Dialectical (DBT) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Siri Hadland
Psychologist
Verified
I have strong clinical training in dialectical behavior therapy for emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, and addiction.
Learning why we think, feel, and act the way we do is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. From there, we gain the ability to adjust, grow, connect, and show up in the world as our most authentic selves. In addition to the listed disorders I treat, I love working with women's issues, relationship issues, phase of life issues, religious trauma, and the LGBTQ+ population.
(858) 522-0154 
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Analia Chapero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have been trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy ( DBT ), Mindfulness, and the Incredible Years model for young children which helps parents improve parenting skills.
I love working with young children (3-5), as well as helping older children and teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties, self-esteem issues, and school problems. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and grief, and families with relational issues. I was licensed as a psychologist in Argentina in 1993, moving to the US in 1998. I have more than 16 years of experience in mental health services. I am bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural, and am sensitive to cultural factors in my work. I work with underserved populations and take Medi-Cal.
(619) 350-4305 
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San Diego, CA 92128
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Lotus Do
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
psychodynamic therapy, CBT and DBT ) with intuitive forms of healing (ex.
Feeling overwhelmed or hopeless? Grieving a loss? Facing a crossroads? Relief may seem impossible when you are faced with chronic stress or extreme difficulties... but it IS possible. My name is Lotus and I may be able to help. I am a Licensed Therapist with nearly a decade of experience specializing in evaluating, diagnosing and treating Gender Dysphoria, PTSD and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, disordered eating and neurodiversity across the entire lifespan (9 to 65+ years old).
(619) 383-3284 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Erick Santos
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
I specialize in trauma whether it is complex trauma or intergenerational trauma using individualistic approaches to meet your needs through TF-CBT, CBT, DBT , and EMDR therapy.
Has trauma, anxiety, or depression interfered with the potential to become the best version of yourself? We often feel defined by traumatic or emotionally difficult experiences then often leave us feeling stuck in place rather than moving forward towards our goals. I’m here to provide a safe, affirming space for you to develop an understanding of yourself to overcome past experiences or fears that define you. Our work together will be met with unconditional acceptance, creative approaches, and the utmost compassion.
(760) 254-8569 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Julie Badaracco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Hi there! I am Dr. Julie Badaracco and I work with adolescents, and adults on depression, anxiety, acculturation issues, identity development, trauma, time and stress management, and major life transitions. I genuinely enjoy working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, and will work to incorporate your cultural identity and values into your therapy. My therapy approach is collaborative in nature as I strive to understand who you are and your unique concerns. I value a strong working relationship, as I believe that to experience growth and healing you must feel that you can trust me and speak openly.
(619) 292-0493 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Janay Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I use a variety of interventions in my practice (EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, DBT , art and play therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and tailoring my therapy interventions to meet their unique needs. I am passionate about working with clients who have experienced an array of different traumatic events and helping them heal from these experiences so they can live happier and healthier lives.
(619) 492-4542 
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Carri Barish
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My focus is on utilization of Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies, and Motivational Interviewing - evidenced-based practices that I have also found effective.
Welcome -Help is Here! Currently accepting NEW clients and to BEST serve you also offer early morning and evening appointments.
(858) 264-3897 
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San Diego, CA 92110
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Nastassja Vargas Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Treatment approaches can include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), Neuro-Nutrient Therapy (the use of amino acids, vitamins, and diet changes), and/or Brainspotting.
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment and self-esteem issues, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
(619) 404-0326 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Elizabeth (Ashton) Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My areas of specialty include substance abuse, self-harm, codependency, disordered eating, and other maladaptive coping mechanisms, therapy ( DBT ) skills training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused approaches to address harmful behaviors and introduce healthy, functional coping skills to achieve a life worth living.
As a strengths-based, patient-centered, and trauma informed therapist, I will work with you to identify and achieve your individual goals for emotional growth and healing.
(619) 693-3987 
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San Diego, CA 92123
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Austin Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I offer evidence-based, effective techniques such as DBT therapy.
Does your life feel confusing? Maybe you’re being pulled in multiple directions, as others expect you to be what they want, instead of who you are. Many people I work with have had difficulties with trauma, anger issues, or anxiety. Others have struggled with impulsivity, transitions, or their sexuality. No matter what you’re going through, things can get better, especially with support. I help people who want to better understand themselves and their struggles, so they can live happier, more peaceful lives. I provide an accepting, non-judgmental environment, where you can relax as you get to know yourself better.
(619) 566-1886 
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San Diego, CA 92105
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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I use evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, and Trauma Therapy.
Currently Accepting New Clients* We can get you scheduled quickly- in less than week! Hello there and welcome, thank you for stopping by. My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members. FREE 10 minute phone consult available.
(619) 332-5010 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Colleen Auth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My therapeutic orientation uses evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
(619) 452-1009 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Dr. Kimthu Trinh-Energy Psychology & Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Trinh utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis.
Dr. Kimthu Trinh a Licensed Psychologist, Forensic Consultant, Divorce Mediator with over 20+ years of experience in providing both therapy & evaluation for adults, children, and families in various settings such as private practice, correctional facilities, counseling centers, and local schools throughout CA. She is qualified to administer & interpret a wide range of tests: Medical Certification for Disability, Fitness for Duty, Competency to stand trial, Risks to re-offend, Criminal mitigation assessments, Pre-employment evaluation, Pre-surgical clearances. She has extensive training in Energy Psychology, Neurofeedback, and EMDR.
(858) 239-2327 
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San Diego, CA 92111
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Kathryn Kendall - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 393-3806 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Amy Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I've studied and have been trained in various evidence based practices such as Gottman Method, Mindfulness, CBT-TF, DBT , EMDR, and IFS.
We all can feel a little overwhelmed when dealing with life's hurdles. At times, having someone that you can talk things over with confidentially- promotes safe self-reflection, psychoeducation on patterns, strategies to improve, and growth mindset to overcome any hurdle. Life can feel amplified when we harness our authentic values, learn emotional regulation & communication skills that allow us to remain aligned with our true self. This is especially true for relationship and family building goals. I'm passionate about helping you become the true aligned version of yourself!
(619) 597-1505 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Genia Guerra
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
I use various evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavior, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, etc.
Happy you are starting your therapy journey! My name is Genia (pronounced Gina) Guerra and I have a strong interest in helping individuals who are striving to understand and grow within themselves while navigating life’s obstacles. I’ve worked in various settings ranging from university counseling centers, community mental health and crisis centers. I have extensive experience working alongside diverse populations, ages, and cultural backgrounds. I have seen clients living with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem concerns, life stressors and transitions, grief and loss, and family stressors.
(619) 404-2438 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Julie Trim, PhD & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
We have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) and are proud to provide adherent individual DBT , DBT skills groups, and phone coaching.
Hello! Our clinic specializes in eating disorders (EDs), PTSD, borderline personality disorder (BPD), anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation. We use treatments that have proven efficacy whenever possible and are committed to staying abreast of the latest research in the field. Our director, Dr. Julie Trim, served as Director of the UCSD Adult Eating Disorders program for 11+ years and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD. Dr. Trim has directly supervised countless psychology trainees, publishes in scientific journals, gives presentations and trainings, and holds leadership positions in professional organizations.
(858) 295-0435 
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Anna Ponder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize several evidenced-based practices including ACT, DBT , and CBT, and incorporate these approaches to meet the needs of each individual client.
Throughout life we face struggles, challenges, and unpleasant emotions and events, and therapy can be a helpful platform to ease emotional burden and increase balance and fulfillment in life. I want to work alongside you towards pursuing a life that inspires you as you become your favorite version of yourself. I am honored by my clients who choose to trust me during their therapeutic journey, one that is filled with growth, and empowerment leading towards goal attainment and self-discovery.
(619) 486-9231 
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San Diego, CA 92107
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Azmaira H Maker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Our exceptionally well-trained team offers compassionate, evidence-based, and effective approaches including CBT, Family Therapy, DBT , Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Neurofeedback, Groups, and Medical and Psychiatric services.
I specialize in child, adolescent, family, and adult therapy and assessments. My team of highly experienced clinicians and I provide evidence-based therapy, state-of-the art testing, in-school/in-home services, medical and psychiatric services, equine assisted psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and nutritional consults. With over 20 years of experience, we offer multiple treatment options to reduce symptoms, cope with stressors, resolve conflicts, and restore your daily life to health and wellness. We strive to provide exceptional and holistic collaborative care to educate, support, and empower individuals and families.
(858) 367-0931 
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Dialectical (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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