Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Foster City, CA

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Scott Spivack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Some of the treatment approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment Theory.
Do you feel your thoughts, emotions, or moods are affecting you, making life more challenging? My areas of focus are working with elevated anxiety and depressive disorders in adults and adolescents. Anxiety: Are you feeling Stressed, Overwhelmed, On-Edge, or Having a hard time relaxing? Depression: Are you feeling Sad, Lethargic, Uninterested in things, or Lonely? I want to create a safe and comfortable space for us to explore and work through the challenges you may be facing. I believe the therapy process is collaborative and it is my intention to partner with you to work towards achieving your goals.
(650) 381-0277 
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Foster City, CA 94404
Not accepting new clients
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Erica Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have advanced training in DBT and specialize in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and personality disorders, https://www.
As a therapist, my goal is to work with you to build a strong alliance and address issues that may be holding you back from a more fulfilling life. I rely on my background with Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) and mindfulness to explore emotional experiences, relationship dynamics, or behavioral and thought patterns that might feel unhelpful or destructive.
(650) 425-6021 
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Foster City, CA 94404
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Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
(650) 337-3783 
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Foster City, CA 94404
Offers online therapy
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Ronna Milo Haglili
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I think of therapy as a co-created space to form novel experiences while considering the different contexts that have shaped your inner workings. I strive to make therapy a safe space for you to feel, think, heal, and grow. As a psychologist, my desire it to listen deeply to you and cultivate your self-actualization. I commit to facilitate your treatment goals, such as developing better coping skills, building meaningful connections, and much more.
(650) 656-2854 
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Foster City, CA 94404
Offers online therapy
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Nancy Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
You are worried about your children and teenagers and wish they would listen to you and talk with you. You want a peaceful and happy home. I can help! I believe in a team approach where parents are partners in the process of helping to make the family a happier and better place to grow. I respect kids and teens as they express their thoughts and feelings. My ultimate goal is for each member of the family to feel seen, heard and understood as we work together to solve issues and improve relationships.
(650) 830-5427 
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Foster City, CA 94404
Offers online therapy
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Nancy Gifford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm glad you're reaching out for support. It takes courage to start or to continue in therapy. Together, we can bring about positive change and growth in your life through a supportive, engaged therapeutic relationship. My name's Nancy Gifford, and I earned my master's degree from UC Berkeley. I specialize in helping clients feel supported in their day-to-day lives, including when going through small and significant life transitions. My virtual office is a reliable, supportive place for you to explore your feelings, thoughts/issues and find new ways of handling life's challenges.
(408) 516-4222 
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Foster City, CA 94404
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Rice, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As a therapist, I know that sometimes, you may just need someone to listen and walk through a difficult season in life with you. You may find yourself in need of a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings about dating, a significant relationship or a life transition. You may be coping with pain in ways that are self-destructive, or feeling "stuck", sad, and/or overwhelmed by worry. I offer understanding and caring, compassionate feedback. My goal is to help you tap into your own inner wisdom, so that you can heal, grow, and thrive- ultimately living a more fulfilling life.
(949) 390-6056 
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Foster City, CA 94404
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Sara W. Li
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hi! I am a pediatric psychologist specializing in working with children, teens and parents who struggle with a wide range of anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, selective mutism). I am experienced in helping children with behavioral and emotion regulation challenges in improving their functioning and better cope with life's events. I also have specialized training in helping medically complicated children thrive with their chronic health conditions. I completed by APA-accredited trainings at PGSP-Stanford Consortium, Children's Hospital Orange County, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
(650) 535-3835 
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Foster City, CA 94404
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Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
I have expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), substance abuse, and trauma treatment.
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520 
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San Carlos, CA 94070
Offers online therapy
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Sharon L Fu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am formally trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy addressing variety of complex life problems.
Who doesn't need therapy? Therapy is unique. It is a safe space where you can be completely who you are. Within the therapy relationship, you are able to say things that you have bottled up, you are given opportunity to identify your blind spots without judgment or shame, and you are able to attune to what you really want in life. I am a big believer in hearing your own voice, getting in touch with your values, and making decisions that align with what is important to you.
(650) 263-8428 
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Belmont, CA 94002
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Karin Sponholz
Psychologist, MSW, PhD
Verified
My therapeutic style is client-centered and guided by the following modalities: Existential-Humanistic, Jungian, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, EMDR, IFS and DBT / RO- DBT .
If you are new to this process it is not uncommon to feel a motley of emotions when entering into psychotherapy. Clients I see are open and willing to do the "hard work" to improve their lives. I focus on the "whole being" by addressing inner and outer worlds, the mind as well as the body. I encourage you, whatever reasons you have to seek therapy, to allow yourself the time to finding both a good fit with a therapist and an approach to therapy that feels helpful to you.
(650) 383-3970 
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Redwood City, CA 94065
Offers online therapy
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Bernadette Shu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I draw from an integrative approach which includes CBT, DBT , Trauma Informed Care, Humanistic modalities and Mindfulness.
Hello, and welcome. Therapy is your opportunity to receive support, validation, guidance and healing. We will work collaboratively together to address your concerns in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I focus on helping women and adolescents at various stages of life who are going through traumatic experiences, stressful life transitions, grief & loss and anxiety & depression. I also enjoy helping postpartum women and mothers. In addition to my clinical training, I bring 20 years of Corporate sector experience to this field.
(650) 549-9842 
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Belmont, CA 94002
Offers online therapy
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Jessica Naecker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I use evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical -Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in my work, depending on your unique needs and preferences.
Welcome! As a therapist, I strive to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental, and empathic space that allows clients to gain insight, learn effective coping strategies, and promote positive, lasting change. Beginning therapy can be daunting, but I believe it is a brave choice and an opportunity to provide yourself with care and support. I consider it a privilege to get to know my clients and work with them as they heal, grow, and feel better.
(858) 295-3706 
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Not accepting new clients
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Paul Lucich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS, MA
Verified
I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and I'm a Licensed Trainer of Restorative Practices.
< Open To In Person Appointments > I offer Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Clinical Supervision virtually or in my office in San Mateo. For over a decade I have enjoyed providing counseling and therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families going through a wide range of experiences. Each unique individual has been a privilege to get to know. I love the work I do and would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and see if I could be a good fit for you!
(707) 736-6590 
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Offers online therapy
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Weiling Liu, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Verified
I work from a strengths-based model and utilize evidence-based practices including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. We all face challenges and difficult emotions in our lives. It may be related to transitions, major life events, career change, or stress in relationships at home/work. Your usual coping tools may not be helping as much and you may benefit from additional support. I hope to collaborate with you towards understanding these emotions and helping you have a better ability to manage them, improving your quality of life, changing unhealthy behaviors, and relieving emotional distress.
(833) 713-0674 
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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Kari Wolman Killianey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My approach to therapy is collaborative, non-judgmental, and action-oriented. I practice evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). CBT focuses on changing problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT provides skills for regulating emotions and behaviors and improving relationships. Cultivating compassion can help you learn to face the challenges in your life with courage, wisdom, and kindness. I can help you improve well-being and life satisfaction and establish more compassionate relationships with yourself and others.
(510) 359-5609 
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Redwood City, CA 94065
Offers online therapy
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Erica L Spartos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have 15 years of experience providing the following modalities: EMDR Therapy, CBT, DBT , Mindfulness, Individual Therapy, Group Therapies and Family Therapy.
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
(628) 600-2894 
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San Mateo, CA 94403
Offers online therapy
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Leslie I Nieves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I'm certified in many evidence-based trauma-informed interventions such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, DBT .
I'm passionate about partnering with clients in their healing journey. I work collaboratively with my clients on embracing a new life narrative. I have experience working with couples, families that are in crisis, parenting difficulties, at-risk teens, survivors of domestic violence, individuals experiencing life transitions, as well as clients experiencing depression, anxiety, fears, anger management difficulties, and crisis. I believe you can write a new life narrative as you heal from trauma. Lastly, as you embark on this journey, I believe you can emerge whole, enlightened, and empowered on the other side.
(650) 517-7974 
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San Mateo, CA 94402
Offers online therapy
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Peggy Kwok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, RYT
Verified
My theoretical orientation includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ).
I provide phone and online sessions, please contact me by emails. I have 13 years of experience working with individuals and couples. To me, therapy is a form of healing that helps us find balance and psychological flexibility through a therapeutic process. Whether it is learning more coping skills or arriving to a new insight about ourselves, it is a journey of understanding our lives better. Through that journey, we will learn WHEN and WHAT to let go or to keep. Exploring what serve us purpose now, even the negative behaviors, can help us understand our past, present and future.
(650) 727-5390 
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San Mateo, CA 94403
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Rami Mogannam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I provide evidence based psychotherapy often using cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies to address psychiatric issues affecting one's ability to live an enjoyable life worth living.
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
(650) 437-1506 
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San Mateo, CA 94404
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Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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