Eve & Day

If you need help before or after school (or work), but you need more than a traditional one-hour therapy session, we have options for you that involve highly effective, proven treatment methods. These methods are called DBT and The Seven Challenges.

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Eve & Day - DBT Programs

DBT intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) for anxiety and self-injury. IOP is at least 3 times per week for 3 hours per day. PHP is at least 20 hours per week for 4 or 5 hours per day, 4 or 5 days per week.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (more commonly known as “DBT”) is a mouthful of terminology that means we help you learn skills to remember why self-injury and substance abuse are not good options for coping with life. DBT is designed to help you become more effective in social settings, more tolerant of emotional situations, and generally figure out how to want to live and be happy again. When you feel pulled in two different directions between wanting to do better and wanting to just stop trying, DBT has tools for you. (The official words are these: “DBT is an evidence-based practice that teaches young people a wide variety of skills around distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and mindfulness that they learn, practice, and use to create a life worth living”. But we think we describe it better.)

There are a lot of people using DBT in our neighborhood. We’re really glad, because it works. However, no one does it quite like we do. Our therapists are trained by Behavioral Tech, which are the best DBT trainers around, and the only place you can get officially certified in doing DBT the way it was meant to be done. Some places get DBT-obsessed and fall into a rut with overemphasizing what they call “DBT skills”. We use those skills too, but we help you practice using yours in creative ways – outside the office whenever possible.

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Eve & Day - DBT Programs

DBT intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) for anxiety and self-injury. IOP is at least 3 times per week for 3 hours per day. PHP is at least 20 hours per week for 4 or 5 hours per day, 4 or 5 days per week.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (more commonly known as “DBT”) is a mouthful of terminology that means we help you learn skills to remember why self-injury and substance abuse are not good options for coping with life. DBT is designed to help you become more effective in social settings, more tolerant of emotional situations, and generally figure out how to want to live and be happy again. When you feel pulled in two different directions between wanting to do better and wanting to just stop trying, DBT has tools for you. (The official words are these: “DBT is an evidence-based practice that teaches young people a wide variety of skills around distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and mindfulness that they learn, practice, and use to create a life worth living”. But we think we describe it better.)

There are a lot of people using DBT in our neighborhood. We’re really glad, because it works. However, no one does it quite like we do. Our therapists are trained by Behavioral Tech, which are the best DBT trainers around, and the only place you can get officially certified in doing DBT the way it was meant to be done. Some places get DBT-obsessed and fall into a rut with overemphasizing what they call “DBT skills”. We use those skills too, but we help you practice using yours in creative ways – outside the office whenever possible.

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We Do It Together

For example, group therapy is widely considered the best part of the evening and daytime programs. It’s also proven through extensive research to be the best way to deliver DBT ideas. We learn through kinetically-enhanced activities, do yoga together, practice mindfulness and meditation, art therapy, music therapy, take outings into nearby natural settings, practice relaxation and self-care, and simply slow life down for a few hours so you can focus and reset. Notice we keep saying “together”. “Together” is likely what you’ve been missing out on, and it’s what we do best. This is why participants love our groups.

In addition we have individual therapy, family therapy, and multi-family groups.

Eve & Day - The Seven Challenges Programs

Intensive outpatient (IOP) and day treatment (PHP) for substance use and tech overuse. IOP is at least 3 times per week for 3 hours per day. PHP is at least 20 hours per week for 4 or 5 hours per day, 4 or 5 days per week.

We use the Seven Challenges as an alternative to the typical 12-Step program you may have already tried. What we like about the Seven Challenges is this: it doesn’t stigmatize you; it doesn’t disempower you; and you don’t need us to tell you what you “should” be doing. It’s a way of healing from substance use, porn addiction, and technology overuse (like gaming addiction) that is proven to work for adults and teens.

Complex Solutions for Complex Problems

If you struggle with keeping attention but you can focus on your favorite video game for hours on end; if you seem to learn slower than other people but you know you’re smart; if you feel you lack confidence except when you are behind your desk working away alone; if you feel more comfortable online than IRL situations with your friends and family, then these programs are perfect for you. Some people call treatment for these things coupled with substance abuse “co-morbid”. We don’t like that term because it sounds like “dying together”. What comorbidity really means is that someone has more than one thing they are struggling with. For example, if you do meth and you feel depressed, you have “comorbidity” of substance abuse and depression. We think this is self-evident; of course people struggle with more than one thing at a time! (Name one person who doesn’t.) People like you don’t always need traditional, strictly addiction-focused treatment, yet that is often all they can find. Potomac’s Day and Eve treatment options, based in the Seven Challenges, are different.

Our Seven Challenges programs involve you in all of the things you might expect: group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy. We provide a unique spin on those traditional things. We go outside a lot and do things together. We try different ways of communicating and discussing – verbally, non-verbally, with words, with pictures, with actions, with all kinds of expression. Participants are supportive. No one feels dumb or judged in our Seven Challenges programs.