Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Naperville, IL

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Melissa Theresa Woolever
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Change is not always easy and it often requires hard work. However, change does not have to be made alone. It's important that you have someone to listen, validate, support, and, at times, challenge you. My therapy style is a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Mindfulness, warmth, humor, and insight-oriented methods that can be tailored to fit your individual needs and treatment goals.
(630) 448-8099
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Marissa Millonzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer supportive counseling that is solution focused and targets uncomfortable symptoms and behavior. I use a combination of research based conventional treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral ( DBT ) therapies and mind-body approaches such as targeted relaxation techniques, mindfulness and EMDR. I have found that a mind-body approach in counseling offers quicker and longer lasting relief of symptoms. I work with adults (18 yrs and older), my ideal client is curious and motivated to change. Together, we create treatment goals and strategies that reflect the unique needs of the individual.
(630) 642-6780
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Naperville, IL 60565
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Sangita Bogati
Counselor, MS, LCPC , CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use CBT, DBT skills, ACT skills.
My 12 plus years of collective experiences as a professional Counselor, working in hospital, outpatient and residential treatments with individuals and families has strengthened my belief in our resiliency and our ability to change. My main focus is creating a solid foundation for change and healing. My therapeutic approach is empowering, empathetic. I present with unique blend of my south eastern philosophy and my western education and training. I focus on strength based, person centered approach while using CBT, DBT and ACT in my practice.
(331) 214-8991
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Luis Carlos Mayolo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidence based theoretical orientations, including Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing services to adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have an extensive background working providing consultation and treatment for mood disorders, behavioral disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and social skill deficits. I earned both my Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I received my clinical training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Hartgrove Hospital, Austin Family Services,
(331) 216-1226
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Leah Lubniewski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leah has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Client Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Techniques.
In working in a number of different settings, Leah has worked with a wide range of ages and diagnoses. The primary focus is adolescents through adults. Concerns that clients may work on, but not limited to, are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions/adjustments, adoption, mood management, and relationship/communication issues.
(630) 634-7581 x6
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Thalia Anderen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
She uses a variety of approaches including EMDR, CBT, DBT , mindfulness, and psychoeducation, and believes in creating a safe space and taking the time necessary get to know her clients to find strategies and interventions that are individualized to their needs.
Thalia Anderen, MSW, LCSW, PhD candidate is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois and Connecticut with over twenty years' experience as a therapist. While she routinely works with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and other relational and mental health issues, she also specializes in addiction, trauma, and bereavement. Thalia has significant experience working with trauma and disaster relief, including victims of 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and the 2013 Alberta, Canada floods. Thalia is an EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist and is also trained in hypnosis and Linehan trained in DBT .
(630) 446-6828
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Sara Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
My role is to increase your self-awareness to identify what you value, what is currently working in your life, and what is getting in the way of you living the life you want to live. I view therapy as a partnership wherein my role is to help you to move towards the life you want to live based on your values. I will also teach you skills based on ACT, DBT , and CBT.
(331) 208-5239
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Jodi Kautz
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, EMDR, MSW
Verified
Verified
Through a combination of EMDR, the Strengths Perspective, CBT, and DBT , you will develop new ways of thinking and find healthy coping strategies that are effective for you and your lifestyle.
I believe we all have a story and our experiences and interactions with others throughout our lives shape that story. Whether the story is predominantly positive or negative, we all have the power within us to edit or rewrite it to realize our dreams and wishes. Through focusing on one’s strengths, challenging negative thought processes, and addressing trauma, I enjoy partnering with clients to empower them to edit their story so they are able to move forward and achieve the life they have always envisioned for themselves.
(331) 207-9467 x1
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Kathleen Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach many times combines client-centered, narrative, behavioral, humanistic, and existential theories using evidence-based techniques drawn from CBT, DBT , REBT, and solution-focused therapy.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in a diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem and feelings of self-worth concerns, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Addiction related disorders, Learning disabilities, behavioral spectrum disorders, Autism, Adjustment Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders.
(630) 557-8363
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Stephanie Budrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy and Parent Training.
Stephanie Budrow has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She began her professional career as a Social Worker in early childhood, elementary, middle schools and in Early Intervention. Her focus is strengths-based therapy, seeing in her clients the resilience they may have difficulty seeing themselves. Her experience working with behavioral struggles, school avoidance, anxiety, depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and social skills gives Stephanie the insight and ability to empower her clients to achieve their goals and grow while working through the challenges life brings.
(630) 349-7904 x308
Naperville, IL 60563
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Melanie Sophia Ochoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melanie Ochoa is a licensed social worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Melanie is a graduate of Aurora University’s Master of Social Work Program. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based methods such as dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to promote positive personal growth and healthy communication. Melanie has experience treating general mental health and client concerns such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, family conflict, transition/adjustment concerns, and behavioral management. Melanie is fluent in Spanish.
(630) 835-0976
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Colleen Norwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With a caring, supportive, strengths-based focus - and a touch of humor, Colleen uses a variety of approaches and interventions such as EMDR, CBT, DBT , Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Harm Reduction.
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with adolescents and adults in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental illness, Colleen is well versed in the treatment of trauma and attachment, mood, anxiety, psychotic, as well as personality disorders.
(630) 361-0238
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Amber Burchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout her career, Amber Burchett, LPC, worked in outpatient and residential programs treating issues such as mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, anger management, and more. She is also a volunteer at PAWWs, where dogs are trained to assist veterans struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. In therapy, Amber takes a holistic approach and uses whatever methods necessary to assist the client. She is skilled in CBT, DBT , ACT, Solution Focused / Positive Psychology, and more. No matter the method, Amber focuses on building rapport and offers an unbiased, non-judgmental stance to help
(331) 210-9654
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Justin Wolfe
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CRC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Justin engages clients with a warm, empathic, non-judgmental yet direct style and uses a down-to-earth approach. Justin utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) , a Client-Centered Approach and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help his clients move forward in their lives. Justin specializes in working with individuals who find themselves struggling with: depression, anxiety, addiction, family conflict, and acting out/impulsive behaviors. Justin works with clients of all ages but has a great deal of experience working with adolescents and families .
(630) 473-3177
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Kristen Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use play therapy with younger kiddos and I find the sweet spot of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and CBT to help your child.
Let's be honest, it's been a tough year (or two!) and our kiddos have been through some stuff. Have you noticed your child feeling more anxious and worried? Are they having issues in relationships at school? Isolating themselves for just feeling down in general? I help children, teens and young adults become more self-confident, more able to manage big emotions, and be more effective in their relationships. I collaborate with parents to develop a clear path to healing for your child and provide regular, check-ins with parents. Therapy will be fun and your child will be on their way to feeling like their favorite self again.
(630) 354-0739
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Naperville, IL 60565
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Briana Kesterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I incorporate a range of therapeutic modalities, including Mindfulness, CBT, DBT , and ACT, among others.
I specialize in working with families and individuals of all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal communication deficits, self-esteem issues, anger management, emotional dysregulation, and behavior issues. I am skilled at having those difficult conversations around social identity and encourages an open dialogue with others through developing communication skills. I incorporate social justice and advocacy for human rights into my work as a therapist. I believe everyone is an expert in their own life and my role is to support authenticity. I provide a safe space for you to be who you are; this time is for you.
(630) 593-1070
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Jenille Gunter-Harlan
Counselor, MS, NCC, PEL
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have many years of experience working with youth and families through the education system as well as the church platform. I am extremely passionate about mental health and I believe in building empathic relationships. I do this by actively working with clients to achieve desired results of whole health goals through approaches such as but not limited to Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I believe it is important to use a client-centered focus to truly engage individuals in effective, positive, and responsive therapy to improve interpersonal relationships.
(331) 241-7599
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Jillian King
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Jill encourages her clients to find their voice and strength through CBT, DBT , ACT and assertiveness training.
By utilizing a warm and understanding approach, Jill focuses on addressing unhealthy behaviors and patterns which may prevent awareness and growth for her clients.
(331) 321-4235
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Maribel Duy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Social Worker therapist with an emphasis in inner healing as well as DBT therapy. When life becomes overwhelming, you may be challenged with many different emotions. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space in order to recognize and work together through whatever may be causing you emotional difficulties, and helping you walk into the destined life that you were called to live by. You can overcome life's difficulties with learning new skills to help combat your current situations. I combine both inner healing/Christian counseling and skills to help you achieve your goals.
(630) 296-4509
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Antonio D Salvat
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salvat specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in couples therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy.
Antonio Salvat, Psy.D., LMFT has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. He specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy with adolescents and adults of various backgrounds and sexual orientations. Dr. Salvat has worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome (autism spectrum), Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, thought disorders, emotional disorders, sexuality and gender, co-dependency, boundary issues, and general life problems.
(630) 358-4288
Naperville, IL 60563
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Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists

Who is DBT for?

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.