Dialectical (DBT) Therapists in Washington, DC

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Brooke McGinnis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. McGinnis' specialty training is in providing evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, complex trauma, depression, insomnia, and various anxiety disorders. The treatment modalities Dr. McGinnis uses include cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa, prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, exposure and response prevention, modified dialectical behavioral therapy, process based cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based interventions.
(202) 915-4036 
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Washington, DC 20003
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Tishanna Hollins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
She has expertise in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Dr. Hollins specializes in working with adults with racial/ethnic/cultural-related concerns, eating disorders, emotional eating, body image concerns, weight management, insomnia, OCD, depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Hollins combines evidence based treatments with a sense of compassion, collaboration, and a nonjudgemental approach.
(571) 568-7141 
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Washington, DC 20003
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Dominique Sansbury
Counselor, MS, MA
Verified
My approach is holistic and based in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ).
Dominique Sansbury is a nationally certified and licensed graduate professional counselor. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Washington, DC, and a master’s in Nutrition Education from American University.
(833) 976-1372 
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Washington, DC 20018
Offers online therapy
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Sean Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Are you overly anxious about Covid 19? Feeling stuck in life? Are you dealing with dueling priorities, such as caring for aging parents and maintaining stability in your life? Many of life's challenges are predictable, but the timing of the events are not. I look to facilitate healthy responses and interpretations to life's events that are discovered during our sessions. I will assist you through life's challenges in a safe non judgmental therapeutic space. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to facilitate progress in areas of concern identified in therapy.
(202) 999-3764 
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Washington, DC 20020
Offers online therapy
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Ami Norman Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I work with my patients from an integrated approach, depending on the needs of the individual(s), incorporating aspects of psychodynamic therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker, I provide individual psychotherapy as well as marriage and couples counseling in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of eating disorders as well as helping couples repair their connections and establish secure, lasting bonds with one another.
(202) 759-2251 
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
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Jordan Masters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
CBT and DBT skills are utilized in session, but focus on an integrative approach to best suit client's treatment needs.
Hello! I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Washington DC and Virginia area. I’ve been working with adolescents and young adults for over 7 years in a relationship-centered capacity. I’m here to support young people develop coping skills and challenge negative beliefs to better understand their feelings and behaviors.
(202) 968-2003 x115 
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Washington, DC 20007
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Noelle Stabler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LICSW
Verified
I have experience with evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Using a non-judgmental, empathic, and warm approach, I like to meet each client where they are at and utilize the modalities that best suit their needs. I believe that by creating a safe space to feel heard and understood, the therapeutic relationship can foster increased self-awareness, acceptance, and personal growth in many ways. I enjoy working with women, including college/graduate students and young adults. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, women’s issues, body image/self-esteem issues, and managing life stressors and transitions.
 
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Washington, DC 20009
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Waitlist for new clients
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Sadaf Lotfalian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
To aid with this process, I use interventions (eg relational, cognitive behavioral, emotion-focused, dialectical behavior, and acceptance-based) geared toward your unique concerns and needs.
At times the road to your fullest life is found by moving through trauma, rage, loss, and betrayal. How we cope with those hardships is important. Therapy can help you become more aware of suffering, the sources that are causing it, and tools to help you overcome it. I invite us to imagine a life beyond fear, shame, and regret. One where you feel your innate wisdom, compassion, and capacity, to live life more fully despite all of its complexities.
 
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Washington, DC 20017
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Seth Yavit, MA, LPC - Narrative, Creative, CBT
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
We will draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), and other approaches.
Are you struggling to build relationships, manage emotions, or adjust to life's challenges? Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and other personality disorders are challenging. Therapy can help you build coping skills to better manage your challenges. While trauma can cause great pain in your life, learning the tools to become more positive and more focused can be life-changing. I have helped clients who have experienced severe challenges in order to unlock the barriers holding them back so that they can heal. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(202) 217-1193 
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Washington, DC 20006
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Shiresse M Brewington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach, but my main treatment modalities are acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy.
The clients I like to focus on are people that have challenges with executive functioning, anxiety and depression. I want to help people to identify the past challenges or traumatic experiences that could be causing disruption in their lives, so that they can address it because awareness of the origin of an issue is half the battle. A lot of the habits that we do are signs and symptoms of adverse experiences that worked in one point of our lives, but now could be problematic. My goal is to provide a safe space for openness and expression to be heard while I guide you to your goal of being healed using a trauma informed approach.
(202) 914-5963 
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Washington, DC 20018
Not accepting new clients
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Adam Bloom
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC, MAC
Verified
I draw from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches some of which include person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, and DBT interventions.
Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey takes courage and vulnerability. Congratulations on taking this step towards improving your personal wellness. Productive therapy starts by creating a safe space and working on building a relationship that fosters trust. We will discuss your current reasons for engaging in therapy, as well as explore parts of your history that may inform our work together. We will identify concrete treatment goals and will implement therapeutic techniques designed to support symptom relief as well as addressing the root causes of these symptoms.
(202) 759-2255 
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
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Renana Brooks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
DBT ) Diplomate and Board Certified in DBT ,Marriage and Family Therapy and Behavioral Medicine.
Clients with a strong desire to fix their relationships in the most profound ways fit well with my practice .This is true even if you don’t know what is wrong or your partner disagrees about what the problem is. The change is not just communication patterns but also underlying intense emotional distress or explosive patterns of expression. We address complaints such as lack of sex or affection or emotional withdrawal.We stop couples from divorce and fix communication problems by training partners how to best be supportive and to understand underlying psychological messages unwittingly communicated between partners.
(703) 420-7312 
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Washington, DC 20008
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Stephanie Musa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to treatment, integrating evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with depression, mood, anxiety, who are overwhelmed with the stressors that life can naturally bring as it relates to work, college or graduate school, moving, making new friends, family, identity, relationships, life transitions, and adjustment concerns. I'm also passionate about working with caregivers and family members who may be seeking support in navigating the emotional challenges of caring for an individual with serious mental illness, including burnout, caregiver fatigue, depression, anxiety, guilt, and feelings of stress and overwhelm.
(202) 517-6934 
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Washington, DC 20036
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Aisha Marie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
I am also trained in DBT , CBT, Grief and Trauma Interventions and Solution Focused Therapies.
I believe everyone has the ability to learn new ways to cope and view their personal situation differently. Therapy is a place where you can access your most authentic self and allow the therapeutic process to guide healing. Through creating a safe, comfortable and trusting environment clients will be able to share honestly and receive genuine feedback. My approach is supportive and client centered. You are the expert of your past and together we will explore patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors to establish improved ways of being and building relationships with others to help shape your future.
(301) 298-2537 
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Washington, DC 20008
Not accepting new clients
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Jacquelyn LaRusso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, crafted to each specific client’s needs, and incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory and Psychodynamic Therapy.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. My clinical expertise includes treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-harm behaviors.
(202) 417-2701 
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Washington, DC 20016
Offers online therapy
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Sari Meltzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
I teach my clients skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I specialize in providing support to individuals with eating disorders, disordered eating, and those who want to improve their relationship with food and their body. While challenges with food and body may be what brings a client to see me, I know that these struggles do not exist in a vacuum. This is why I take a holistic approach and support my clients in exploring and learning ways to cope with anxiety, depression, relational conflict, trauma symptoms and other life challenges. In addition to working with client's with eating disorders, I am also a rostered provider in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.
(202) 952-6235 
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
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Kate Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified
I’m trained in multiple approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindful awareness, and body-based therapies; play, art, and sand therapy; and brain-based therapies, including Brainspotting.
I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives.
(202) 804-8054 
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Washington, DC 20008
Offers online therapy
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Sherika Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, Sherika was groomed to love and show compassion to herself and to be able to extend and teach the same to others. Sherika is a proactive, patient, and positive provider, with experience providing therapeutic services to families, children, and expertise in CBT, DBT , and solution-focused therapy. Sherika’s therapeutic skillset extends to those who have difficulty with depression, anxiety, bereavement, suicide, and an array of other adjustments life may cause.
(202) 998-6724 
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Washington, DC 20001
Offers online therapy
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Shelley L Marfori
Psychological Associate, Psy D
Verified
However, I am dedicated to meeting my clients where they are, and I can bring a number of therapeutic modalities into our sessions, including DBT , Trauma Based Approaches, and CBT.
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a trauma survivor, and someone with a chronic pain disorder; I approach the work that I do from a place of empathy and personal understanding. I have an intense passion for understanding personal identity and the way race, culture, class, and sexuality come together to form what we believe about ourselves and what we feel we can accomplish in our lives. Anxiety and trauma can live in our bodies - together we will create a relationship that fosters dynamic and lasting growth, tapping into undiscovered reserves of resiliency that will help navigate the past and prepare for a more hopeful future.
(202) 919-6929 x779 
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Washington, DC 20008
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Joseph C Melendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Joseph utilizes various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Training and Parent Management Training.
Joseph is a holistic and integrative therapist and his core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. He has extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. He provides counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict. Additionally, Joseph facilitates groups including a Men’s Wellness Group, an Emotional Regulation Basics group, and a Healthy Relationships Group.
(202) 946-4859 
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Washington, DC 20002
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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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