Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Depressed Teen Boy - Kaiser or Clearwater
Hello, Has anyone had any experience with or knowledge of DBT programs at Kaiser Richmond and the Clearwater Clinic?
My 16 year old son has been depressed and even checked himself in the hospital when he had thoughts about taking his life. He's been working with a therapist since, and is also on medication. Those things help, but he's still up and down a lot, and hasn't stayed up for longer than a few hours at a time. His Kaiser psychiatrist recommended DBT program at Kaiser Richmond, which sounds good but is hard to get to from Oakland at 6 pm on Mondays (that's when it takes place, for about 6 months). Most likely, my son would have to stop seeing his current therapist if he enrolls in the Kaiser DBT program.
I have also looked into a private DBT program that's not covered at all by our Kaiser insurance (I asked), called Clearwater. Of course, it costs several times more than the Kaiser one in Richmond, but it's very close to where we live and they don't mind if my son continues seeing the same therapist he's been seeing, as long as that therapist supports DBT (he does).
Please share your thoughts on those programs!