Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Kaila Hattis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kaila uses evidence based practices such as CBT and DBT , while also incorporating frameworks specific to each person’s needs.
Kaila brings a warm and welcoming energy to her practice at Pacific Coast Therapy. She understands that entering into therapy can often feel overwhelming and acknowledges the courage it takes to come to therapy and begin a journey towards growth and healing. Kaila works with adults, adolescents (13+), families, and couples. She offers a safe and trusting place to process trauma and grief.
(831) 201-1147 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Shawn Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADCII, PCI
Verified
I use a range of theoretical approaches such as CBT, DBT , Gestalt, existential/humanistic, all depending on the individual I am working with and what makes sense to them.
I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
(831) 623-5151 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ceila Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist that specialize in depression, managing self-injurious behaviors, anxiety, self-esteem, divorce, sexual abuse, interpersonal violence/domestic violence, educational issues and coping skills to manage stress. The theoretical approaches I use in my practice include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. In my clinical practice I place importance in empowering clients to find their own strength
(831) 661-9615 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Andrea L Rossi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My approach is derived from the rich soil of mindfulness, aikido, art therapy, family systems, self psychology, CBT, DBT , and holistic/somatic based approaches.
Embarking on the journey of psychotherapy is a courageous and empowering act. My intention is to assist you in recognizing, respecting, and building on your strengths, and improving your capacity for self regulation. Through this partnership, I will assist you in bringing unconscious faulty core beliefs to the light of mindful awareness, engaging your wisdom and compassion. I will work with you collaboratively to address and navigate through your pain, your perceived limitations and stuck places, which are your growing edges. This demanding and enlivening work can improve your quality of life, and expand your capacity for joy and happiness.
(831) 777-4032 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Megan Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Megan uses evidence-based practices like CBT and DBT to support her clients, but she believes in an eclectic approach to meet each client's unique needs.
Megan leads with hope and curiosity to empower her clients to grow into their best selves. She works collaboratively with clients in order to understand them as a whole person, not just their problems. Megan believes patience, authenticity, and transparency are essential to build trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship. Megan specializes in working with adults and youth who identify as neurodivergent and/or on the autism spectrum, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals. Megan works with clients who are coping with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship struggles.
(831) 249-0198 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Kat Zwick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC
Verified
I provide ADHD solutions-focused therapy and DBT solutions-focused therapy to gender expansive, queer, and neurodivergent clients. This work is skills-based, fun, sometimes honestly hilarious, compassionate, non-judgmental and meant to help clients reach their goals with distress tolerance, behavior change, executive functioning challenges, task completion, short-term blocks or hurdles, and long-term planning, organization, and emotion regulation.
(831) 740-8296 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lighthouse Counseling - Teletherapy Available
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Some of our specialties include but are not limited to psychotherapy/talk therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Addiction and Trauma-Focused Therapies (Seeking Safety, 12-Step Recovery, ACA), Somatics and Mindfulness.
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
(831) 498-2186 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Terri Lyn Zucker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I offer CBT and DBT .
Medicare clients accepted for teletherapy (telephone, Facetime, Zoom) . I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. We carefully work through crises and both short and long term issues by using skillful means and tapping into your inner resources.
(650) 489-0765 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
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Jasmeen Miah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and from Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ).
We all have a variety of emotions, and that's normal! It's when they interfere with functioning or turn into a long-lasting mood that we could use some help. Perhaps you feel anxious and depressed, or dissatisfied and upset in your relationships. Maybe you need support as you weather a storm in your life, or someone to help you get back on track with your normal functioning. The bottom line is you don't want your mood to derail your goals, your relationships, and your life.
(831) 709-9318 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
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Chelsey Suttaby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My training includes but is not limited to therapeutic modalities of CBT (and CBT for Psychosis), DBT , Mindfulness, Psychodynamic.
Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality.
(831) 216-0214 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Ride The Wave Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCPC, CGP, C-DBT
Verified
Current Group Offerings: DBT Mindfulness & Skills 22-Session Series and Yoga To Reclaim Our Body and Food.
Ride The Wave Recovery offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders and sexualities living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, co-occurring trauma and ADHD. "Ride the wave" reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat.
(831) 703-9309 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Monika Martynska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Using Attachment-based therapy, Hakomi (mindfulness -based somatic therapy), Gestalt, Brainspotting, DBT , Non-Violent Communication, Positive Psychology and other techniques, I tailor the session to your specific needs.
Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life.
(831) 539-0596 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Yes To Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW
Verified
Therapists at Yes To Therapy offer many different specialties, including treating trauma (Brainspotting, IFS, and EMDR), couples (Gottman and EFT), art therapy, play therapy, CBT, DBT , and many more modalities.
At Yes To Therapy, we provide therapeutic services to a wide variety of ages, genders, cultures, and populations. We pride ourselves on creating a warm, welcoming environment for each and every client who walks through our doors. We have therapists that reflect an array of different genders, ethnic backgrounds, and specialties, as we aim to meet the needs of our clients and match each person with a therapist that truly feels like the right fit.
(408) 676-3309 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Charese Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a strong advocate for the use of evidenced based treatments and am trained in the following: Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), Exposure Therapy including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.
I believe the purpose of therapy is to create a safe and validating environment where people can focus on creating a "life worth living". I help facilitate this journey by focusing on both acceptance and change in a warm, interactive and thoughtful fashion. If you are someone who is struggling to manage your emotions and behaviors because of anxiety, depression, or trauma we can work together to define the life you want and overcome the obstacles to it.
(510) 876-4191 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Patricia S Dolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Art Therapy.
I specialize in helping people who know what changes need to be made, but who struggle with knowing how to make them: whether it is with food, relationships, self-harm or addictions. My method is primarily skills based: I accept what you bring in, and then we work together toward change. I am experienced with mood, anxiety and thought disorders. I'm passionate about working with eating disorders, body image and LGBTQ+ issues. I work well with adults, adolescents and groups. I strongly believe that developing a solid and collaborative therapeutic relationship is crucial to healing.
(408) 637-7577 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Lorraine Cahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in various forms of therapy, including, but not limited to--CBT, DBT , EMDR, Somatic and Family Systems.
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
(831) 216-1080 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Tanya Ossipoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My therapy modalities include expressive arts therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and working to gain perspective on how our early family life affects the decisions we make in our relationships.
We all have a need for connection, love and support. When we share our stories, we can form a new standpoint and choose different pathways to walk in this life. When we face life’s difficulties, I believe it is possible to find new perspectives and cultivate hope. Moving forward together, we can make a plan for change and recovery based on your goals. My style of relating to others is warm, caring, and collaborative. I offer a therapy experience grounded in respect, truth, objective reality, and compassion. I love to find the humor in everyday life, as humor can help us to withstand hardships.
(831) 508-7837 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Patricia Dudley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My style of therapy is based in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT , Solution Focused, and Gestalt styles.
I work well with motivated clients who are looking to improve their daily lives through self-exploration, and are open to challenging their current patterns in order to reach your goals. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, work/life stress, relationship issues, past trauma, or managing the daily challenges we are facing during this COVID-19 global shift, I would love to be here to support you. I work primarily with individuals and groups.
(831) 292-4073 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Michael James Miceli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Co-Founder of A New Hope Family Counseling & Consulting Inc. (A New Hope). I have an extensive history of service to the mental health community, specializing in treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My work is informed by CBT, DBT , Narrative, and Solution-Focused modalities. I look forward to working with you!
(831) 201-1993 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Amanda A. Hendricks
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, ATR-BC, MFA, RYT®200, CTHP
Verified
My approach to counseling integrates evidence-based treatments (EMDR, DBT ), mindfulness-awareness skills (MBCT, ACT) and person-centered counseling with art therapy theories and practices. In our sessions, I will work with you to increase wellness, improve your sense of self-compassion, build on your creativity and identify personal strengths. I will work with you to achieve the changes you seek in your unique journey of healing, growth, balance and sustained mental health in life.
(669) 271-8628 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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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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