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DBT Skills for Teens with Anxiety

Practical Strategies to Manage Stress and Strengthen Emotional Resilience

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Relieve Anxiety, Reduce Emotional Chaos, and Change Unwanted Behaviors with Essential DBT Skills.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been proven to help adolescents and teens get through some of the toughest times in their lives by teaching them how to manage anxiety—from chronic stress and worry to panic attacks, phobias, and overwhelm. In DBT Skills for Teens with Anxiety, licensed psychologist and DBT Certified Clinician Atara Hiller, PsyD, shares practical therapy techniques from the five skills modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path—to help you find calm and control even when life feels unbearably hard.  

  • SKILLS YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY, from disrupting spiraling thoughts to navigating conflict and creating positive emotions
  • STEP-BY-STEP PRACTICE EXERCISES using relatable examples that make DBT skills engaging and easy to understand
  • 14 READY-TO-USE DBT TOOL KITS developed for common stressors like exams, peer pressure, and fights with family
  • DBT SKILLS CHEAT SHEETS that you can customize to your unique needs with a variety of worksheets, trackers, and more.
© Alycia Hinrichsen
Atara Hiller, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-Linehan Board of Certification (LBC) Certified Clinician. She is co-director of the Trinitas Institute for DBT and Allied Treatments, a DBT-LBC Certified Program, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In that capacity, Dr. Hiller directs the comprehensive adolescent DBT program, which treats teens and their families with emotion regulation difficulties. She trains and supervises fellow clinicians and psychology graduate students in the practice of DBT, as well as provides individual DBT and co-leads DBT multi-family skills groups. Dr. Hiller also directs and treats teens and families in an outpatient comprehensive adolescent DBT program at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a private practice in central New Jersey. She has extensive experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma, as well as complex psychosocial stressors. Dr. Hiller has frequently written about and presented on DBT, borderline personality disorder, suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury, and treatment for child sexual abuse. View titles by Atara Hiller, PsyD
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Relieve Anxiety, Reduce Emotional Chaos, and Change Unwanted Behaviors with Essential DBT Skills.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been proven to help adolescents and teens get through some of the toughest times in their lives by teaching them how to manage anxiety—from chronic stress and worry to panic attacks, phobias, and overwhelm. In DBT Skills for Teens with Anxiety, licensed psychologist and DBT Certified Clinician Atara Hiller, PsyD, shares practical therapy techniques from the five skills modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path—to help you find calm and control even when life feels unbearably hard.  

  • SKILLS YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY, from disrupting spiraling thoughts to navigating conflict and creating positive emotions
  • STEP-BY-STEP PRACTICE EXERCISES using relatable examples that make DBT skills engaging and easy to understand
  • 14 READY-TO-USE DBT TOOL KITS developed for common stressors like exams, peer pressure, and fights with family
  • DBT SKILLS CHEAT SHEETS that you can customize to your unique needs with a variety of worksheets, trackers, and more.

Author

© Alycia Hinrichsen
Atara Hiller, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-Linehan Board of Certification (LBC) Certified Clinician. She is co-director of the Trinitas Institute for DBT and Allied Treatments, a DBT-LBC Certified Program, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In that capacity, Dr. Hiller directs the comprehensive adolescent DBT program, which treats teens and their families with emotion regulation difficulties. She trains and supervises fellow clinicians and psychology graduate students in the practice of DBT, as well as provides individual DBT and co-leads DBT multi-family skills groups. Dr. Hiller also directs and treats teens and families in an outpatient comprehensive adolescent DBT program at the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a private practice in central New Jersey. She has extensive experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma, as well as complex psychosocial stressors. Dr. Hiller has frequently written about and presented on DBT, borderline personality disorder, suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury, and treatment for child sexual abuse. View titles by Atara Hiller, PsyD

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Many of today’s teens feel afraid, worried, disconnected, and lonely. They’re also suspicious of people—particularly adults—who inadvertently minimize or dismiss how they feel.  They are searching for help outside their families.  DBT Skills for Teens with Anxiety by Atara Hiller, PsyD combines DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that combines strategies

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