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Maine DBT Treatment Center for Girls

Therapeutic School Offering DBT for Girls from Maine

We offer DBT in a therapeutic school setting for girls from Maine. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to help individuals develop skills for coping with overwhelming emotions, improving interpersonal relationships, and creating a life worth living. Evangelhouse recognizes the efficacy of DBT in addressing the multifaceted challenges that girls may encounter during their teenage years.

Strengthening Interpersonal Effectiveness:

DBT at Evangelhouse places significant emphasis on enhancing interpersonal skills. Building and maintaining healthy relationships are vital components of mental health, especially during the formative years. Through group therapy, individual counseling, and skill-building exercises, girls learn effective communication, boundary setting, and conflict resolution.

Creating a Life Worth Living:

Evangelhouse’s DBT program goes beyond symptom management; it aims to help girls create a life worth living. By fostering a sense of purpose, self-worth, and accomplishment, the program empowers girls to envision a positive future. Through goal-setting and support, they develop the tools needed to overcome obstacles and build a foundation for long-term mental health.

Professional and Compassionate Staff:

The success of Evangelhouse’s DBT program is deeply rooted in its team of dedicated and compassionate professionals. From licensed therapists to experienced educators, the staff is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where girls can heal, grow, and thrive

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    OUR DBT TREATMENT CENTER COMPONENTS:

    Spiritual

    Evangelhouse Christian Academy is a Christian boarding school based upon biblical principles.

    Therapeutic

    We integrate professional therapeutic services with Christian, biblical values.

    Academic

    Our licensed teachers with advanced degrees administer a nationally accredited curriculum.

    Social

    Every student is included as a valued member of the peer group and part of the positive peer culture.

    Physical

    Students learn assertiveness, empowerment, mood management, and character development.

    Stages

    Within each Lifeleaf stage, students have professional feedback to guide their progress and behavior.

    Girls Christian Therapeutic School

    Researchers have found that gender-specific rehab is the most effective way to treat mental health and addiction issues. Evangelhouse DBT treatment center for girls from Maine is only for girls grades 6-12. We also don’t accept girls with higher-level issues that would be disruptive to our program. This would include girls with severe drug addictions, psychosis, significant running away, or cruelty towards animals.

    With our positive peer culture focus, your daughter will learn to set boundaries with other girls. Because we are girls only, she will not have the distractions of boys and relationships around.  In our therapeutic milieu, she will learn to be assertive with her female peers in a safe environment.

    Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls is organized around five areas of wellness in which students grow – Spiritual, Therapeutic, Academic, Social, and Physical. This structure provides a holistic perspective of a student’s level of functioning. Our professional services address the following symptoms and their underlying root causes in each area of wellness.

    Admissions questions about our DBT Treatment Center for Maine Girls? Call us at (800) 924-4012 or complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.

    How DBT Helps Girls from Maine

    Evangelhouse helps girls from Maine with DBT and other effective treatment strategies. As a parent, navigating the world of mental health treatments for your daughter can be both challenging and overwhelming. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that has proven effective in addressing a variety of mental health issues.

    Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

    DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan and is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy principles. It was initially designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder but has since been adapted to help people with various emotional and behavioral challenges. DBT places a strong emphasis on acceptance and change, aiming to balance seemingly opposing concepts to facilitate personal growth.

    How DBT Can Help Your Daughter:

    Enhanced Emotional Regulation:

    DBT provides your daughter with practical tools to manage and regulate her emotions effectively. This skill is invaluable during the often turbulent teenage years when emotional ups and downs are a common experience.

    Improved Interpersonal Skills:

    Adolescence is a time of social growth, and DBT helps your daughter navigate friendships, family relationships, and other interpersonal dynamics. Strengthening these skills can lead to healthier, more fulfilling connections.

    Coping with Distress:

    Life is full of challenges, and DBT equips your daughter with the ability to cope with distressing situations without resorting to harmful behaviors. These coping mechanisms are essential for her overall well-being.

    Increased Self-Awareness:

    Through mindfulness practices, DBT fosters increased self-awareness in your daughter. This heightened awareness can lead to improved decision-making, increased resilience, and a better understanding of herself.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy offers a structured and comprehensive approach to mental health, addressing the unique needs of adolescents like your daughter. By focusing on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness, DBT empowers adolescents to navigate the complexities of adolescence with resilience and skill. Consider reaching out to mental health professionals to explore how DBT can be tailored to meet your daughter’s specific needs and contribute to her overall mental and emotional health.

    DBT Therapy Helps with Personality and Mood Disorders

    At Evangelhouse 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 girls from Maine, 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 DBT treatment center for girls from Maine, 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.

    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.

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