Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Denver, CO

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Lindsay Sova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80231
Therapy works best when it is collaborative, which is why I weave various treatment modalities into my approach, including psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
Seeking therapy is less about ‘fixing’ ourselves and more about learning to acknowledge discomfort. This is so we can unlock barriers that may be getting in the way of living the life we want. We learn to give ourselves permission to heal and grow because we are worth it, though we do not always believe this. Whether you are navigating shame and self-judgement, anxiety or depression, the effects of trauma, or craving a deeper connection with yourself and others, my therapy style is that of a deep commitment to holding space for you to explore, and when you feel ready, heal discomfort and connect to your true self.
Therapy works best when it is collaborative, which is why I weave various treatment modalities into my approach, including psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
Seeking therapy is less about ‘fixing’ ourselves and more about learning to acknowledge discomfort. This is so we can unlock barriers that may be getting in the way of living the life we want. We learn to give ourselves permission to heal and grow because we are worth it, though we do not always believe this. Whether you are navigating shame and self-judgement, anxiety or depression, the effects of trauma, or craving a deeper connection with yourself and others, my therapy style is that of a deep commitment to holding space for you to explore, and when you feel ready, heal discomfort and connect to your true self.
(720) 674-7989 View (720) 674-7989
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Joan Godbolt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80218
I am well versed in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true? Contact me today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.
I am well versed in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true? Contact me today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.
(720) 605-3396 View (720) 605-3396
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Colorado Mental Health Network
LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80239
Testing and Evaluation, Individual Counseling, Youth & Adolescent Counseling Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) , Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Addictions, Parenting Time Supervision, and Reintegration Therapy.
Here at Colorado Mental Health Network, we believe in providing patients with the best tools and resources to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Our mission is to provide a safe and authentic place for unlimited growth, while making our Colorado communities a better place! Colorado Mental Health Network is proud of its diversity in therapists to provide culturally sensitive services to the community. We speak Spanish!
Testing and Evaluation, Individual Counseling, Youth & Adolescent Counseling Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) , Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Addictions, Parenting Time Supervision, and Reintegration Therapy.
Here at Colorado Mental Health Network, we believe in providing patients with the best tools and resources to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Our mission is to provide a safe and authentic place for unlimited growth, while making our Colorado communities a better place! Colorado Mental Health Network is proud of its diversity in therapists to provide culturally sensitive services to the community. We speak Spanish!
(720) 619-8239 View (720) 619-8239
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Cici Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SSP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I strive to understand my clients in all of their environments. I use the lens of family therapy. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and built upon establishing a trusting relationship. I work with caregiver(s) and their child(ren) to help resolve issues within the home and/or school setting. I am open to working with the caregiver alone to support in parenting and/or with the child/teen to discover solutions which address obstacles to social emotional functioning such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or trauma through talk therapy (therapy dog optional), interactive social emotional learning, bibliotherapy, CBT & DBT.
I strive to understand my clients in all of their environments. I use the lens of family therapy. My approach is strength-based, trauma-informed and built upon establishing a trusting relationship. I work with caregiver(s) and their child(ren) to help resolve issues within the home and/or school setting. I am open to working with the caregiver alone to support in parenting and/or with the child/teen to discover solutions which address obstacles to social emotional functioning such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or trauma through talk therapy (therapy dog optional), interactive social emotional learning, bibliotherapy, CBT & DBT.
(720) 463-3496 View (720) 463-3496
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Jenna Vogen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
Using an integrated therapeutic approach informed by trauma-focused CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and interpersonal theories we will work together to uncover and address challenging themes present within your life that are limiting your capacity to reach your fullest potential. Through processing your own unique story, I will support you in recognizing your individual strengths, healing from your past traumas, and noticing how harmful patterns have impacted your relationships. Together we will build your skills to better engage in your life authentically and intentionally.
Using an integrated therapeutic approach informed by trauma-focused CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, and interpersonal theories we will work together to uncover and address challenging themes present within your life that are limiting your capacity to reach your fullest potential. Through processing your own unique story, I will support you in recognizing your individual strengths, healing from your past traumas, and noticing how harmful patterns have impacted your relationships. Together we will build your skills to better engage in your life authentically and intentionally.
(720) 966-2482 View (720) 966-2482
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Chelsea Ansley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
Chelsea Ansley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the field of social work. Chelsea utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) coupled with both strength-based and mindfulness-based approaches to best meet her clients’ (and couples) needs. For couples, Chelsea utilizes the Gottman Method to best help the couple identify problem areas and rebuild their "relationship house" into a safe, stable, healthy, and comfortable home.
Chelsea Ansley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the field of social work. Chelsea utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) coupled with both strength-based and mindfulness-based approaches to best meet her clients’ (and couples) needs. For couples, Chelsea utilizes the Gottman Method to best help the couple identify problem areas and rebuild their "relationship house" into a safe, stable, healthy, and comfortable home.
(720) 386-6771 View (720) 386-6771
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Meg Carlile
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I am a certified NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) Therapist and have extensive training in advanced clinical modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
As a licensed psychotherapist I am passionate about providing individualized services to clients in order to help them rise from their darkest moments to find hope and healing. I operate from the belief that while we cannot change our history we can address the adaptations needed to survive it that now serve as barriers in our adults lives. My primary focus is treating individuals suffering from PTSD and symptoms stemming from complex trauma, relational issues, personality disorders, mood disorders, family systems issues, addiction and LGBTQ+ issues. I am licensed in both Colorado and Florida.
I am a certified NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) Therapist and have extensive training in advanced clinical modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
As a licensed psychotherapist I am passionate about providing individualized services to clients in order to help them rise from their darkest moments to find hope and healing. I operate from the belief that while we cannot change our history we can address the adaptations needed to survive it that now serve as barriers in our adults lives. My primary focus is treating individuals suffering from PTSD and symptoms stemming from complex trauma, relational issues, personality disorders, mood disorders, family systems issues, addiction and LGBTQ+ issues. I am licensed in both Colorado and Florida.
(786) 495-2627 View (786) 495-2627
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Laura Panczak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
I use an eclectic therapy approach, however, veer towards CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), narrative, somatic, person-centered, trauma-informed, intuitive based approaches.
Are feelings of worry, dread, panic, and unwanted intrusive thoughts making living an enjoyable life more difficult? Change and transformation are difficult; it takes courage, work, and patience to heal- but there is hope! I specialize in Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Panic, and assisting clients with processing and rewiring unhelpful habits. Unwanted intrusive thoughts (Obsessions) can be scary at times. Compulsions and avoidance behaviors can also have a devastating effect both emotionally, interpersonally, and physically,
I use an eclectic therapy approach, however, veer towards CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), narrative, somatic, person-centered, trauma-informed, intuitive based approaches.
Are feelings of worry, dread, panic, and unwanted intrusive thoughts making living an enjoyable life more difficult? Change and transformation are difficult; it takes courage, work, and patience to heal- but there is hope! I specialize in Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Panic, and assisting clients with processing and rewiring unhelpful habits. Unwanted intrusive thoughts (Obsessions) can be scary at times. Compulsions and avoidance behaviors can also have a devastating effect both emotionally, interpersonally, and physically,
(720) 730-3891 View (720) 730-3891
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Aspire Counseling Denver Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
We combine Brainspotting, animal-assisted therapy, DBT, CBT, faith-based therapy upon request, play therapy with kids, brain mapping, and neurofeedback.
We have therapists available 7 days a week, in person or virtual! Check out our website for a list of our available therapists. We work with all ages and a variety of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, divorce, eating disorders, ADHD, Autism, addiction, bullying, major life transitions, sports performance, and self esteem.
We combine Brainspotting, animal-assisted therapy, DBT, CBT, faith-based therapy upon request, play therapy with kids, brain mapping, and neurofeedback.
We have therapists available 7 days a week, in person or virtual! Check out our website for a list of our available therapists. We work with all ages and a variety of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, divorce, eating disorders, ADHD, Autism, addiction, bullying, major life transitions, sports performance, and self esteem.
(727) 475-7611 View (727) 475-7611
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Janessa Henninger
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80212  (Online Only)
I pull from a variety of theories, such as existential, and gestalt, as well as CBT and DBT.
Change can be scary and challenging for children and adults. We develop many different ways of coping with change, some that are healthy and others that are not. While you are the expert in your own life, I am here to help you (regardless of age) process through change and make life choices that are healthy for you in a safe, non-judgmental space. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, and cultures, as well as different presenting concerns. Working with me, we will explore your life at your pace.
I pull from a variety of theories, such as existential, and gestalt, as well as CBT and DBT.
Change can be scary and challenging for children and adults. We develop many different ways of coping with change, some that are healthy and others that are not. While you are the expert in your own life, I am here to help you (regardless of age) process through change and make life choices that are healthy for you in a safe, non-judgmental space. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, and cultures, as well as different presenting concerns. Working with me, we will explore your life at your pace.
(720) 650-8356 View (720) 650-8356
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Libby Dunnigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
We all have unique experiences that shape our perspectives. I believe that through self-awareness and vulnerability, we can all grow to become more resilient and confident individuals. As a licensed clinical therapist, I will guide you through the therapeutic process and empower you with the skills to feel more in control in your life. I’ll help you build a toolbox of coping strategies to find what works best for you. I have a client-centered, collaborative style that draws techniques from a variety of therapy modalities including (but not limited to): CBT, Psychodynamic, DBT, Solution-focused, Strength-based, and Play Therapy.
We all have unique experiences that shape our perspectives. I believe that through self-awareness and vulnerability, we can all grow to become more resilient and confident individuals. As a licensed clinical therapist, I will guide you through the therapeutic process and empower you with the skills to feel more in control in your life. I’ll help you build a toolbox of coping strategies to find what works best for you. I have a client-centered, collaborative style that draws techniques from a variety of therapy modalities including (but not limited to): CBT, Psychodynamic, DBT, Solution-focused, Strength-based, and Play Therapy.
(720) 782-2241 View (720) 782-2241
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Amanda Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80205  (Online Only)
I utilize methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which are evidence-based approaches designed to promote emotional and cognitive regulation.
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is crucial to successful therapy and that change starts with being truly heard and understood. There are many techniques and ideas that can help you, and my role is to share these, build on your strengths, and increase your self-awareness so that you can make meaningful changes in your life.
I utilize methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which are evidence-based approaches designed to promote emotional and cognitive regulation.
I believe the relationship between therapist and client is crucial to successful therapy and that change starts with being truly heard and understood. There are many techniques and ideas that can help you, and my role is to share these, build on your strengths, and increase your self-awareness so that you can make meaningful changes in your life.
(720) 295-3189 View (720) 295-3189
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Nicole Dunas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209
Creating a safe environment is where I begin. I see therapy as a collaborative process that can lead you toward a greater capacity for self-awareness, trust, clarity, a sense of meaning and freedom. Life gives us surprising obstacles, which can make us feel stuck, depressed, alone or scared. With therapeutic presence, creativity and guidance, we can change our relationship to obstacles and transform. Our darkest point may mark the moment we realize we want to change. I use yoga and creative writing in my practice, and have training in mindfulness/somatic approaches, gestalt therapy, family systems, DBT, & depth psychology.
Creating a safe environment is where I begin. I see therapy as a collaborative process that can lead you toward a greater capacity for self-awareness, trust, clarity, a sense of meaning and freedom. Life gives us surprising obstacles, which can make us feel stuck, depressed, alone or scared. With therapeutic presence, creativity and guidance, we can change our relationship to obstacles and transform. Our darkest point may mark the moment we realize we want to change. I use yoga and creative writing in my practice, and have training in mindfulness/somatic approaches, gestalt therapy, family systems, DBT, & depth psychology.
(720) 613-6799 View (720) 613-6799
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Kiera Pelletier
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
I combine Brainspotting (often referred to as a gentle approach to EMDR) with DBT with clients as well as other methods.
Medicaid covers Neurofeedback! I work with all ages at Aspire Counseling located in Denver. Before private practice, I was in residential mental health treatment primarily with young adults and adolescents. I am competent in working with both children and adults who have experienced abuse and trauma. I also have a heart for working with young adults navigating transitions and healing past emotional wounds. Goals for therapy are a collaborative process in which we will discover your personal needs for optimal growth. My role is to provide a safe space for you to come as you are each session.
I combine Brainspotting (often referred to as a gentle approach to EMDR) with DBT with clients as well as other methods.
Medicaid covers Neurofeedback! I work with all ages at Aspire Counseling located in Denver. Before private practice, I was in residential mental health treatment primarily with young adults and adolescents. I am competent in working with both children and adults who have experienced abuse and trauma. I also have a heart for working with young adults navigating transitions and healing past emotional wounds. Goals for therapy are a collaborative process in which we will discover your personal needs for optimal growth. My role is to provide a safe space for you to come as you are each session.
(720) 794-9297 View (720) 794-9297
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Darby Kolo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
My early experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has allowed me to mold the foundations of DBT with other empirically supported treatments (MI, CBT) to fit the needs of my clients.
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, my work has also taught my the impact we often have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you hoping to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
My early experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has allowed me to mold the foundations of DBT with other empirically supported treatments (MI, CBT) to fit the needs of my clients.
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, my work has also taught my the impact we often have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you hoping to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
(720) 704-1647 View (720) 704-1647
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Beth Coke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
I am very skills based, and use DBT as one of my primary methods of ensuring that you have the skills to move forward in life and grow.
My goal is to walk alongside you on your journey and provide the support you need on the journey. There is no judgement based on diagnosis or background. I have spent most of my clinician career working with those with severe mental illness diagnosis or requiring residential mental health treatment. For those transitioning from that setting it is hard to find a clinician and one of my goals is to be able to walk alongside those in transition from residential or intensive mental health treatment as they re-integrate back home.
I am very skills based, and use DBT as one of my primary methods of ensuring that you have the skills to move forward in life and grow.
My goal is to walk alongside you on your journey and provide the support you need on the journey. There is no judgement based on diagnosis or background. I have spent most of my clinician career working with those with severe mental illness diagnosis or requiring residential mental health treatment. For those transitioning from that setting it is hard to find a clinician and one of my goals is to be able to walk alongside those in transition from residential or intensive mental health treatment as they re-integrate back home.
(720) 783-2399 View (720) 783-2399
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Rachel Battock
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237  (Online Only)
We will create personalized mindfulness strategies and use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to guide you towards healing and growth.
I have experience in helping clients in a wide range of ages navigate the challenges of anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, body image, substance use, and stress management. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you before diving head first into the hard stuff, so you'll feel that you've established a safe space where you have autonomy in how therapy works for you.
We will create personalized mindfulness strategies and use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to guide you towards healing and growth.
I have experience in helping clients in a wide range of ages navigate the challenges of anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, body image, substance use, and stress management. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you before diving head first into the hard stuff, so you'll feel that you've established a safe space where you have autonomy in how therapy works for you.
(720) 674-7658 View (720) 674-7658
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Pamela Sterling
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204
I help clients develop concrete skills as well as insight through the use of CBT, DBT, Gottman, and Family Systems Therapy techniques.
The most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the client & the therapist. My style is client-centered & nonjudgmental. I specialize in working with teens, emerging adults, families, & couples around issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship dynamics, and trauma. Insight and change can only be achieved when a therapist is able to ‘meet clients where they are at’ in a direct, strengths-based, warm, and affirming manner. I pride myself on my ability to develop meaningful, catalytic relationships with my clients.
I help clients develop concrete skills as well as insight through the use of CBT, DBT, Gottman, and Family Systems Therapy techniques.
The most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the client & the therapist. My style is client-centered & nonjudgmental. I specialize in working with teens, emerging adults, families, & couples around issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship dynamics, and trauma. Insight and change can only be achieved when a therapist is able to ‘meet clients where they are at’ in a direct, strengths-based, warm, and affirming manner. I pride myself on my ability to develop meaningful, catalytic relationships with my clients.
(970) 465-5603 View (970) 465-5603
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Wendy Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80207  (Online Only)
My style is collaborative and integrative incorporating Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, as well as utilizing emotional support animals to help clients make changes needed to become who they have always imagined themself to be.
The past several years have brought much change to our daily lives. Along with all this change came increasing anxiety and depression. Most of us are simply struggling to get by and rarely take time to take care of ourselves. As a result, we are unhappy, anxious, exhausted, and feel alone. Is it time to make a change in your life? I am here to help guide you. With over 12 years experience, I can help you tap into your strengths, understand and express your emotions, and accept and love yourself, all in a warm and nonjudgmental place. I am a licensed MFT in California, Oregon, and Colorado.
My style is collaborative and integrative incorporating Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, as well as utilizing emotional support animals to help clients make changes needed to become who they have always imagined themself to be.
The past several years have brought much change to our daily lives. Along with all this change came increasing anxiety and depression. Most of us are simply struggling to get by and rarely take time to take care of ourselves. As a result, we are unhappy, anxious, exhausted, and feel alone. Is it time to make a change in your life? I am here to help guide you. With over 12 years experience, I can help you tap into your strengths, understand and express your emotions, and accept and love yourself, all in a warm and nonjudgmental place. I am a licensed MFT in California, Oregon, and Colorado.
(720) 743-4951 View (720) 743-4951
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Rachel Penne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I primarily focus on work with adolescents and adults utilizing different techniques from CBT, DBT, strength-based therapy, and solution focused therapy in supporting clients.
You might feel overwhelmed, but you've made it this far. When things aren't working, you don't have to figure it out alone. As your therapist, I'll help you work towards the life you want, based on your specific situation and needs. Everyone deserves a safe, objective space to process their emotions and experiences. I encourage seeking and allowing compassion for oneself, and appreciate you taking the first step in that process. My work is focused on creating the relationship in which feelings can be shared fluidly, where the space that we have created together fosters the communication and honesty that will be our foundation.
I primarily focus on work with adolescents and adults utilizing different techniques from CBT, DBT, strength-based therapy, and solution focused therapy in supporting clients.
You might feel overwhelmed, but you've made it this far. When things aren't working, you don't have to figure it out alone. As your therapist, I'll help you work towards the life you want, based on your specific situation and needs. Everyone deserves a safe, objective space to process their emotions and experiences. I encourage seeking and allowing compassion for oneself, and appreciate you taking the first step in that process. My work is focused on creating the relationship in which feelings can be shared fluidly, where the space that we have created together fosters the communication and honesty that will be our foundation.
(720) 807-5582 View (720) 807-5582

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.