Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I draw from EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
I draw from EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(415) 985-6526 View (415) 985-6526
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Jennifer Card
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
(747) 302-6588 View (747) 302-6588
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Kimberly Kono
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
With training in CBT, DBT, ACT and psychodynamic therapy, I will help you identify your needs and how to meet them, and live an intentional and meaningful life based on what is important to you.
There are many important reasons why people come to therapy. For some, they may want to learn to manage their anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and set boundaries with others, and/or process painful experiences from their past. For others, they may want to address their perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, learn strategies to manage their ADHD, and/or cope with life or career transitions.
With training in CBT, DBT, ACT and psychodynamic therapy, I will help you identify your needs and how to meet them, and live an intentional and meaningful life based on what is important to you.
There are many important reasons why people come to therapy. For some, they may want to learn to manage their anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and set boundaries with others, and/or process painful experiences from their past. For others, they may want to address their perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, learn strategies to manage their ADHD, and/or cope with life or career transitions.
(415) 881-5439 View (415) 881-5439
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Cindy Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
My expertise is in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), however, I also incorporate MI, ACT, and DBT.
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted and many of us had the pressure to "succeed" for our parents/families dreams, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous.
My expertise is in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), however, I also incorporate MI, ACT, and DBT.
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted and many of us had the pressure to "succeed" for our parents/families dreams, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous.
(415) 688-6190 View (415) 688-6190
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Manoj Kumar Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hi there, I'm Manoj Kumar! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and young adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, cultural stress, relationship issues, trauma, and PTSD. I employ techniques from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy, Existential therapy, and Solution-focused therapy modalities. I help my clients overcome their stress and anxiety so they can be more productive and enjoy their life. I believe that evidence-based therapeutic practices are very useful in dealing with symptoms of mental illnesses which cause stress and discomfort.
Hi there, I'm Manoj Kumar! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and young adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, cultural stress, relationship issues, trauma, and PTSD. I employ techniques from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy, Existential therapy, and Solution-focused therapy modalities. I help my clients overcome their stress and anxiety so they can be more productive and enjoy their life. I believe that evidence-based therapeutic practices are very useful in dealing with symptoms of mental illnesses which cause stress and discomfort.
(415) 965-5398 View (415) 965-5398
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Michelle Vo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Common interventions derive from CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion focus.
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.
Common interventions derive from CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion focus.
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 View (415) 612-3540
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Eliot M. Lev
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you're interested in specifics, I offer anti-oppressive, compassion-focused, DBT, CBT, ACT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Somatic, IFS, Psychodynamic, Ketamine-Assisted, and Harm-Reduction therapies.
In the journey towards healing and self-discovery, finding a therapist who truly understands the intersectionality of your experiences is key. As a therapist and part of the trans, queer, ethnic minority, multicultural, immigrant, trauma survivor, and (dis)ability communities, I'm dedicated to honoring all that makes you - you. The uniqueness of your journey, recognition of your experiences, and collaboration will be at the core of our work.
If you're interested in specifics, I offer anti-oppressive, compassion-focused, DBT, CBT, ACT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Somatic, IFS, Psychodynamic, Ketamine-Assisted, and Harm-Reduction therapies.
In the journey towards healing and self-discovery, finding a therapist who truly understands the intersectionality of your experiences is key. As a therapist and part of the trans, queer, ethnic minority, multicultural, immigrant, trauma survivor, and (dis)ability communities, I'm dedicated to honoring all that makes you - you. The uniqueness of your journey, recognition of your experiences, and collaboration will be at the core of our work.
(415) 498-1860 View (415) 498-1860
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Jaclyn Grad
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness.
I have over a decade of experience in the field of clinical psychology. My main priority is helping clients to live a well-balanced and satisfying life. I have particular expertise in helping clients who are experiencing high stress, anxiety, OCD, grief, depression, or trauma. I also incorporate work on lifestyle components impacting mood such as sleep, weight management, nutrition, exercise, health concerns, and meditation.
I am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness.
I have over a decade of experience in the field of clinical psychology. My main priority is helping clients to live a well-balanced and satisfying life. I have particular expertise in helping clients who are experiencing high stress, anxiety, OCD, grief, depression, or trauma. I also incorporate work on lifestyle components impacting mood such as sleep, weight management, nutrition, exercise, health concerns, and meditation.
(415) 358-7556 View (415) 358-7556
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Jasper Cornelius Mather
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people develop coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns, and increase self-awareness.
I am passionate about helping individuals in the transgender community navigate the unique challenges that come with gender identity and expression. As a transgender person myself, I understand firsthand the complexity of these issues and the importance of providing a safe and inclusive space for clients to explore their identity. I believe that every person has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am committed to providing a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore their identity, work through challenges, and build resilience. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relationship issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people develop coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns, and increase self-awareness.
I am passionate about helping individuals in the transgender community navigate the unique challenges that come with gender identity and expression. As a transgender person myself, I understand firsthand the complexity of these issues and the importance of providing a safe and inclusive space for clients to explore their identity. I believe that every person has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am committed to providing a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore their identity, work through challenges, and build resilience. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relationship issues.
(415) 727-3423 View (415) 727-3423
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Dr. Jaime Bercuson
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Dr. Jaime Bercuson is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, Florida, and Utah. With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Bercuson's compassionate and non-judgmental approach to addressing anxiety, depression, coping with life changes and stressors at work and at home will help you get to where you want to be. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, along with supportive listening and reflection, Dr. Bercuson is ready to work with you to meet your goals. She is happy to connect with you for a free consult to learn more about you and what you are hoping to achieve in you work together.
Dr. Jaime Bercuson is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, Florida, and Utah. With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Bercuson's compassionate and non-judgmental approach to addressing anxiety, depression, coping with life changes and stressors at work and at home will help you get to where you want to be. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, along with supportive listening and reflection, Dr. Bercuson is ready to work with you to meet your goals. She is happy to connect with you for a free consult to learn more about you and what you are hoping to achieve in you work together.
(415) 366-3596 View (415) 366-3596
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Mariana Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, SUDRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I use a variety of modalities during client sessions, including MI, CBT, ACT, and DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care.
There may be so many painful and powerful memories that brought you here, stringing along with them the thoughts and emotions that continue to have a negative toll on your daily life. You disconnect, you zone out, you freeze, you run. You may have asked yourself, “Why can’t I just let all of this go and move on?” People in your life may have asked you the same question. Maybe you already tried to take care of the issue yourself, you tried going down so many different avenues to heal and you worked doing so. I’d like to honor that. Now you’re here, trying a different path. So, let’s let's try something new. We'll travel together.
I use a variety of modalities during client sessions, including MI, CBT, ACT, and DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care.
There may be so many painful and powerful memories that brought you here, stringing along with them the thoughts and emotions that continue to have a negative toll on your daily life. You disconnect, you zone out, you freeze, you run. You may have asked yourself, “Why can’t I just let all of this go and move on?” People in your life may have asked you the same question. Maybe you already tried to take care of the issue yourself, you tried going down so many different avenues to heal and you worked doing so. I’d like to honor that. Now you’re here, trying a different path. So, let’s let's try something new. We'll travel together.
(415) 862-1544 View (415) 862-1544
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Aaron Trinh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is grounded in well-established, evidence-based psychological approaches including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Change is an inevitable challenge we face, particularly when it is unexpected. Sometimes, this challenge can be difficult to cope with, and can develop into anxiety, depression, or stress-induced physiological symptoms. I enjoy helping people who are trying to adjust to change, whether it be at work or in their relationships. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I utilize a personalized approach to help you make the adjustments necessary to overcome stress and anxiety. I will work with you collaboratively to clarify your goals and find a treatment approach that will work best.
My approach is grounded in well-established, evidence-based psychological approaches including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Change is an inevitable challenge we face, particularly when it is unexpected. Sometimes, this challenge can be difficult to cope with, and can develop into anxiety, depression, or stress-induced physiological symptoms. I enjoy helping people who are trying to adjust to change, whether it be at work or in their relationships. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I utilize a personalized approach to help you make the adjustments necessary to overcome stress and anxiety. I will work with you collaboratively to clarify your goals and find a treatment approach that will work best.
(628) 200-3644 View (628) 200-3644
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Emily Wolf McMane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I use IFS, DBT, and narrative approaches among other techniques, but I believe that therapy is first and foremost a human relationship, and I will invest in getting to know you and your unique life circumstances before adjusting my approach to support you in your specific goals and needs.
I specialize in working with women, young adults, trauma survivors, and individuals grappling with identity issues, finding purpose in life, and experiencing major life changes. You are not broken, and I am not here to heal you, fix you, rescue you, or make you better. I am here to support you on your journey to discovering your authentic self and releasing old stories and patterns of behaviors that no longer serve you so that you may live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
I use IFS, DBT, and narrative approaches among other techniques, but I believe that therapy is first and foremost a human relationship, and I will invest in getting to know you and your unique life circumstances before adjusting my approach to support you in your specific goals and needs.
I specialize in working with women, young adults, trauma survivors, and individuals grappling with identity issues, finding purpose in life, and experiencing major life changes. You are not broken, and I am not here to heal you, fix you, rescue you, or make you better. I am here to support you on your journey to discovering your authentic self and releasing old stories and patterns of behaviors that no longer serve you so that you may live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
(707) 615-0653 View (707) 615-0653
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Veronica Ghabour
Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I utilize versatile interventions such as IFS, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative, and Inner Child Work.
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
I utilize versatile interventions such as IFS, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative, and Inner Child Work.
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
(415) 936-8843 View (415) 936-8843
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Alison Hu
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
As a bilingual board-certified psychologist fluent in Mandarin, I offer evidence-based treatments (CBT, DBT, & ACT) tailored to your unique needs.
In a world that seems to throw new challenges our way every day, it is even more important to take care of our mental health. I can help. I specialize in assisting folks like you in finding their footing in this whirlwind. Whether you're struggling with work, navigating relationships, adjusting to parenthood, or simply feeling overwhelmed by everything, I am here to support you. 您好!我是胡醫生,很高興有這個榮幸來幫助您。
As a bilingual board-certified psychologist fluent in Mandarin, I offer evidence-based treatments (CBT, DBT, & ACT) tailored to your unique needs.
In a world that seems to throw new challenges our way every day, it is even more important to take care of our mental health. I can help. I specialize in assisting folks like you in finding their footing in this whirlwind. Whether you're struggling with work, navigating relationships, adjusting to parenthood, or simply feeling overwhelmed by everything, I am here to support you. 您好!我是胡醫生,很高興有這個榮幸來幫助您。
(415) 301-2833 View (415) 301-2833
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Lisa Case
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
My work is intuitive, and may include somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, experiential exercises, CBT, and DBT.
I specialize in helping individuals who experience chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and interrelational/ interfamilial conflicts. My aim is to support you in a safe and non-judgmental container, where we can explore the roots of your issues, as well as provide you skills which can help to alleviate any symptoms/ conflicts you may have. I believe that you are the expert of your story and hold a space that is of compassion and unconditional positive regard. I also offer online ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, when indicated for various diagnoses that may have been treatment-resistant with traditional forms of talk therapy.
My work is intuitive, and may include somatic experiencing, IFS, mindfulness, experiential exercises, CBT, and DBT.
I specialize in helping individuals who experience chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and interrelational/ interfamilial conflicts. My aim is to support you in a safe and non-judgmental container, where we can explore the roots of your issues, as well as provide you skills which can help to alleviate any symptoms/ conflicts you may have. I believe that you are the expert of your story and hold a space that is of compassion and unconditional positive regard. I also offer online ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, when indicated for various diagnoses that may have been treatment-resistant with traditional forms of talk therapy.
(510) 949-5329 View (510) 949-5329
Fiona Cheung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I pull from an eclectic approach with skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and an orientation aligned with Internal Family Systems, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.
You've listened to podcasts and read the self-help books, but something feels missing. You're looking for a space to connect what you've learned with your lived experiences, and to get unstuck, and lead a life of intention and values. You'd like to improve the relationships in your life, and feel better about yourself as you understand and choose patterns of responding to stressors and thoughts and feelings in your day to day life. Welcome to my page!
I pull from an eclectic approach with skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and an orientation aligned with Internal Family Systems, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.
You've listened to podcasts and read the self-help books, but something feels missing. You're looking for a space to connect what you've learned with your lived experiences, and to get unstuck, and lead a life of intention and values. You'd like to improve the relationships in your life, and feel better about yourself as you understand and choose patterns of responding to stressors and thoughts and feelings in your day to day life. Welcome to my page!
(628) 214-4715 View (628) 214-4715
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Ron Austin MS, LMFT 925-949-6349
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
25 plus years of experience in all areas of counseling. - Clinical Director Substance Abuse - Directed County Mental Health Teams , including Crisis and Children's Mental Health - Adjunct faculty at two Universities totaling 20 years - Juvenile Justice experience I enjoy working with couples and adults as they sort through the challenges of life. I make every attempt to help develop change for a healthy lifestyles. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused treatments.
25 plus years of experience in all areas of counseling. - Clinical Director Substance Abuse - Directed County Mental Health Teams , including Crisis and Children's Mental Health - Adjunct faculty at two Universities totaling 20 years - Juvenile Justice experience I enjoy working with couples and adults as they sort through the challenges of life. I make every attempt to help develop change for a healthy lifestyles. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused treatments.
(925) 478-2536 View (925) 478-2536
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Jenifer Butera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I draw on mindfulness-based and trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Interpersonal treatment therapies.
My approach to therapy is client-centered, with mindful tending to each client's psychological space, exploring answers to problems, and discovering how to respond most effectively to changes. I am person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based in my approach, and I work with all mental health concerns in adults, especially with trauma, anxiety, work-related stress, disordered thinking, personality disorders, and depression.
I draw on mindfulness-based and trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Interpersonal treatment therapies.
My approach to therapy is client-centered, with mindful tending to each client's psychological space, exploring answers to problems, and discovering how to respond most effectively to changes. I am person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based in my approach, and I work with all mental health concerns in adults, especially with trauma, anxiety, work-related stress, disordered thinking, personality disorders, and depression.
(415) 322-3706 View (415) 322-3706
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Khaliun Jargalsaikhan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94117
I work from a Mindfulness-Based approach and draw from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based and Strength-Based, Trauma Informed modalities.
In my practice, I strive to create relationships with my clients that foster their growth and help them achieve their full potential. I value empathy and unconditional positive regard toward my clients. Understanding is called for when someone is hurting, confused, anxious, alienated, or doubtful of their self-worth. The gentle, empathic approach provides insight and healing. I respect the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy and try to take good care of my client's trust in me.
I work from a Mindfulness-Based approach and draw from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based and Strength-Based, Trauma Informed modalities.
In my practice, I strive to create relationships with my clients that foster their growth and help them achieve their full potential. I value empathy and unconditional positive regard toward my clients. Understanding is called for when someone is hurting, confused, anxious, alienated, or doubtful of their self-worth. The gentle, empathic approach provides insight and healing. I respect the courage and vulnerability to come to therapy and try to take good care of my client's trust in me.
(415) 684-9186 View (415) 684-9186

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Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists

Who is DBT for?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for people who experience extreme emotional suffering because they lack the skills of emotion regulation and distress tolerance. The basic affliction can underlie a wide range of conditions, from borderline and other personality disorders to PTSD and treatment-resistant anxiety and depression. The therapy is helpful to those whose emotional reactivity is so intense it is disruptive to everyday functioning and leads to frequent crises.

Why do people need DBT?

The ability to regulate emotions is a core psychological skill that enables people to function in life and pay attention to the world outside themselves; it is consistently associated with well-being. DBT is designed to help people learn how to manage and regulate their emotions. Originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorder whose extreme emotional suffering led to self-harming behavior and suicide attempts, the therapy is now applied to other conditions involving emotion dysregulation, particularly when other treatments have failed.

What happens in DBT?

Individuals meet weekly with their therapist to discuss their experiences relating to moods, behavior, and skills. Using checklists they maintain, they review emotional experiences and positive practices they engage in. The diaries help individuals discern what led up to a specific problem encountered, this is followed by discussion of the consequences of their actions. In addition, individuals may meet in class-like small groups to learn skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

How long does DBT last?

Because it is intended to establish long-lasting behavioral change among those with persistent problems, DBT is designed to last six months to a year. DBT includes both weekly sessions of individual therapy and weekly skills-training sessions conducted in small groups. Studies of DBT have documented improvement within a year of treatment, particularly in controlling self-harmful behavior; nevertheless, individuals may require therapy for several years.