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Outpatient Therapy Services

The goal of Outpatient Services is to assist you in making positive changes in your life. Through this self-help approach, you will learn more effective coping skills. These coping skills will help you manage life's stressors and enhance healthier interpersonal relationships.

We offer counseling services for:

  • individuals
  • couples
  • families
  • children

We also offer the following group treatment programs:

STEPPS™

This 21-week program is designed for people with borderline personality disorder traits. The training is composed of three steps:

STEP 1 ~ Awareness about the Disorder
The first step is to gain an awareness of feelings (that can be managed) and the behaviors (that can be managed).

STEP 2 ~ Emotion Management Training
We describe the five basic skills that aid in managing the cognitive and emotional effects of the disorder.

STEP 3 ~ Behavior Management Training
You can learn or relearn patterns of managing episodes by mastering seven behavior skill areas.

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

STAIRWAYS™

This year long program is designed for persons with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits that have graduated from STEPPS™.

The program is composed of training in:

  • Setting goals

  • Trying new things

  • Anger management

  • Impulsivity control

  • Relationship management

  • Writing a script

  • Assertiveness training

  • Your choices

  • Staying on track

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

STRIDES™

This ongoing treatment program is an Avera McKennan program designed for graduates of STAIRWAYS™ group program. Participants of this group have either Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of that disorder.

The program is composed of training in:

  • Skills Building

  • Thoughts and Filters

  • Requesting Assistance

  • Identifying Relationship Patterns

  • Developing Friendships

  • Everyday Living

  • Support Network Development

There is cost for this group session. A pre-screening session is required. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the group.

To register for one of these groups, please call Behavioral Health Services at (605) 322-4079.