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Depression and anxiety can take many different forms for teens. It might look like sadness, social withdrawal, crying, low self-esteem, hopelessness, decrease is school performance, poor decision making, and even present as anger or frustration. They might feel overwhelmed, misunderstood, and alone. If this sounds like your teen, they could benefit from learning both ways to express their tough emotions in a healthy way and using the skills necessary to feel happy and empowered.

Our teen team at CFE uses a variety of therapy models to help your teen learn the skills necessary to manage intense emotions in a healthy way, leaving your teen feeling happier and more empowered.

Several members of our Teen Team are trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which has been proven to be very effective in learning the skills necessary to live a life worth living.


What is DBT and How Can It Help My Teen?

Is DBT Group the Right Fit for My Teen?

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Meet jessica paist, lmft

Hi! I'm Jessica, the Owner and Clinical Director of The Center for Family Empowerment.

I specialize in supporting pre-teen and teen girls as they navigate the challenges of being a girl in today's world. I have extensive experience working with families, which has given me powerful skills to support change within family systems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and my work in a high-risk teen therapeutic program gave me extensive knowledge in supporting high-risk teens.



I am a therapist and licensed social worker. I specialize in working with children and teens that are struggling to feel confident in their own skin and have trouble fitting in with peers. I have a passion for working with children and teens that are socially isolated, shy, and have low self-esteem. Empowering them to shine as the amazing person they are is a central part of the work we will do together.



Hi! I’m Lindsay. I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In my work with clients, we explore negative thinking and how it impacts mood and behavior, learn healthy coping skills to help regulate and tolerate tough emotions, and build a strong sense of self that is empowered and capable of success. 



I understand what it’s like to feel utterly overwhelmed by the problems in your life, to feel like you might drown in the tide of someone else’s needs and expectations. I want to help you with that. Clients who have benefitted most from working with me often describe themselves as the peacekeepers, mediators, or “fix-it” people within their circles.

I am passionate about helping you learn to balance taking care of yourself with caring for your loved ones. I currently offer individual and group therapy for adults as well as individual therapy for teen girls. If you’re sick of being pulled in too many directions, feeling not good enough, and feeling guilty for wanting to take care of yourself, give me a call.

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Teen DBT Skills Training Groups
Ages 12-14 & 15+

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that has been proven effective in managing intense emotions, reducing self-harming behaviors, and improving communication and relationships.