Dialectical (DBT) Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Katie Hamlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My training is based in CBT approaches, such as ACT and DBT .
I work with individuals looking to fundamentally change the way they relate to themselves, to break free from the burden of impossible standards and feelings of inadequacy. Often this involves investigation into the ways we relate to ourselves and to the ways we can punish or sabotage ourselves. Working together, we can find new ways to cope that allow you to live a more vital and authentic life, less encumbered by anxiety and stress. I believe that this kind of work represents no less than liberation from the doubts and fears that stop you from living your own best life.
(510) 756-2158 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Jessica Garibaldi
Registered Psychological Assistant, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Garibaldi is a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in mood disorders, life stressors, and substance abuse. She specializes in treating a variety of disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Dr. Garibaldi utilizes an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments; such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ). Additionally, she has experience working from a relational, attachment focused model. She tailors her approach to best fit the presenting needs of each patient.
(628) 232-9185 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Natalie A. Ma Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist in San Francisco, experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and treating emotional and mental concerns. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic I have supported clients like you who face a variety of challenges — some originating with the pandemic, others exacerbated by it. I can help you heal from broken relationships, guide you through major stresses like infertility, infidelity, divorce, and grief, and tackle anger, sexual addiction, eating disorders, and PTSD. I have a deep understanding of the unique struggles faced by members of the Asian, Asian-American, and other ethnic minority communities.
(415) 660-9562 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Nahid Fattahi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a clinician I work mainly from behavioral and psychodynamic perspectives, relying on training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) to support clients in healing painful experiences, managing stress, other mental health struggles, and relationship issues. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a Marketing and Project Manager in Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry, having that experience has helped me to also have a successful track record in working with professionals facing job stress, addiction issues, and burnout — some of whom want to make big changes in their careers.
(408) 413-5238 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Farzaneh Eleen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I utilize psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral concepts as well as mindfulness, DBT , EMDR, and interpersonally based psychotherapy interventions and practices.
I aim to help my clients achieve their goals by dissolving obstacles, discovering patterns, and gaining insights while developing new skills to cope with life challenges. This journey may take a few sessions or several, and it requires motivation, commitment, and consistency. I work best with clients who are willing to be accountable and responsible for the changes they wish to make in their lives.
(650) 539-2648 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Tiha Baker
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC, NCC
Verified
I blend familiar therapeutic approaches such as CBT, DBT , Compassion Focused, and Narrative Therapy to support healing during your personal development journey.
What is disturbing your peace? Does it always feel like you run into challenges back to back without an end in sight? Do you ever worry or overthink about what you are supposed to be doing in life? Do you feel like what you are doing is not enough, or wish you could be doing more? Does previous experience cause you to shy away from trying something new?
(415) 862-3368 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Nancy Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Taking the first step is the pathway to wellness, and I am here by your side to encourage and support you along the way. While it may be a difficult road, it is well worth the effort, and I am with you to lend a hand in supporting you in this process. I utilize various treatment modalities to assist you in meeting your goals. My treatment methods include interpersonal and positive psychology, use of CBT, DBT , and Solution-Focused Therapy. I work with various concerns including anxiety, depression, anger, grief, as well as issues surrounding divorce, interpersonal concerns, parenting, co-dependency and trauma related difficulties.
(415) 941-3590 
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
There isn't one formula that works for everyone, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including: relational psychodynamic therapy, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, DBT , transpersonal psychology, and family systems.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Michele Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a clinical social worker with 25 years experience assisting others with finding a more positive and effective way to live in love. Relationships are the key to this life. I believe that understanding our story better is the key to figuring out what brings us happiness. I have experience with adults, children, teenagers and couples. I use EMDR, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and solution focused therapy with my clients. I am also a certified facilitator for Brene Brown’s shame resilience curriculum - The Daring Way.
(628) 226-1848 
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San Francisco, CA 94112
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CK Olivieri Blackmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT , EMDR, and narrative-based therapies to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
(415) 496-5092 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Daniel Geer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT
Verified
I am able to draw on a wide range of techniques and strategies including: Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and Body/Movement techniques.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I work with adults 18yrs. and up in individual and couples therapy. I have worked with a wide range of client symptoms and issues over many years of work in mental health. I have extensive experience in short-term therapy and am good at keeping the therapy focused on the task at hand once goals have been collaboratively set. I really enjoy getting to know the individual strengths and needs of each client and adapting my approach to be as effective as possible.
(415) 798-2892 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Marty Mulkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have training in and experience with a variety of approaches particularly Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Narrative Therapy, Drama Therapy and Psychodrama.
People come to psychotherapy for a variety of reasons. Making our way in this world demands so much self-reliance and yet we are given very little opportunity to get to know ourselves well. We keep our fears and uncertainty about whether we have what it takes to survive our struggles very close to our chests. This is such a fragile place to live. Ignoring our emotions and "soldiering on" creates a life of isolation and confusion. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, or uncertainty about how to wish, desire, and create a life worth living.
(415) 801-3365 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Laura Domash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
I utilize a combination of depth oriented and evidence based techniques (EMDR, DBT , CBT).
My work is ultimately about mindful, skillful, and balanced living. Life is short-- I want my clients to enjoy the process regardless of what life throws at them. I help people move beyond difficulties such as substance abuse/other compulsions, excessive self-criticism, symptoms of depression and anxiety, difficulties with relationships, trauma, and other human struggles. My approach is authentic and warm yet exceptionally direct. I'll help identify inadequate coping patterns so you can replace them with proven skills that lead to higher quality living. Our work will be results driven and customized to you.
(408) 837-0274 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
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Pali Khalsa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I use multiple therapeutic approaches, including concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) to support my clients in gaining a deeper understanding of their thinking & behavior patterns and to provide concrete coping skills.
I have experience working with adults of all ages who are struggling with a broad range of mental health and substance use challenges. I am also passionate about working with body image issues and exploring beliefs that interfere with body neutrality. It is my goal as a therapist to create a safe and non-judgmental space in which my clients feel they can share openly and honestly. I strive to foster connections with my clients that are built on a foundation of authenticity, collaboration, warmth, and humor.
(628) 500-8504 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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www.raquelgarciapsychotherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I offer Indvidual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, all guided by the belief that the therapeutic relationship, the human connection, is the ground where healing can happen.
(415) 234-4692 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Gina Poelke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I utilize treatments that are backed by scientific evidence such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and interpersonal techniques to strengthen relationships and communications with others.
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with adults. I provide treatment for a host of issues including anxiety, panic, stress, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, substance use, and severe mental illness. I will help and support you by providing brief psychotherapy to address specific problems, or provide longer term treatment to address multiple issues or long standing difficulties.
(415) 408-7786 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Bridges To Mental Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EdD, LPCC, MS
Verified
Dr. Karimah AdisaThomas is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, she assists her clients in managing life's challenges and issues at all stages of life. Karimah has assisted clients including young children, adolescents, young adults and older adults to identify their issues and to develop coping mechanisms that have met their counseling goals. She is specifically trained in crisis and trauma. Karimah’s clinical experience includes the use of CBT, DBT , Mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices in the treatment of her clients.
(628) 209-5370 
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San Francisco, CA 94112
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Jennifer Y Nam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach integrates evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--these are active, practical, skills-based, time-defined, and engaged forms of therapy.
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem); rather than offering just symptom relief. I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
(650) 300-4955 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Michelle Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Common interventions derive from CBT, DBT , ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion focused.
If you've stumbled upon my page, you're likely seeking emotional support and helpful skills to navigate life's challenges. Perhaps you've been feeling stuck, anxious, overwhelmed, or disconnected to your work, relationships, or even yourself. This can be very painful to navigate alone. In therapy with me, you can work through negative thinking patterns or habits, common stressors, and allow room for acceptance of things you cannot control. In therapy, you can gain new skills as we talk through your lived experience. Your story is unique, so we will work together to navigate treatment goals that can improve your quality of life.
(415) 612-3540 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Whitney Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I draw upon evidence-based practices including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy ( DBT ), and tailor these approaches to your needs and goals.
Perhaps you are seeking healthier ways to cope with stressful life experiences or want to make more enduring changes to how you relate to yourself and others. In my work, I aim to not only help you feel better but provide you the tools to lead a more meaningful life. I help clients recognize and harness their own personal strengths while learning new ways to challenge negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors that can keep us feeling stuck, depressed, and anxious.
(415) 243-7249 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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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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