Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Woodland Hills, CA

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Sophia Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Sophia Moore has several years of experience providing individual and group therapy services to the local community. She is a mother, veteran, and woman of color who understands the necessity of attending to mental health. She utilizes an eclectic approach to provide person-centered care and empowers clients to utilize their strengths while on their journeys. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and seeking safety. The therapeutic approach is centered on the client's needs.
Sophia Moore has several years of experience providing individual and group therapy services to the local community. She is a mother, veteran, and woman of color who understands the necessity of attending to mental health. She utilizes an eclectic approach to provide person-centered care and empowers clients to utilize their strengths while on their journeys. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and seeking safety. The therapeutic approach is centered on the client's needs.
(818) 518-9004 View (818) 518-9004
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Cathryn Waters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367  (Online Only)
I use practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, validation, insight, socratic questioning, breathing exercises, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and shame resilience to helping others overcome cognitive and emotional obstacles toward improving the view of the self or creating behavioral change.
I take a dynamic approach, helping others through developing the courage and confidence to build new skills, change unhelpful views of the self, and increasing insight and understanding and acceptance of where you are, while working toward where you want to be. The more open and willing you are to share, the better we can work together to come to a shared plan, view of the problem and work toward more distress tolerance.
I use practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, validation, insight, socratic questioning, breathing exercises, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and shame resilience to helping others overcome cognitive and emotional obstacles toward improving the view of the self or creating behavioral change.
I take a dynamic approach, helping others through developing the courage and confidence to build new skills, change unhelpful views of the self, and increasing insight and understanding and acceptance of where you are, while working toward where you want to be. The more open and willing you are to share, the better we can work together to come to a shared plan, view of the problem and work toward more distress tolerance.
(310) 882-7668 View (310) 882-7668
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Maria Dahlmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Further during my career at NYP Cornell Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital I have trained in DBT and learnt how to teach crucial skills to those dealing with emotional distress and interpersonal difficulties.
Struggling with a mood disorder, anxiety or emotional upheaval? I see individuals, families and couples who need or benefit from help on relationship issues, family conflicts as well as symptom management. Further I am skilled working with substance abuse clients who are in recovery
Further during my career at NYP Cornell Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital I have trained in DBT and learnt how to teach crucial skills to those dealing with emotional distress and interpersonal difficulties.
Struggling with a mood disorder, anxiety or emotional upheaval? I see individuals, families and couples who need or benefit from help on relationship issues, family conflicts as well as symptom management. Further I am skilled working with substance abuse clients who are in recovery
(818) 740-6895 View (818) 740-6895
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Shanet Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strategic Therapies as well.
My interest in Marriage and Family Therapy stems from a desire to fill a gap that was present in my own community. Having had experiences where an unbiased sounding board could have been pivotal in navigating unstable relationships, I set a path that allowed me to be the change I wanted to see. The general philosophy that anchors my practice is “building healthy relationships one story at a time.” This includes the relationship with oneself. There is no one fits all solution to a problem, or one way of getting to a place of feeling well. This in mind I aim to listen, learn, validate, and advocate for what “works” for my clients.
I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strategic Therapies as well.
My interest in Marriage and Family Therapy stems from a desire to fill a gap that was present in my own community. Having had experiences where an unbiased sounding board could have been pivotal in navigating unstable relationships, I set a path that allowed me to be the change I wanted to see. The general philosophy that anchors my practice is “building healthy relationships one story at a time.” This includes the relationship with oneself. There is no one fits all solution to a problem, or one way of getting to a place of feeling well. This in mind I aim to listen, learn, validate, and advocate for what “works” for my clients.
(323) 844-8107 View (323) 844-8107
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Thomas M Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy underpinned by my theoretical perspective, CBT. It’s present focused, utilizing mindfulness practice as an adjunct strategy. My training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy allows me to provide skills based options when needed. Having experience with trauma therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, rounds out therapy options.
I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy underpinned by my theoretical perspective, CBT. It’s present focused, utilizing mindfulness practice as an adjunct strategy. My training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy allows me to provide skills based options when needed. Having experience with trauma therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, rounds out therapy options.
(818) 798-5176 View (818) 798-5176
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Guzel Safina - Individual And Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA, APCC, ANCC
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
I practice psychodynamic, DBT, ACT, CBT, IFS, Mentalization based approaches in a style of cooperation and alliance.
Do you struggle to understand or name your feelings, needs and desires? Do you find it difficult to communicate freely and feel disconnected, unheard or unsafe? Perhaps anxiety or past trauma stops you from living a full life. I invite you to explore together what is burdening you, address hard questions and find out what works for you in a safe space of therapy. I invite you to bring whole self, true you and explore how does it feel to be fully accepted and understood.
I practice psychodynamic, DBT, ACT, CBT, IFS, Mentalization based approaches in a style of cooperation and alliance.
Do you struggle to understand or name your feelings, needs and desires? Do you find it difficult to communicate freely and feel disconnected, unheard or unsafe? Perhaps anxiety or past trauma stops you from living a full life. I invite you to explore together what is burdening you, address hard questions and find out what works for you in a safe space of therapy. I invite you to bring whole self, true you and explore how does it feel to be fully accepted and understood.
(747) 307-5807 View (747) 307-5807
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Cheryl Moss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
In addition, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT, Family systems and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, addiction, trauma, OCD, bipolar, as well as personal growth, life coaching, death and dying, life transitions, aging and LGBTQIA. I use a person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I do my best to meet each client "where they are" and to offer interventions and inquiry unique to each individual as they progress through their personal process of self-discovery, self-identification, and evolution.
In addition, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT, Family systems and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss, addiction, trauma, OCD, bipolar, as well as personal growth, life coaching, death and dying, life transitions, aging and LGBTQIA. I use a person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This means that I do my best to meet each client "where they are" and to offer interventions and inquiry unique to each individual as they progress through their personal process of self-discovery, self-identification, and evolution.
(818) 350-5042 x703 View (818) 350-5042 x703
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Laleh Lilly Saedi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Waitlist for new clients
Strength-based,Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-focused, EMDR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy approaches, DBT Coaching,Parenting Coaching) with a touch of curious playfulness.
I believe in meeting you where you are, understanding your struggles,finding new purposes in the life and identity mindful decisions to develop a new healthier and happier self . we will collaborate to address the blind spots of your life that keep you stuck and get you to a place of self-esteem and acceptance.I am eager to be a part of your journey towards a more genuine YOU and a happier life. I provide a collaborative approach in therapy, giving individualized "homework" to clients every session. Homework is intended to decrease symptoms, build insight, promote healthier behaviors and increase coping skills in your daily life.
Strength-based,Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-focused, EMDR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy approaches, DBT Coaching,Parenting Coaching) with a touch of curious playfulness.
I believe in meeting you where you are, understanding your struggles,finding new purposes in the life and identity mindful decisions to develop a new healthier and happier self . we will collaborate to address the blind spots of your life that keep you stuck and get you to a place of self-esteem and acceptance.I am eager to be a part of your journey towards a more genuine YOU and a happier life. I provide a collaborative approach in therapy, giving individualized "homework" to clients every session. Homework is intended to decrease symptoms, build insight, promote healthier behaviors and increase coping skills in your daily life.
(818) 450-5576 View (818) 450-5576
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Zack Reed-Fier
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help address client's concerns.
Spring brings change, which can be challenging for mental health. The season's shifts may trigger grief, loss-related emotions, anxiety, stress, and other difficult emotions. Are you experiencing unpredictable waves of grief, hindering your ability to function at work, in relationships, or daily life. This can significantly impact your sense of self and confidence in handling everyday tasks. If you're struggling with sadness, worry, trauma symptoms, or disconnection, you don't have to face it alone. Help is available.
I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help address client's concerns.
Spring brings change, which can be challenging for mental health. The season's shifts may trigger grief, loss-related emotions, anxiety, stress, and other difficult emotions. Are you experiencing unpredictable waves of grief, hindering your ability to function at work, in relationships, or daily life. This can significantly impact your sense of self and confidence in handling everyday tasks. If you're struggling with sadness, worry, trauma symptoms, or disconnection, you don't have to face it alone. Help is available.
(747) 271-2188 View (747) 271-2188
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Tomer Zilbershtein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
I combine both Humanistic and Narrative approaches to my therapeutic work, and utilize evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT.
Struggling with our mental health can often leave us feeling alone and misunderstood by others in our lives. You do not need to face these challenges alone. Cultivating an authentic human connection and building a therapeutic relationship is fundamental in creating a safe and comfortable space for my clients to explore their issues, promoting growth and change in their lives. You deserve to feel heard, to learn more about yourself, make changes in your life, and grow.
I combine both Humanistic and Narrative approaches to my therapeutic work, and utilize evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT.
Struggling with our mental health can often leave us feeling alone and misunderstood by others in our lives. You do not need to face these challenges alone. Cultivating an authentic human connection and building a therapeutic relationship is fundamental in creating a safe and comfortable space for my clients to explore their issues, promoting growth and change in their lives. You deserve to feel heard, to learn more about yourself, make changes in your life, and grow.
(818) 616-6856 View (818) 616-6856
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Anna Caisin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Because every individual is unique, I utilize an eclectic approach tailored to your needs and drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT, and EMDR therapy.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are finding yourself struggling, please know that it is possible to regain balance. Therapy is a very helpful tool that can provide you with support to create a rewarding and purposeful personal narrative. You’re looking for the right person to help you and that’s already a huge feat. I am glad you are here!
Because every individual is unique, I utilize an eclectic approach tailored to your needs and drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT, and EMDR therapy.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are finding yourself struggling, please know that it is possible to regain balance. Therapy is a very helpful tool that can provide you with support to create a rewarding and purposeful personal narrative. You’re looking for the right person to help you and that’s already a huge feat. I am glad you are here!
(747) 277-2646 View (747) 277-2646
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Ady Benyishay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
The modalities that I use often are CBT DBT solution focus and psychodynamic.
My experience started in 2010 working as an intern in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for a about two years, from there I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnosis. In the mean time I completed PsyD program and got my doctorate in clinical psychology.
The modalities that I use often are CBT DBT solution focus and psychodynamic.
My experience started in 2010 working as an intern in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for a about two years, from there I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnosis. In the mean time I completed PsyD program and got my doctorate in clinical psychology.
(818) 532-5249 View (818) 532-5249
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Erica D Carrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Utilizing approaches from DBT; CBT; Narrative; ACT and Solution-Focused.
I believe that with the right kind of motivation and support, anyone can make their dreams come true. I would be honored to assist you in navigating your therapeutic journey. I have experience addressing many diverse issues including school problems; social phobias; emotional and physical traumas; parenting skills; as well as assisting young adults transitioning to college and increasing positive family communication skills. I truly enjoy helping people reach their full potentials and dreams. Whatever you are struggling with I am here to help you navigate through it. "Tomorrow Will Be Better"
Utilizing approaches from DBT; CBT; Narrative; ACT and Solution-Focused.
I believe that with the right kind of motivation and support, anyone can make their dreams come true. I would be honored to assist you in navigating your therapeutic journey. I have experience addressing many diverse issues including school problems; social phobias; emotional and physical traumas; parenting skills; as well as assisting young adults transitioning to college and increasing positive family communication skills. I truly enjoy helping people reach their full potentials and dreams. Whatever you are struggling with I am here to help you navigate through it. "Tomorrow Will Be Better"
(818) 536-7294 View (818) 536-7294
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Kimberley Daughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSG, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367  (Online Only)
I provide individual therapy to adults and treat a number of mental health issues using evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. My treatment specializations include anxiety and depression; life transitions; anger management; stress management; work and career issues; bereavement and grief; health issues; and LGBTQ+ issues.
I provide individual therapy to adults and treat a number of mental health issues using evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. My treatment specializations include anxiety and depression; life transitions; anger management; stress management; work and career issues; bereavement and grief; health issues; and LGBTQ+ issues.
(818) 351-1185 View (818) 351-1185
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Michelle Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Woodland Hills, CA 91367  (Online Only)
In sessions to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, worthlessness, and suicidal ideations, I incorporate Positive Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Strength Building exercises, CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, and Relaxing Meditation Mindfulness techniques.
I applaud your courage and strength in taking the first step toward well-being. My approach is Holistic and Cultural sensitive, with individually tailored goals that address Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness. My clients are teens and older adults (LGBTQ+) with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. I can appreciate clients who want to heal & improve their lives. They are willing to make the necessary changes to build inner strengths, increase feelings of empowerment, implement boundaries and learn to Trust vulnerabilities in healthy relationships.
In sessions to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, worthlessness, and suicidal ideations, I incorporate Positive Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Strength Building exercises, CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, and Relaxing Meditation Mindfulness techniques.
I applaud your courage and strength in taking the first step toward well-being. My approach is Holistic and Cultural sensitive, with individually tailored goals that address Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness. My clients are teens and older adults (LGBTQ+) with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. I can appreciate clients who want to heal & improve their lives. They are willing to make the necessary changes to build inner strengths, increase feelings of empowerment, implement boundaries and learn to Trust vulnerabilities in healthy relationships.
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Eva Sahar Moheban
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
I use a range of therapeutic and holistic modalities: Jungian depth psychology (shadow work/parts work), Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Do you desire more empowerment and mastery over your life? Do you intuitively sense you are destined for more, but are plagued by fears and doubts? Are you committed to your growth, but feel stuck in low-moods or trauma spirals? In our work together, we will take an honest inventory of everything that is no longer serving you, such as, old, destructive patterns, false limiting beliefs, and intrusive negative self-talk that unconsciously runs on a loop. My intention is to empower you to make lasting changes and to ultimately help you see yourself through a more honest and loving lens.
I use a range of therapeutic and holistic modalities: Jungian depth psychology (shadow work/parts work), Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Do you desire more empowerment and mastery over your life? Do you intuitively sense you are destined for more, but are plagued by fears and doubts? Are you committed to your growth, but feel stuck in low-moods or trauma spirals? In our work together, we will take an honest inventory of everything that is no longer serving you, such as, old, destructive patterns, false limiting beliefs, and intrusive negative self-talk that unconsciously runs on a loop. My intention is to empower you to make lasting changes and to ultimately help you see yourself through a more honest and loving lens.
(818) 619-3236 View (818) 619-3236
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Maureen Bailey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
My training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples therapy, dbt, chemical dependency, eating disorders, mindfulness and meditation, and other mind-body practices.
As a therapist in private practice for over 20 years, I provide an integrative perspective in a safe and caring environment. I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relational issues, addiction, trauma, and stressors that might feel overwhelming. My backround in addiction, teaching, and counseling at both the high school and university level, as well as in-patient and out patient psychiatric provide me with a holistic, caring and empathic sensibility. I am available for both short term as well as long term work.
My training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples therapy, dbt, chemical dependency, eating disorders, mindfulness and meditation, and other mind-body practices.
As a therapist in private practice for over 20 years, I provide an integrative perspective in a safe and caring environment. I work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relational issues, addiction, trauma, and stressors that might feel overwhelming. My backround in addiction, teaching, and counseling at both the high school and university level, as well as in-patient and out patient psychiatric provide me with a holistic, caring and empathic sensibility. I am available for both short term as well as long term work.
(818) 946-2124 View (818) 946-2124
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Wendy Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSPH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? I am passionate about helping my clients create a peaceful, more fulfilling life. Therapy can help you develop greater insight into yourself, your relationships, and your own decision-making process. I have down-to-earth approach in a caring, non-judgmental and safe environment. I have been practicing for more than 18 years and have been extensively trained in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT & DBT) as well as Prolonged Exposure (PE) for trauma.
Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? I am passionate about helping my clients create a peaceful, more fulfilling life. Therapy can help you develop greater insight into yourself, your relationships, and your own decision-making process. I have down-to-earth approach in a caring, non-judgmental and safe environment. I have been practicing for more than 18 years and have been extensively trained in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapies (CBT & DBT) as well as Prolonged Exposure (PE) for trauma.
(424) 570-3092 View (424) 570-3092
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Sharon L Stroup
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
We will use a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and trauma-focused techniques to achieve your goals.
How are you functioning in your life? In your relationships? Are you joyful, confident, optimistic? Or are you feeling stuck, sad, frustrated, or lonely? Relationships are the primary force in our lives; without healthy relationships our lives suffer. Because relationships are so important, the way we attach to others is within those relationships, and how we create healthy attachments is extremely important. What I work toward is healthier relationships for my clients; relationship with self as well as with others. In our work together it will be our relationship that provides a safe place from which to explore change.
We will use a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and trauma-focused techniques to achieve your goals.
How are you functioning in your life? In your relationships? Are you joyful, confident, optimistic? Or are you feeling stuck, sad, frustrated, or lonely? Relationships are the primary force in our lives; without healthy relationships our lives suffer. Because relationships are so important, the way we attach to others is within those relationships, and how we create healthy attachments is extremely important. What I work toward is healthier relationships for my clients; relationship with self as well as with others. In our work together it will be our relationship that provides a safe place from which to explore change.
(661) 218-2223 View (661) 218-2223
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Shiva Ghardashem
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to empower you to solve your problems.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious dealing with a challenging situation in your life? Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed in making the right decisions? Do you have marital issues and need someone to coach you to learn how to communicate and resolve your problems? I am here to help you to explore new ways of thinking and moving toward new possibilities. Let's work together in a safe and warm therapeutic environment to make step-by-step changes for a better tomorrow!
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to empower you to solve your problems.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious dealing with a challenging situation in your life? Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed in making the right decisions? Do you have marital issues and need someone to coach you to learn how to communicate and resolve your problems? I am here to help you to explore new ways of thinking and moving toward new possibilities. Let's work together in a safe and warm therapeutic environment to make step-by-step changes for a better tomorrow!
(747) 239-4763 View (747) 239-4763

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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.