Description of Services

Dr. Locey provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address a range of presenting problems in adolescents and adults. See below for more information.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT teaches clients coping skills to manage their emotions. It also changes clients’ emotions by helping clients to change their thoughts and behaviors. For adolescents, this may also involve changing clients’ environments. Dr. Locey provides CBT to address the following presenting problems:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is an adaption of CBT that was developed to help clients with multiple problems in multiple areas who struggle with chronically dysregulated emotions. These clients may also have suicidal behaviors, self-harm behaviors, impulsive behaviors, difficulties in their interpersonal relationships, and/or Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Locey provides DBT for adolescents and adults. Dr. Locey provides the following components of DBT to clients each week:

  • Individual DBT
  • DBT Skills Training
    • DBT Skills Training teaches clients the following sets of skills:
      • Mindfulness Skills: How to be right here right now, rather than worrying about the past or the future.
      • Emotion Regulation Skills: How to get your emotions kicked off less easily, decrease the intensity of your emotions when they do get kicked off, and change ineffective emotions after they start.
      • Distress Tolerance Skills: How to get through moments when your emotions are very intense without doing anything you might regret later.
      • Interpersonal Effectiveness: How to make requests of other people effectively, how to say no to other people’s requests effectively, and how to make new friends and end toxic relationships.
      • Middle Path Skills: Skills that were added for adolescents and their families to help them to understand and communicate with each other better.