Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Tampa, FL

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Danielle Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33607  (Online Only)
Danielle utilizes an integrative approach that is tailored to each individual's needs including play therapy, expressive arts, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, Adlerian, Rogerian, and solution-focused therapy.
Danielle Bishop is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She holds approximately 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who present with trauma, anxiety, depression, and life changes and participating in play therapy. She completed her education through Walden University where she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as Applied Psychology. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in pre-movement therapy and forensic psychology from Stockton University.
Danielle utilizes an integrative approach that is tailored to each individual's needs including play therapy, expressive arts, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, Adlerian, Rogerian, and solution-focused therapy.
Danielle Bishop is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She holds approximately 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who present with trauma, anxiety, depression, and life changes and participating in play therapy. She completed her education through Walden University where she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as Applied Psychology. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in pre-movement therapy and forensic psychology from Stockton University.
(727) 910-2042 View (727) 910-2042
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Tiffany A Richburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33637  (Online Only)
I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida and South Carolina with over 5 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and grief and loss. I provide individual, family and couples therapy to assist clients with identifying key issues and aggressively work towards a solution.
I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida and South Carolina with over 5 years of clinical experience. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and grief and loss. I provide individual, family and couples therapy to assist clients with identifying key issues and aggressively work towards a solution.
(813) 722-1661 View (813) 722-1661
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Jenna Nielsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33605  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing evidenced based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I am here to support you through whatever motivated you to take the important first step in reaching out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide treatment in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, and Nevada. I want to help guide you by empowering you to take risks and hope that with commitment to therapy you can achieve your goals. I work with compassion, non-judgement, and trust and will provide a safe environment for you to express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, sports performance, and relationships issues.
I specialize in providing evidenced based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I am here to support you through whatever motivated you to take the important first step in reaching out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide treatment in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, and Nevada. I want to help guide you by empowering you to take risks and hope that with commitment to therapy you can achieve your goals. I work with compassion, non-judgement, and trust and will provide a safe environment for you to express your thoughts and feelings. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, sports performance, and relationships issues.
(813) 859-6904 View (813) 859-6904
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Lily Rivera
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33619
My name is Lily Rivera, and I am a Compassionate and caring Psychotherapist with 20+ years of employment in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with ages 3 to 85 and a range of disorders such as Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Trauma, and PTSD. I use a broad range of modalities: Adlerian, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I firmly believe that you are the expert yourself, and I am here to empower you, not fix you so that you have the confidence to cope with whatever struggles life brings.
My name is Lily Rivera, and I am a Compassionate and caring Psychotherapist with 20+ years of employment in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with ages 3 to 85 and a range of disorders such as Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Trauma, and PTSD. I use a broad range of modalities: Adlerian, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I firmly believe that you are the expert yourself, and I am here to empower you, not fix you so that you have the confidence to cope with whatever struggles life brings.
(813) 590-4256 View (813) 590-4256
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Caitlin Adcock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33607
My primary treatment approaches include CBT, DBT, ACT, and trauma-informed care.
Life is truly a journey, and that journey looks completely different for everyone. I have worked with individuals with a variety of conditions including: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Body Image Concerns, Substance Use Issues, Adjustment Issues, and Self-Esteem. Each journey comes with ups and downs, and it is important to have support and encouragement along the way! I strive to meet all my clients exactly where they are at in life and work collaboratively with them to ensure that our sessions are geared towards their specific goals. We are all unique individuals that feel and process life experiences in our own way.
My primary treatment approaches include CBT, DBT, ACT, and trauma-informed care.
Life is truly a journey, and that journey looks completely different for everyone. I have worked with individuals with a variety of conditions including: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Body Image Concerns, Substance Use Issues, Adjustment Issues, and Self-Esteem. Each journey comes with ups and downs, and it is important to have support and encouragement along the way! I strive to meet all my clients exactly where they are at in life and work collaboratively with them to ensure that our sessions are geared towards their specific goals. We are all unique individuals that feel and process life experiences in our own way.
(813) 455-1278 View (813) 455-1278
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Kritti Batra
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
While her theoretical model consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, when necessary.
Kritti has worked with numerous clients from diverse backgrounds and faiths over the years. She enjoys working with all ages and sees the potential younger children can grasp and have. She facilitates individual and group therapy sessions from an active yet client-centered base. People she has helped are those who have problems/issues with anxiety, depression, phase of life, and ADHD. She enhances her environment by bringing her vibrant and magnetic energy while allowing the client to “simply just be” where they are at and to have them use their own coping toolbox to put in the work from one session to the next.
While her theoretical model consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, when necessary.
Kritti has worked with numerous clients from diverse backgrounds and faiths over the years. She enjoys working with all ages and sees the potential younger children can grasp and have. She facilitates individual and group therapy sessions from an active yet client-centered base. People she has helped are those who have problems/issues with anxiety, depression, phase of life, and ADHD. She enhances her environment by bringing her vibrant and magnetic energy while allowing the client to “simply just be” where they are at and to have them use their own coping toolbox to put in the work from one session to the next.
(813) 492-7184 View (813) 492-7184
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Dr. Lake & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, CAS, MS, NCSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33607
We are committed to evidence-based approaches such as ACT, ERP, DBT-informed, MI and other effective approaches.
Hi! Are you looking for a practice that is collaborative and supportive? We are your neighborhood clinicians providing therapy and testing services that result in practical and highly effective outcomes. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of challenge emotions, attention difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, bipolar, learning concerns (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), behavioral problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), relationship problems, giftedness, and others. Our services are available online and in person.
We are committed to evidence-based approaches such as ACT, ERP, DBT-informed, MI and other effective approaches.
Hi! Are you looking for a practice that is collaborative and supportive? We are your neighborhood clinicians providing therapy and testing services that result in practical and highly effective outcomes. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of challenge emotions, attention difficulties (ADHD), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, bipolar, learning concerns (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), behavioral problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), relationship problems, giftedness, and others. Our services are available online and in person.
(813) 603-2308 View (813) 603-2308
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Charley Rodich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33635
Waitlist for new clients
She practices cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, family therapy, exposure-response prevention therapy, and mindfulness.
I am so glad you are here! I started my private practice in hopes of creating a modern, safe and open environment to normalize talking about mental health; a space where we can have real, down-to-earth conversations. I wholeheartedly invest in the individuals I work with and believe therapy works best when it is a collaborative process. Ultimately you want a therapist that just gets it.. and I do. If you're not living your life the way you'd like to, let's talk about it.
She practices cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, family therapy, exposure-response prevention therapy, and mindfulness.
I am so glad you are here! I started my private practice in hopes of creating a modern, safe and open environment to normalize talking about mental health; a space where we can have real, down-to-earth conversations. I wholeheartedly invest in the individuals I work with and believe therapy works best when it is a collaborative process. Ultimately you want a therapist that just gets it.. and I do. If you're not living your life the way you'd like to, let's talk about it.
(813) 590-7333 View (813) 590-7333
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Christina Belknap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602
I have experience in many modalities, from CBT, DBT, EMDR, and somatic therapy approaches.
My ideal client aims to engage in an active partnership to build self-awareness and take action to make a change. I will give you feedback and challenge you, which is not everyone’s cup of tea! I work best with those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, trauma, or emotional flooding. Many of my clients report that our work helped them shift from survival mode to a sense of thriving. I suggest homework; your progress is based on your willingness to practice. The ideal client for my strengths is someone who wants to learn and shift by discovering tangible skills and techniques they can use in their own lives.
I have experience in many modalities, from CBT, DBT, EMDR, and somatic therapy approaches.
My ideal client aims to engage in an active partnership to build self-awareness and take action to make a change. I will give you feedback and challenge you, which is not everyone’s cup of tea! I work best with those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, trauma, or emotional flooding. Many of my clients report that our work helped them shift from survival mode to a sense of thriving. I suggest homework; your progress is based on your willingness to practice. The ideal client for my strengths is someone who wants to learn and shift by discovering tangible skills and techniques they can use in their own lives.
(813) 580-7017 View (813) 580-7017
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Mario Morano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
My clinical background is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy, and I also utilize approaches from related therapies includeing Person-Centered, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral, and Reality Therapy.
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-mario-morano-101223
My clinical background is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy, and I also utilize approaches from related therapies includeing Person-Centered, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral, and Reality Therapy.
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-mario-morano-101223
(813) 859-6085 x1 View (813) 859-6085 x1
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Jessica Rose Langbehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33624  (Online Only)
Through the use of various therapeutic modalities- including, but not limited to, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, elements of dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, & integrative therapy, to name a few- we can work together to help you to find healing and balance, and achieve your therapeutic goals together.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in forming a strong therapeutic bond with my patients. I believe in providing affordable, convenient, and private counseling services through the use of virtual therapy only. Please inquire with me if you have any questions about the virtual therapy process, as it has proven to be an effective method for my patients. I genuinely want to help you heal, and believe that we can work together to accomplish your goals. I specialize in holistically working with women who have been traumatized by emotional, physical or verbal abuse, as well as general anxiety and depression.
Through the use of various therapeutic modalities- including, but not limited to, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, elements of dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, & integrative therapy, to name a few- we can work together to help you to find healing and balance, and achieve your therapeutic goals together.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in forming a strong therapeutic bond with my patients. I believe in providing affordable, convenient, and private counseling services through the use of virtual therapy only. Please inquire with me if you have any questions about the virtual therapy process, as it has proven to be an effective method for my patients. I genuinely want to help you heal, and believe that we can work together to accomplish your goals. I specialize in holistically working with women who have been traumatized by emotional, physical or verbal abuse, as well as general anxiety and depression.
(786) 789-3391 View (786) 789-3391
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Patricia Casañas
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
I am also strongly trained in: CBT, I-CBT, Exposure Therapy, and RO-DBT which are effective treatments for the populations I specialize in.
I am a firm believer that transformation happens in the midst of safe and supportive relationships. My hope is to give you this experience through our work together. I am intensely trained in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, trauma, and depression. If you struggle with behaviors relating to: food, being overly rigid, negative, intrusive, or racing thoughts, maladaptive perfectionism, grief, phobias, or lack social connections - I can help. I work with adolescents and adults. I will teach you the skills you need to regain your confidence in managing your life once more.
I am also strongly trained in: CBT, I-CBT, Exposure Therapy, and RO-DBT which are effective treatments for the populations I specialize in.
I am a firm believer that transformation happens in the midst of safe and supportive relationships. My hope is to give you this experience through our work together. I am intensely trained in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, trauma, and depression. If you struggle with behaviors relating to: food, being overly rigid, negative, intrusive, or racing thoughts, maladaptive perfectionism, grief, phobias, or lack social connections - I can help. I work with adolescents and adults. I will teach you the skills you need to regain your confidence in managing your life once more.
(727) 359-0089 View (727) 359-0089
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Sarah Coker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33606
I have been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am able to provide comprehensive DBT services.
My approach in working with clients is to create an environment in which a sense of understanding can be fostered, as well as a problem-solving space to help increase their likelihood of developing a life worth living. I believe in each person's ability to reach their goals and attain a sense of competence and contentedness in their lives. My approach is both humanistic and active. I attempt to balance acceptance and change strategies to most effectively help my clients reach their goals that prompted them to seek therapy.
I have been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am able to provide comprehensive DBT services.
My approach in working with clients is to create an environment in which a sense of understanding can be fostered, as well as a problem-solving space to help increase their likelihood of developing a life worth living. I believe in each person's ability to reach their goals and attain a sense of competence and contentedness in their lives. My approach is both humanistic and active. I attempt to balance acceptance and change strategies to most effectively help my clients reach their goals that prompted them to seek therapy.
(863) 204-0052 View (863) 204-0052
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Nok Fung (Tiger) Lee
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33612  (Online Only)
I am also CBT- and DBT-trained, allowing me to offer a wide variety of interventions based on knowledge in the cognitive-behavioral realm, as well as mindfulness, acceptance, tolerance, and emotional regulation.
Are you feeling depressed, overwhelmed, stress, or a loss of sense of direction? As a counselor, I am here to assist you with working towards meaningful and rewarding goals, a positive sense of self, and strong connections with whom we love. I primarily offer services to adolescents and adults who would like to explore their thoughts and feelings, work through past and recent traumas, or simply looking for support with stress and life transitions.
I am also CBT- and DBT-trained, allowing me to offer a wide variety of interventions based on knowledge in the cognitive-behavioral realm, as well as mindfulness, acceptance, tolerance, and emotional regulation.
Are you feeling depressed, overwhelmed, stress, or a loss of sense of direction? As a counselor, I am here to assist you with working towards meaningful and rewarding goals, a positive sense of self, and strong connections with whom we love. I primarily offer services to adolescents and adults who would like to explore their thoughts and feelings, work through past and recent traumas, or simply looking for support with stress and life transitions.
(813) 945-7749 View (813) 945-7749
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33614
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Approach, Jumgian Approach and at times Gestalt therapy, Rational Emotive and Behavioral Therapy.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Approach, Jumgian Approach and at times Gestalt therapy, Rational Emotive and Behavioral Therapy.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 664-3158 View (904) 664-3158
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Carol Rios Soto
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33610
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
(813) 820-6998 View (813) 820-6998
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Zandra Michel
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33624
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have speciality training in CBT, DBT and MBSR.
Imagine for moment being free form self-limiting fears. What would life be like if you felt empowered by your obstacles, instead of chained by them? What if you could engineer your mind to take your personal or professional life to the next level-and beyond? I encourage you to explore and experience the magic of motivation and transformation. I will meet you where you are in the moment and help you build from there at your comfortable place. Our work together will be entirely individualized and personalized to you. I specialize in personality disorders, anxiety and relationship issues. Regain your focus and create your vision.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have speciality training in CBT, DBT and MBSR.
Imagine for moment being free form self-limiting fears. What would life be like if you felt empowered by your obstacles, instead of chained by them? What if you could engineer your mind to take your personal or professional life to the next level-and beyond? I encourage you to explore and experience the magic of motivation and transformation. I will meet you where you are in the moment and help you build from there at your comfortable place. Our work together will be entirely individualized and personalized to you. I specialize in personality disorders, anxiety and relationship issues. Regain your focus and create your vision.
(813) 212-2194 View (813) 212-2194
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Tampa Bay DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33625
Tampa Bay DBT is a group of mental health clinicians dedicated to the mission of providing evidence based psychological treatments to adolescents, adults, and families in a compassionate environment. Our clinicians are dedicated to receiving the most up to date trainings to provide the most effective care to the individuals we serve. We provide specific treatments including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), DBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Emotion-Focused Couples and Family Therapy.
Tampa Bay DBT is a group of mental health clinicians dedicated to the mission of providing evidence based psychological treatments to adolescents, adults, and families in a compassionate environment. Our clinicians are dedicated to receiving the most up to date trainings to provide the most effective care to the individuals we serve. We provide specific treatments including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), DBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Emotion-Focused Couples and Family Therapy.
(443) 856-6273 View (443) 856-6273
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Kayden Rodriguez
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33604
Therapeutically, I hold training in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, Domestic Violence, and more. With roots in attachment theory, I utilize an eclectic approach to narrative therapy with a collaborative intention to meet and work with you where you are at.
Therapeutically, I hold training in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, Domestic Violence, and more. With roots in attachment theory, I utilize an eclectic approach to narrative therapy with a collaborative intention to meet and work with you where you are at.
(813) 896-2691 View (813) 896-2691
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Shannon Heller
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33626
I have received additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Children.
I applaud you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist whose values and experience align with your goals. I believe in building a strong rapport with my clients so that you feel at ease in the therapy room and are feeling both heard and understood. My ultimate goal is for you to learn tools that can be used to improve the present problem and can also be applied in day-to-day life so that you are able to handle any difficulties when they present themselves. You can be assured that I will walk with you through this journey.
I have received additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Children.
I applaud you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist whose values and experience align with your goals. I believe in building a strong rapport with my clients so that you feel at ease in the therapy room and are feeling both heard and understood. My ultimate goal is for you to learn tools that can be used to improve the present problem and can also be applied in day-to-day life so that you are able to handle any difficulties when they present themselves. You can be assured that I will walk with you through this journey.
(813) 521-7262 View (813) 521-7262
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.