Is this program right for my

​Our Supportive Family Program for Teens and Families Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a clinical program that serves high risk, multi-issue young adolescents between the ages of 13-18. 

​The Budding Elm DBT program specializes in identifying and treating depression, anxiety and risky behaviour including self-injury, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, physical fighting, substance use, eating disorders, and other forms of risk taking. 

Our program targets five areas: 

  • Confusion about self

  • Impulsivity

  • Emotional instability

  • Interpersonal problems

  • Family conflict

​DBT Supportive Family Program for Teens and Families also addresses teen/parent struggles.

These include:

  • Addressing the shifting power dynamics as a teen matures

  • Determining what is “normal” behavior for the teen

  • Assessing needs for teen independence


Our team can help you and your teen:

  • Establish clear boundaries at home

  • Improve communication with loved ones

  • Manage family challenges and life transitions

  • Regulate, control and manage overwhelming emotion

  • Replace self-harming or dangerous behavior with healthy coping



Call us at 250-208-6949 to schedule an intake appointment

Rise Up. Take Courage. And Do It.

Child, Teen, Individual, Family Counselling

Office hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday - Thursday

205-2187 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, BC V8R 1G1

Counselling & Consultation services outside of set hours may be available on request.

Please arrange alternative times with your Budding Elm practitioner.

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