circle, all encompassing program. From admission to graduation. Do not delete this school from your list! I almost did because it was far away...and...to be honest, I wasn't sure how I felt about a "Christian" school. Whether you are religious or not, don't be put off or think your child is going to be brainwashed. She's not! It is a part of the day and I thought my daughter would hate it (and so did she). But it turns out she found great comfort there and her faith! I thoroughly investigated this school. In addition to my own research, I also hired a company that researches and screens these types of programs. I also had my daughter's psychiatrist interview the director! I've done all the researching and investigating for you. Whatever your daughter's issues may be, I probably have them covered! My daughter's diagnosis' range from ADHD, Anxiety, High Risk Behavior, Adoption issues/trauma and psychosis. Do not waste your time. Don't wait for Spring or end of school or whatever timeline. Act now! The happiest day of my life was delivering her to the ECA. I actually slept for the first time in years. Knowing my daughter was finally getting the help she so deserved. Therapy, school, socialization, faith, responsibility, accountability, self-worth and confidence. We all ask or pray for help. Consider ECA as prayers answered.
Tori Rivers
Tori Rivers
2020-08-27
I graduated from ECA 4 years ago, and I can genuinely say that this place is truly amazing. It can and will help your daughter if she wants to put in the work. The staff and the girls I was with all made me feel like family and that I mattered. This place really saved my life, so if you are looking for a place that will help your daughter please send her here, I promise they will take care of her.
Mark Brown
Mark Brown
2019-06-02
We had a troubled teen. I found ECA online. I made a call and set up a visit. We were looking for a place that included God and biblical principles in their program. Now that our child has finished the program, WOW! Thank you ECA leadership. Every one on staff believes in the program. It shows! and it works!!
Andy Pohl
Andy Pohl
2018-12-02
This school has been an absolute Godsend for my daughter and our family. We realized a few months ago that she needed residential treatment. After an exhaustive search, we found the wonderful people at Evangelhouse. They do an amazing job keeping parents updated and are always available when we call. I have been impressed with the way that they are firm with the girls but also loving and caring. The process there is amazing, especially since it involves the family also. We were so happy to find a place that provides professional counseling with a Christian focus.
Holly Savage
Holly Savage
2018-05-27
Two years ago we were struggling to get our daughter on the right track. We had tried everything and knew that she would need to be placed in a residential treatment facility. We had searched for at least a year to find the right place. Were looking for a Christian, all girls, small, therapeutic program not too far from Texas. Somehow, someway, God lead us to the Evangelhouse website. We are so glad that we took his direction because it has meant a world of difference for our daughter, our family, our marriage, and our peace of mind! Evangelhouse has taken a once broken, low-self esteem, miserable, self-centered, hostile, angry, self-doubting teenager in crisis and changed her into a Christ-centered, selfless, self-loving, servant-hearted, mature, sensible, responsible, thoughtful young adult. ECA implements a program that strips each student down to the bare necessities in order for them to focus on what is truly important in life. I don't know where we would be without ECA. I now know what it is like to have a functional, happy, and peaceful family life.
Ari Lawrence
Ari Lawrence
2018-04-27
This place is absolutely fantastic. It has changed my life more than I can express in words. My family is whole again, and I have left my negative behaviors in the dust. This place will make all the difference for your daughter.
Anna Page
Anna Page
2018-01-06
Amazing place. Truely changed my life.
G W
G W
2017-05-16
I have know Mark and Karen for over 20yrs. You will not find a more dedicated and compassionate couple to work with and care for your children.

DBT Therapy for Girls with Personality Disorders and More

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been found to be particularly effective for individuals, including girls, with various personality disorders. Girls with personality disorders often struggle with intense and fluctuating emotions. DBT places a strong emphasis on validating and accepting these emotions without judgment. This validation is crucial for individuals who may have experienced invalidation in the past, fostering a sense of understanding and acceptance.

DBT is known for its practical and skill-based approach. It equips individuals with concrete skills to manage and regulate their emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and cope with distress. For girls with personality disorders, who may face challenges in emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness, these skills are invaluable in navigating daily life.

Mindfulness Techniques:

Mindfulness is a core component of DBT. Through mindfulness techniques, individuals learn to stay present in the moment, observe their thoughts and emotions without becoming overwhelmed, and make informed choices. This can be especially beneficial for girls with personality disorders, helping them develop a greater awareness of their emotions and reactions.

Many personality disorders involve difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. DBT addresses this through interpersonal effectiveness training. Girls learn communication skills, boundary setting, and strategies for building and maintaining positive connections with others.

Girls with personality disorders may be at an increased risk of engaging in self-harming behaviors or experiencing suicidal thoughts. DBT includes specific modules that address these issues, providing girls with alternative coping mechanisms and a structured approach to managing crises.

Research has shown that DBT is effective in the long term for individuals with personality disorders. This is crucial for sustained improvement and preventing relapse. The comprehensive nature of DBT, addressing various aspects of mental health, contributes to its long-term effectiveness.

DBT’s effectiveness for girls with personality disorders lies in its validation-oriented approach, practical skill-building, mindfulness techniques, interpersonal effectiveness training, acknowledgment of dialectics, and the provision of a structured and supportive therapeutic environment. These elements work together to empower individuals to navigate the challenges associated with personality disorders and improve their overall quality of life.

Traditional Values for Modern Times

At Evangelhouse DBT Treatment Center for Florida Girls, we have seen many issues over the years plague young girls in grades 6-12. Today’s issues are more profound than ever. It used to be that just picking a career, or finding a marital partner was the most a girl had to worry about. 

Today’s modern fast-paced world is much different. Girls go online to socialize and connect. They are in social competitions for likes on social media, and they are pressured to take photos showing their best sides in the public for followers. Online bullying and other cyber pressures are unique to this generation of girls. 

Below are 5 issues that are different today for girls:

“Fitting in”

From buying the right clothes to hanging out with the right people, fitting in today is harder than ever. Part of this is due to how publicly the typical teen lives thanks to the internet. Often, the pressure to fit in is too much. This is when the outside help of a therapeutic boarding school like Evangelhouse is warranted.

Motivation

Teenagers have gotten more secluded in their virtual worlds. No longer are teens motivated by getting their own car or a job. It’s often difficult to find motivation for a young teen that does not involve something related to a screen. At Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls, we help girls find that inner spark and re-discover who they are. 

Disrespect

Teens are surrounded by disrespect today. They see it in the movies they watch and the online games they play. It’s pervasive in modern music as well. Even female “role models” in modern pop music sing songs that are often disrespectful to themselves. At Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls, we help young ladies build self-respect through our positive peer culture.

Depression and Anxiety

Interacting mainly online has been linked to depression and anxiety. We look at photos of others online and it’s just human nature to compare. Being cooped up at home and cut off from the rest of the world only adds to the sensation.

Teens are suffering from depression and anxiety perhaps more than ever before. Many teens’ online “friends” will post only the best photos on vacation after taking multiple shots. This leaves followers feeling inadequate and that they are somehow missing out.

At Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls, we treat depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues. Individual, family, and group therapy interventions are structured within the Evangelhouse Lifeleaf™ system. This state-of-the-art system challenges students to work beyond symptom improvement. This unique integrative approach leads students to maturity, insight, and self-awareness. The blend of Christian values and professional clinical psychotherapy includes:

  • Professional assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Weekly individual therapy
  • Weekly group therapy
  • Parent and family therapy
  • Weekly therapeutic emphasis groups
  • Weekly DBT Therapy skills group
  • The unique Evangelhouse stages of change system
  • Experiential family therapy retreats
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy is available as needed

If you have any questions about the program please call us at 1-800-924-4012 or visit our contact page.

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