Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Kristin Bunge
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
My passion for and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides me with skills and tools to share with you in a way that makes you feel empowered and equipped for living - living abundantly.
Feeling overwhelmed by everyday life, you struggle to have any hope for the future as you continually find yourself repeating toxic patterns and feeling haunted by your past. It feels like no matter what you do or how hard you try you just can't get it right. You want a life that feels vibrant and healthy, one you handcraft and one that reflects all of your uniqueness, power, love, and depth.
My passion for and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides me with skills and tools to share with you in a way that makes you feel empowered and equipped for living - living abundantly.
Feeling overwhelmed by everyday life, you struggle to have any hope for the future as you continually find yourself repeating toxic patterns and feeling haunted by your past. It feels like no matter what you do or how hard you try you just can't get it right. You want a life that feels vibrant and healthy, one you handcraft and one that reflects all of your uniqueness, power, love, and depth.
(612) 688-9844 View (612) 688-9844
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Doug Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
I draw from various research-based treatment modalities including, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy-- utilizing all through a psychodynamic lens that links the past to the present in order to create the future you want for yourself and your loved ones.
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly". The therapeutic relationship is a partnership between two people who endeavor to co-create change. I have helped clients examine a wide range of issues (relational conflict, workplace difficulties, eating disorders, body image distress, addictions, trauma, spirituality, gender identity, aging, grief and loss, and sexual orientation). We will work together to alleviate your most pressing problems as well as develop a fuller understanding of the underlying issues that keep you stuck in emotional patterns that limit your capacity to enjoy the quality of life you desire.
I draw from various research-based treatment modalities including, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy-- utilizing all through a psychodynamic lens that links the past to the present in order to create the future you want for yourself and your loved ones.
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly". The therapeutic relationship is a partnership between two people who endeavor to co-create change. I have helped clients examine a wide range of issues (relational conflict, workplace difficulties, eating disorders, body image distress, addictions, trauma, spirituality, gender identity, aging, grief and loss, and sexual orientation). We will work together to alleviate your most pressing problems as well as develop a fuller understanding of the underlying issues that keep you stuck in emotional patterns that limit your capacity to enjoy the quality of life you desire.
(612) 294-7684 View (612) 294-7684
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Laura L Evensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Using an individualized approach, I incorporate the use of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness as main interventions to support my clients.
Sometimes life can become so overwhelming that we feel stuck and are unsure where to turn next. Sometimes in order to manage this stress, we turn to coping skills or patterns that are not helpful or healthy for us in the long run. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals to help them build awareness of any unhelpful patterns and behaviors that have gotten in way of living in line with their values and how they want to show up in their relationships and the world around them.
Using an individualized approach, I incorporate the use of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness as main interventions to support my clients.
Sometimes life can become so overwhelming that we feel stuck and are unsure where to turn next. Sometimes in order to manage this stress, we turn to coping skills or patterns that are not helpful or healthy for us in the long run. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals to help them build awareness of any unhelpful patterns and behaviors that have gotten in way of living in line with their values and how they want to show up in their relationships and the world around them.
(952) 232-9933 View (952) 232-9933
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Sarah Gustafson-Dombeck
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Waitlist for new clients
I approach my work with individual clients from a person centered, strengths-based perspective, incorporating CBT, DBT, MI, ACT, and Trauma informed approaches.
There is power in uncovering and looking more closely at what may be causing stress or strain in our current life. Working through these concerns with another can increase personal growth and foster well-being and resilience.
I approach my work with individual clients from a person centered, strengths-based perspective, incorporating CBT, DBT, MI, ACT, and Trauma informed approaches.
There is power in uncovering and looking more closely at what may be causing stress or strain in our current life. Working through these concerns with another can increase personal growth and foster well-being and resilience.
(612) 324-4261 x808 View (612) 324-4261 x808
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Jen Nelson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55419
I have a DBT informed therapeutic lens and can offer EMDR as a tool in healing.
Now accepting Blue Cross BlueShield. I believe that each person is their own healer and is capable of living life fully. My approach to therapy includes exploring our past experience, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to create a non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative space for my clients. I have been a licensed masters level therapist for 6 years. My experience includes anxiety, depression, trauma, EMDR, substance use disorder, eating disorder, self esteem, body image, perinatal mental health, and parenting. Before becoming an LPCC I worked with severe and persistent mental health in residential settings.
I have a DBT informed therapeutic lens and can offer EMDR as a tool in healing.
Now accepting Blue Cross BlueShield. I believe that each person is their own healer and is capable of living life fully. My approach to therapy includes exploring our past experience, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to create a non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative space for my clients. I have been a licensed masters level therapist for 6 years. My experience includes anxiety, depression, trauma, EMDR, substance use disorder, eating disorder, self esteem, body image, perinatal mental health, and parenting. Before becoming an LPCC I worked with severe and persistent mental health in residential settings.
(952) 900-3403 View (952) 900-3403
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Samantha Lee Anders
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
I have specialized training in many therapeutic practices: career counseling and assessment; cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia; mind-body skill work; dialectical behavior therapy; prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapies for PTSD; and cognitive behavior therapy.
Many people struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety or insomnia. Others have difficulty in relationships, are dissatisfied with work or face serious health challenges. And many others struggle to adapt to life changes, or simply feel discouraged or unhappy. I work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them and use evidence-based approaches to improve those problems. I believe that developing a strong relationship with my clients provides the essential base from which sustainable change can be achieved. I am PsyPact certified and can practice telepsychology in those states.
I have specialized training in many therapeutic practices: career counseling and assessment; cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia; mind-body skill work; dialectical behavior therapy; prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapies for PTSD; and cognitive behavior therapy.
Many people struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety or insomnia. Others have difficulty in relationships, are dissatisfied with work or face serious health challenges. And many others struggle to adapt to life changes, or simply feel discouraged or unhappy. I work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them and use evidence-based approaches to improve those problems. I believe that developing a strong relationship with my clients provides the essential base from which sustainable change can be achieved. I am PsyPact certified and can practice telepsychology in those states.
(612) 260-1809 View (612) 260-1809
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Emma Schneider
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies, somatic and mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems, and trauma-focused techniques.
As a human navigating this ever-changing world, it is my belief that we each hold knowledge, power, and peace within ourselves. However, it is fair to say that we don't always feel this way. I have experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, shame, depression, life change, and trauma. My therapeutic goal is to hold space for you, support you, and help you enrich your life. I am committed to social justice and believe that systemic dynamics influence a person's mental health. I continually strive to have a validating space for all identities, and I advocate for anti-oppression on both community and systemic platforms.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies, somatic and mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems, and trauma-focused techniques.
As a human navigating this ever-changing world, it is my belief that we each hold knowledge, power, and peace within ourselves. However, it is fair to say that we don't always feel this way. I have experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, shame, depression, life change, and trauma. My therapeutic goal is to hold space for you, support you, and help you enrich your life. I am committed to social justice and believe that systemic dynamics influence a person's mental health. I continually strive to have a validating space for all identities, and I advocate for anti-oppression on both community and systemic platforms.
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Warren A. Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, CAND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Accepting new clients experiencing mental health challenges like depression, anger, anxiety, and mood disorders, it's crucial to explore your issues, needs, goals, and desires. Therapies such as CBT, DBT, and ACT can be helpful. If you're battling negative thoughts, poor coping skills, low self-esteem, and difficulty managing relationships and emotions. I'll provide support, validation, and guidance in teaching healthier thinking, managing emotions, and finding purpose. I will collaborate with you to discover distress relief, new coping strategies, improved self-esteem, fulfilling relationships, and a higher quality of life.
Accepting new clients experiencing mental health challenges like depression, anger, anxiety, and mood disorders, it's crucial to explore your issues, needs, goals, and desires. Therapies such as CBT, DBT, and ACT can be helpful. If you're battling negative thoughts, poor coping skills, low self-esteem, and difficulty managing relationships and emotions. I'll provide support, validation, and guidance in teaching healthier thinking, managing emotions, and finding purpose. I will collaborate with you to discover distress relief, new coping strategies, improved self-esteem, fulfilling relationships, and a higher quality of life.
(612) 445-2128 View (612) 445-2128
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Nicole Gornowicz
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55413
I am certified in EMDR, TF-CBT, FST, DBT and yoga.
Hello! I am Nicole (she/her/hers) a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Art Therapist. I've worked in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for 9 years; primarily with adolescents, children, their families, and their support networks. I'm passionate about encouraging teens, young adults, families, and individuals to keep going. I aim to provide an environment that is conducive to growth through honoring who you are, what you need in the moment, and how you will get to where you'd like to be. I do this through providing a safe, comfortable, authentic, and supportive place you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I am certified in EMDR, TF-CBT, FST, DBT and yoga.
Hello! I am Nicole (she/her/hers) a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Art Therapist. I've worked in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for 9 years; primarily with adolescents, children, their families, and their support networks. I'm passionate about encouraging teens, young adults, families, and individuals to keep going. I aim to provide an environment that is conducive to growth through honoring who you are, what you need in the moment, and how you will get to where you'd like to be. I do this through providing a safe, comfortable, authentic, and supportive place you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(651) 372-1130 View (651) 372-1130
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Leah Bonine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I work from a trauma-informed, harm reduction, sex positive, attachment-based lens. I specialize in working with adults from diverse backgrounds, particularly the LGBTQ+ community. I see clients for individual therapy. I especially enjoy working with creative people and have a deep understanding of the creative process. I am trained in EMDR, AEDP and DBT.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I work from a trauma-informed, harm reduction, sex positive, attachment-based lens. I specialize in working with adults from diverse backgrounds, particularly the LGBTQ+ community. I see clients for individual therapy. I especially enjoy working with creative people and have a deep understanding of the creative process. I am trained in EMDR, AEDP and DBT.
(612) 800-0486 View (612) 800-0486
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Roger Pollock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Waitlist for new clients
Using evidence-based therapies like DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I address a range of clinical problems.
My mission is to genuinely share myself with others so that we can reach higher levels of understanding and experience acceptance, commitment, and hope. We are doing the best we can, with what we have, in this moment and we can do better, being more motivated to change. With a dialectical perspective, drawing from the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I focus on helping my clients achieve their goals and create a life worth living.In my work, I connect with adolescents, families, and young adults, offering a radically genuine relationship that helps them discover that hope and recovery are possible.
Using evidence-based therapies like DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Focused CBT, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I address a range of clinical problems.
My mission is to genuinely share myself with others so that we can reach higher levels of understanding and experience acceptance, commitment, and hope. We are doing the best we can, with what we have, in this moment and we can do better, being more motivated to change. With a dialectical perspective, drawing from the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I focus on helping my clients achieve their goals and create a life worth living.In my work, I connect with adolescents, families, and young adults, offering a radically genuine relationship that helps them discover that hope and recovery are possible.
(612) 662-5680 View (612) 662-5680
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Douglas P Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55428
I am trained in Narrative Therapy, and have certificates in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Systems Family Therapy.
I see life as a mosaic of experiences, and we all do the best we can with what we know at the time. But sometimes, anxiety, depression or the simple challenges of daily life can hold people back from living the fullest, best story of their life. My goal as a therapist is to explore and bring to light a person’s inner strengths, so they can overcome their personal obstacles and enjoy better, more productive lives and relationships. Everyone, regardless of life’s stumbles, deserves the best life they can imagine, and my goal is to walk with them and help them along this journey.
I am trained in Narrative Therapy, and have certificates in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Systems Family Therapy.
I see life as a mosaic of experiences, and we all do the best we can with what we know at the time. But sometimes, anxiety, depression or the simple challenges of daily life can hold people back from living the fullest, best story of their life. My goal as a therapist is to explore and bring to light a person’s inner strengths, so they can overcome their personal obstacles and enjoy better, more productive lives and relationships. Everyone, regardless of life’s stumbles, deserves the best life they can imagine, and my goal is to walk with them and help them along this journey.
(763) 343-7845 View (763) 343-7845
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Erin Appel
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
My therapy is informed by CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Existential Therapy, and ACT, and is evolving as I read, listen, and collaborate with other therapists.
Crisis is a normal part of human life. We all have them. We can allow them to demoralize us and make us more scared and hopeless, but that’s not the only option. We can also use these moments of pain to learn and grow, and become stronger and more resilient. If we are patient, they can also transform our hearts and make us more compassionate.
My therapy is informed by CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Existential Therapy, and ACT, and is evolving as I read, listen, and collaborate with other therapists.
Crisis is a normal part of human life. We all have them. We can allow them to demoralize us and make us more scared and hopeless, but that’s not the only option. We can also use these moments of pain to learn and grow, and become stronger and more resilient. If we are patient, they can also transform our hearts and make us more compassionate.
(612) 482-5534 View (612) 482-5534
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Melissa Maaske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407
I believe we can all grow, change and heal. My specialty is helping people work through emotions, explore difficulties, address relationship stressors, heal trauma and create safety from overwhelming pain. I work with individuals, couples and families to cope with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, shame, losses, addictions or other behavioral issues, scarcity, family of origin issues and life transitions. Other areas of interest for me as a clinician include inner child work, codependency, somatic experiencing, and dialectical behavior therapy.
I believe we can all grow, change and heal. My specialty is helping people work through emotions, explore difficulties, address relationship stressors, heal trauma and create safety from overwhelming pain. I work with individuals, couples and families to cope with depression and anxiety, relationship issues, shame, losses, addictions or other behavioral issues, scarcity, family of origin issues and life transitions. Other areas of interest for me as a clinician include inner child work, codependency, somatic experiencing, and dialectical behavior therapy.
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Kimberly Brady
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LP, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
My work draws on my training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and EMDR 2.
A collaborative perspective is important. That's why working together toward developing a good rapport and trust is needed in therapy. My style and approach includes warmth, sensitivity, honesty and humor, laughing is healing. Change comes with being understood, listened to and feeling comfortable. Healing starts with courage and wisdom and coming to therapy is a big step. Everyone's journey to healing is different, therefore I do my best to tailor treatment to fit your needs. Therapy works best when it engages the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit to assist in reaching the best outcome. Looking forward to meeting you.
My work draws on my training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and EMDR 2.
A collaborative perspective is important. That's why working together toward developing a good rapport and trust is needed in therapy. My style and approach includes warmth, sensitivity, honesty and humor, laughing is healing. Change comes with being understood, listened to and feeling comfortable. Healing starts with courage and wisdom and coming to therapy is a big step. Everyone's journey to healing is different, therefore I do my best to tailor treatment to fit your needs. Therapy works best when it engages the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit to assist in reaching the best outcome. Looking forward to meeting you.
(651) 333-7873 View (651) 333-7873
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Kendra Bostick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Coming to therapy can feel overwhelming, I prioritize a warm, somatic-based approach with the understanding that healing happens at the rate of trust. The development of a therapeutic relationship is deep work, I am honored to join clients in unpacking stuck parts, heavy experiences, and successes. I support clients in holding themselves with tenderness and power. I draw from Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Human Development, and Mindfulness to support clients by integrating body and mind in processing trauma.
Coming to therapy can feel overwhelming, I prioritize a warm, somatic-based approach with the understanding that healing happens at the rate of trust. The development of a therapeutic relationship is deep work, I am honored to join clients in unpacking stuck parts, heavy experiences, and successes. I support clients in holding themselves with tenderness and power. I draw from Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Human Development, and Mindfulness to support clients by integrating body and mind in processing trauma.
(952) 800-5437 View (952) 800-5437
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Justine Uran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55419
I have a strong skill set and years of experience utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.
Now Accepting New Clients! Hope, insight, validation, and change are things I strive to provide the individuals that I work with. With over 15 years of experience as a therapist working with adults (18+) who experience PTSD, eating disorder, personality disorders and mood disorders, I believe it is crucial to create a safe, non-judgmental space to practice therapy. I approach therapy from a client centered approach to build a solid, therapeutic relationship and practice from a trauma-informed perspective.
I have a strong skill set and years of experience utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR.
Now Accepting New Clients! Hope, insight, validation, and change are things I strive to provide the individuals that I work with. With over 15 years of experience as a therapist working with adults (18+) who experience PTSD, eating disorder, personality disorders and mood disorders, I believe it is crucial to create a safe, non-judgmental space to practice therapy. I approach therapy from a client centered approach to build a solid, therapeutic relationship and practice from a trauma-informed perspective.
(612) 439-3776 View (612) 439-3776
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Jamie Halvorson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach utilizes CBT and DBT interventions while enhancing insight into thoughts and emotions by exploring and respecting one’s personal experience.
I'm currently accepting new telehealth clients. I see clients for individual telehealth therapy ages 12 and older. Since working as a mental health therapist my clinical experiences include Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma, autism, ADHD, challenges making and keeping friends, grief, self-compassion, adoption and attachment, and domestic abuse perpetrators and victims.
My therapeutic approach utilizes CBT and DBT interventions while enhancing insight into thoughts and emotions by exploring and respecting one’s personal experience.
I'm currently accepting new telehealth clients. I see clients for individual telehealth therapy ages 12 and older. Since working as a mental health therapist my clinical experiences include Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma, autism, ADHD, challenges making and keeping friends, grief, self-compassion, adoption and attachment, and domestic abuse perpetrators and victims.
(763) 402-8254 View (763) 402-8254
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Alessandra Gaglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Waitlist for new clients
I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy into my approach.
In therapy I value equity, collaboration, humor, and patience. I believe in a holistic approach where we consider the individual not as a set of symptoms, but as a whole, complex, capable human being. You are the expert in your own life– in our work I will strive to provide support, reflection, and camaraderie as you seek out a life that fulfills you.
I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy into my approach.
In therapy I value equity, collaboration, humor, and patience. I believe in a holistic approach where we consider the individual not as a set of symptoms, but as a whole, complex, capable human being. You are the expert in your own life– in our work I will strive to provide support, reflection, and camaraderie as you seek out a life that fulfills you.
(612) 482-4503 View (612) 482-4503
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Rachel Hawkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
My style is shaped by training in several evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
As a therapist who believes in the transformative power of therapy, I work alongside clients as they address problems big and small while balancing acceptance and change. I take a non-judgmental stance and strive to remain client-centered. I believe change takes place through our co-created relationship. With experience supporting clients with a wide range of symptoms, labels, and concerns I work to join clients on their journey to identify and achieve their therapeutic goals.
My style is shaped by training in several evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
As a therapist who believes in the transformative power of therapy, I work alongside clients as they address problems big and small while balancing acceptance and change. I take a non-judgmental stance and strive to remain client-centered. I believe change takes place through our co-created relationship. With experience supporting clients with a wide range of symptoms, labels, and concerns I work to join clients on their journey to identify and achieve their therapeutic goals.
(952) 260-8144 View (952) 260-8144

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.