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Maryland DBT Treatment Center for Girls

DBT Treatment Center for Maryland Girls

Evangelhouse helps girls from Maryland 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.

Maryland Ranks High for Mental Health Need

  •   10.3% of girls aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety or depression. Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age.
  •   18.2% of high school students in Maryland reported being bullied.
  •   29.9% of high school students in Maryland reported feeling sad or hopeless.
  •   22% of school-age children and youth in Maryland experience mental health or substance abuse.
  •   In Maryland, approximately 50% of girls age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
  •   One out of five girls ages twelve to seventeen had experienced major depression within the last year.
  •   8.9 percent of teen girls experiment with drugs every month.
  •   16.4 percent of teen girls abuse alcohol.

You can find resources on mental health resources in Maryland here: https://health.maryland.gov/bha/Pages/HELP.aspx

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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.

    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.

    Next Steps

    If you would like to explore Evangelhouse DBT treatment center for girls in Maryland as an option for your family, complete our free online assessment and we will schedule a no-obligation call to review it with you. You can check out our criteria page to learn more about the types of problems we can help with. If Evangelhouse is not a fit we offer a Christian treatment and educational consultancy that will empower you to match the right program to your family’s needs.

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    Therapeutic School Offering DBT for Girls from Maryland

    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.

    Helping Girls from Maryland

    The LifeLeaf system at Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls gives everyday living experiences of relationships with staff, peers, and parents. Dysfunctional coping skills and misperceptions of the student are often reenacted at Evangelhouse Christian boarding school for girls, and the girls have the opportunity to work through them with the help of skilled, competent, and caring treatment staff.

    Parents often prefer to find a program that can create some distance from their daughter’s current stressors. This is so she will focus on the issues at hand, and not focus on her boyfriend, friends, pets, or family while getting treatment. Also, the temptation to call a friend to “rescue” her is diminished with some distance. While we are located in Louisana, we have enrolled girls from all 50-states. 

    Spiritual growth is a unique aspect of the Evangelhouse program. Students are urged to take notes during church sermons, establish personal bible study habits, and set aside time for prayer. 

    Every school day begins with a student-led group prayer and devotional reflection for the day. Before participating in a peer-led prayer group each night before bed, the group is given time for personal contemplation. Weekly group meetings are arranged to share challenges and offer support to the peer group. Each individual is also supervised and guided by staff members as they build healthy spiritual disciplines.

    Many young girls have found their place in the world and lived a life of faith thanks to the Evangelhouse experiential education and family counseling method. Our Christian life-coaching program provides adolescent girls the self-assurance they need to face challenges and succeed. We urge girls to apply biblical principles to real-life circumstances and to rely on these principles to assist them through their adolescent years and beyond.

    Evangelhouse all-girls, private boarding school is a twelve-month, year-round school which means your daughter may be admitted at any point in the year. If you have any questions about the program please call us at 1-800-924-4012 or visit our contact page.

    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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