Dialectical (DBT) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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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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Martin Deza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I utilize several evidence-based practices through my work with clients, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and teenagers (ages 12 and up) at a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient programs, residential treatment facility for mood and addiction issues, and as part of an emergency crisis team. These experiences have allowed me to work with a variety of different clients experiencing various mental health concerns and or psychosocial issues. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients struggling with addiction and substance use issues, as well as trauma, depression and anxiety, and immediate crisis intervention.
(760) 795-9698 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Shaina Ponce
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
I've been practicing DBT for 10 years with people of varying backgrounds and needs.
Are you experiencing a very challenging time in your life? Does it feel like you can't see your way back to you? Is it hard to recognize who you are from the way you feel? I can be there for you when it seems like the darkest, most difficult time in life. Many of my clients have told me that I am mothering and nurturing as a therapist. I approach therapy from a caring and compassionate perspective, more so after I became a mother of three children. Together we can use DBT techniques to help you reconnect with the things that are important to you and help you get back to being the person you want to be with the life you want to live.
(858) 703-5747 
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Kristina Ye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
I use evidence based practice including CBT, DBT , EMDR, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Hi, My name is Kristina Casali Ye and I look forward to working with you. I am a therapist with over 5 years of experience providing therapy to adults in San Diego. The first goal for therapy will be to work towards creating a comfortable counseling environment as it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members and their family members.
(858) 519-8002 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Natalie Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My therapeutic techniques are tailored to match your unique needs, among those are CBT, DBT , ACT, MI, Strength-Based Approaches, and Mindfulness practices.
When we struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety, and conflicts in relationships, this can lead to feelings that hold us back making it difficult to find balance as we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Fortunately, therapy is effective for individuals, couples, and families looking to regain emotional health and balance in their lives. I am passionate about my client's wellbeing, building their emotional strength, and arming them with comprehensive and healthy life skills. As your therapist, I will join you in identifying your personal strengths to accomplish your immediate and future goals.
(858) 251-7870 
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San Diego, CA 92123
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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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Tara McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I use CBT, DBT , motivational interviewing and other various approaches with clients, depending on their needs.
I believe you are the expert on you, your life, and your experience. And I also believe there is value in understanding how we, as human beings, are all so similar to one another. It helps to know you’re not alone, that your experience is not strange. It helps to know that you are simultaneously a completely unique individual, and also pretty “normal.” Working on self-compassion can bring about tremendous change. I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got, AND we can always learn and strive to do better. I believe small changes add up to big results over time.
(619) 206-5271 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Molly Paris
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My therapeutic approach tends to be eclectic, pulling from various theoretical frameworks including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Attachment-Based Therapy.
Sharing our inner experiences with someone can often feel frightening, which is exactly why I place such an importance on connection and acceptance in the therapeutic process. I aim to create a safe environment that will invite my clients to delve deeper into their personal narrative, as I truly believe we are not built to process emotions alone. As humans, we all have a propensity to grow and become our true selves, unfortunately we aren’t always gifted with the circumstances to allow it. I am passionate about creating a space for not only self-discovery and self acceptance, but to allow clients to feel seen, heard, and valued.
(619) 658-8738 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Katrin Seifert
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and instead tailor my work to the individual and their preferences; however, I am comfortable applying interventions from CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Hello, I'm Dr. Katrin Seifert PsyD (pronouns: she/her) a licensed psychologist, board certified in Clinical Health Psychology, whose areas of interest and expertise include health psychology, the effects of long-term trauma and stress, and working with adolescents, LGBTQ+ individuals, and culturally diverse populations. I practice from an anti-racist perspective with a focus on equity. I completed my graduate training at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology. For the past 12 years, I have worked in primary care settings addressing a wide array of physical, mental, and behavioral concerns.
(858) 223-9183 
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San Diego, CA 92117
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Collada Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
While identifying as a narrative therapist, over the years I have been trained to use other theoretical interventions such as CBT, DBT , and Motivational Interviewing to help people understand their challenges as well as what might be helpful.
At my graduate program I was introduced to Narrative therapy which helped me to appreciate the impact of culture and systems that surround us. I spent multiple years gaining experience in helping with multiple challenges such as neurodivergence, struggles in relationships, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with adolescents and adults who have come to identify with the LGBTQIA+ community. I have supported them as well as their families or friends with the understanding of importance in using helpful language to support one’s identity and witnessed how transitioning can create space for hope.
(619) 371-5364 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Yachuan Alice Chien
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for individuals, couples, and families who suffer due to mental health and relationship issues.
Having communication and relationship issues? Experience thought and emotion disturbance? Stuck in the past, not live well in the present, or worry about future? Can't get work done at home/school/work and enjoy life alone or with family & friends? Feel like no one understands what you are experiencing? It's time to talk about the issues and I can help! 
(619) 430-4970 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Alex Urrutia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW , EMDR
Verified
I provide EMDR therapy as well as several other therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT , and mindfulness based recovery to have each of my clients reach a level of success and satisfaction.
I have worked in several areas of mental health care and have truly found my purpose and passion in assisting those who struggle with trauma and/or addiction. I understand how trauma has been locked within the psyche and having an individual feel as though they are stuck within themselves. I understand that addiction was a solution to several problems at the time because it allowed relief but in reality it only masked the underlying issues. My goal for each of my clients is to have them recognize their own strengths and abilities so they may continue or begin to live meaningful lives.
(619) 393-2961 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Heather Swisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am skilled in using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Gottman Couples Therapy, CBT, DBT , Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Grief Therapy.
Welcome! My name is Heather Swisher and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and organic.  I specialize in treating adults with individual therapy and EMDR Therapy. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and tailor treatment according to the needs of each client. It is my goal to ensure your comfort and to create a safe space filled with warmth, authenticity, and empathy for each person who walks through my door. As a therapist, I feel honored to be able to hear each person's story and join them on their journey towards healing and growth,
(619) 900-6966 
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Sarah Rangel PhD Psychology PC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
“The opportunity to positively impact individuals is an extraordinary gift. With gratitude, I embrace this gift to enhance a person's quality of life within a collaborative and supportive environment. I apply personalized tools and a strength-based approach to help lift a person towards their full potential.” I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist who works in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of health, developmental, social-emotional and/or behavioral needs.I use integrative Evidence-Based tools (CBT, DBT ,among others).
(619) 480-0468 
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San Diego, CA 92130
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Gabriela Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
It is my goal to offer a safe and welcoming space for every client to feel validated, challenged and empowered throughout their counseling experience. My approach to therapy is from a CBT, DBT , and person-centered perspective. Utilizing these modalities, I will work with you to explore your concerns, values, self-worth, personal strengths and areas for growth. I will help you develop a foundation of skills and an individualized plan to achieve your goals in therapy. I know it's a hard step to take, but you deserve to feel better. You deserve to have joy and more importantly you deserve to have a life worth living.
(858) 943-0428 
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Mary Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
I am trained in EMDR, DBT , and CBT.
Do you find yourself shut down or suppress your feelings? Do you struggle in relationships due to your trauma? Are you unsure of where you belong? I work with people of all identities to process unresolved feelings due to trauma. I strive to provide you a safe and non-judgmental space, in order for you to develop coping mechanisms for trauma symptoms (anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.) and to explore aspects of yourself. I can help you let go of Past HURTS and develop tools to find RELIEF.
(619) 340-0084 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Shelby Espiritu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I employ a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach while incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Client Centered Therapy.
Life can be daunting at times. When you are experiencing loss, life-altering changes, difficulty in your relationships, challenges in your career and other misfortunes, it can feel like you are alone. I am here to support you in working through these moments and assist you in developing the life you want to live.
(619) 404-6080 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Caitlin Ferriter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have trained other therapists in several of the treatment modalities I use, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Are you struggling to get a hold of your emotions? Does how you feel rule what you do, whether that be staying in bed all day, avoiding people, or saying things you later regret? Many people struggle to make effective choices when they experience strong emotions. My practice seeks to help you understand your emotions, develop a sense of trust in your experiences, and to learn tools to manage your emotions and make choices that enhance your quality of life.
(858) 800-3668 
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Mia Najor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have completed intensive training in Radically Open DBT .
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience treating mood disorders, relationship issues, and self esteem issues. I believe Black Lives Matter and love is love. I strive to do my own work as an AntiRacist clinician. I am a HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE advocate. I specialize in the treatment of disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image dissatisfaction. I love empowering my clients. Since 2013, I have been working with the eating disorder population including adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked at various levels of treatment including residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.
(858) 295-1338 
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San Diego, CA 92103
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Jennifer Moynihan, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, confidential, and empowering environment. I can provide individual therapy to help you heal from past traumas, gain healthy coping skills to deal with stress, life transitions, and relationship issues, and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Along with my primary modality of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
(858) 384-4579 
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San Diego, CA 92131
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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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