DBT for Children (DBT-C) Program

This latest adaptation for DBT was shown by research to be effective in 2015 by Dr. Francheska Perepletchikova.  Dr. Perepletchikova developed this treatment for children ages 6-12 years with a variety of diagnoses.  In this program, there are three portions to each 90-minute session:

  1. the child receives one-on-one treatment to look at problem behaviors & discuss which skills to use
  2. the child and parents receive skills training to learn new skills together
  3. parents receive parent training sessions to learn how to apply dialectics in parenting their child, as well as behavior change techniques to assist with managing difficult behavior.

DBT for Children is the latest adaptation of DBT & has been amazingly effective with children 6-12 years of age. Franceska Perepletchikova developed DBT-C & did the original research for this program in New York.  Clarify Counseling's very own, Andrea Furgala, participated in this research as a therapist, so Greenville is very fortunate to have this treatment & Andrea's expertise!

Meet Our DBT-C Therapist

Clarify Counseling’s DBT Therapists have received intensive DBT training by Behavioral Tech, LLC, the organization founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan to provide the official DBT training.

Andrea Furgala, LISW

Mrs. Furgala was trained in DBT-C during its development and has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in the mental health world.