Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Tricia Merlo-Follmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Congratulations on taking a positive step toward a healthier and happier life! My name is Tricia Merlo-Follmer. I am a psychotherapist who practices in the South County area. I work with many people who experience issues such as: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Grief, Trauma and relationship issues. I offer various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) among other therapies that help heal traumatic experiences. If you need to take control over your life/emotions, please call for an appointment. I have helped many people gain a sense of confidence and self-worth.
Congratulations on taking a positive step toward a healthier and happier life! My name is Tricia Merlo-Follmer. I am a psychotherapist who practices in the South County area. I work with many people who experience issues such as: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Grief, Trauma and relationship issues. I offer various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) among other therapies that help heal traumatic experiences. If you need to take control over your life/emotions, please call for an appointment. I have helped many people gain a sense of confidence and self-worth.
(314) 254-9238 View (314) 254-9238
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Rachael Livasy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which is used to treat both adults and adolescents who feel out of control of their emotions.
I am here for you as you are right now. I can imagine that right now things may not be the way you want them. Do you find yourself feeling unsettled? Feeling stuck and just can't seem to make important changes? Find that powerful emotions keep taking you off track from what you truly want? Have you had painful events occur and have noticed you're not quite the same anymore? ... For 10+ years I've been helping people build a life full of meaning. Which often means figuring out how to make important changes while also finding acceptance. This can mean resolving past painful events, boosting skills and/or resolving current problems.
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which is used to treat both adults and adolescents who feel out of control of their emotions.
I am here for you as you are right now. I can imagine that right now things may not be the way you want them. Do you find yourself feeling unsettled? Feeling stuck and just can't seem to make important changes? Find that powerful emotions keep taking you off track from what you truly want? Have you had painful events occur and have noticed you're not quite the same anymore? ... For 10+ years I've been helping people build a life full of meaning. Which often means figuring out how to make important changes while also finding acceptance. This can mean resolving past painful events, boosting skills and/or resolving current problems.
(844) 311-7126 View (844) 311-7126
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Quincy Phipps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I practice with a trauma informed, strengths based perspective while including modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Expressive Arts Therapy.
Growth and healing is fostered when we feel accepted and heard. I show up for my clients with an inclusive, culturally responsive, and nonjudgmental approach to sessions. I meet you with a supportive and open attitude as you explore your authentic self and grow into your potential. We can get there by learning and then practicing new coping techniques that can improve your quality of life while working to understand the patterns that may have led you to seek support. Together, we can develop a new path with less suffering and a better understanding of yourself and your limits.
I practice with a trauma informed, strengths based perspective while including modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Expressive Arts Therapy.
Growth and healing is fostered when we feel accepted and heard. I show up for my clients with an inclusive, culturally responsive, and nonjudgmental approach to sessions. I meet you with a supportive and open attitude as you explore your authentic self and grow into your potential. We can get there by learning and then practicing new coping techniques that can improve your quality of life while working to understand the patterns that may have led you to seek support. Together, we can develop a new path with less suffering and a better understanding of yourself and your limits.
(314) 944-2472 View (314) 944-2472
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Christine Balliett McEvoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Waitlist for new clients
Christine is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Christine McEvoy has been a Counselor for over 20 years. Her straight- forward and non-judgemental approach makes it easier for a person to address topics that often bring up feelings of shame and embarrassment. She has extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction issues and eating struggles. Christine has years of experience helping others implement specific techniques that help prevent relapse.
Christine is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Christine McEvoy has been a Counselor for over 20 years. Her straight- forward and non-judgemental approach makes it easier for a person to address topics that often bring up feelings of shame and embarrassment. She has extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction issues and eating struggles. Christine has years of experience helping others implement specific techniques that help prevent relapse.
(314) 884-1822 View (314) 884-1822
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Emily Seligson
MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
She will often draw from elements of DBT, EFT, trauma-informed therapies, and attachment theory in her work with her clients.
Many of us long for genuine connection and safety in relation to ourselves and others. Sometimes we want to better understand who we are and where we came from, but it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. Other times, we hope for tools and understanding that can enable us to feel more regulated, as we move forward through challenging moments. Whatever it is that brought you here today, Emily finds it to be an honor to walk alongside you. Through a fostering of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, she strives to create healthy settings for change, growth, and healing.
She will often draw from elements of DBT, EFT, trauma-informed therapies, and attachment theory in her work with her clients.
Many of us long for genuine connection and safety in relation to ourselves and others. Sometimes we want to better understand who we are and where we came from, but it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. Other times, we hope for tools and understanding that can enable us to feel more regulated, as we move forward through challenging moments. Whatever it is that brought you here today, Emily finds it to be an honor to walk alongside you. Through a fostering of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, she strives to create healthy settings for change, growth, and healing.
(314) 635-9206 View (314) 635-9206
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L. Charlie Janski-Ogunfidodo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I practice a person-centered, social justice-informed approach that employs Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy tools/techniques.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color. I take private pay/in person through findingnormalstl.com
As a therapist, I practice a person-centered, social justice-informed approach that employs Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy tools/techniques.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color. I take private pay/in person through findingnormalstl.com
(314) 350-4422 View (314) 350-4422
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Katie L Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I offer a mix of primarily art therapy, EMDR therapy and DBT / CBT - individualized depending on the client's case and goals.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
I offer a mix of primarily art therapy, EMDR therapy and DBT / CBT - individualized depending on the client's case and goals.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
(314) 375-4887 View (314) 375-4887
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Caitlin Adolphsen
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
My goal is to support motivated, insightful people who have had traumatic experiences and emotional wounds through inner child work, parts work, DBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Are you feeling lost or unsure where to start? Or maybe you've been on your journey for some time and feel like you've tried everything. Do you feel like you've lost a part of you and aren't sure how to cope with it? I understand that starting and maintaining your healing journey can feel confusing or overwhelming. Let's take a deep breath and take that next step toward healing.
My goal is to support motivated, insightful people who have had traumatic experiences and emotional wounds through inner child work, parts work, DBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Are you feeling lost or unsure where to start? Or maybe you've been on your journey for some time and feel like you've tried everything. Do you feel like you've lost a part of you and aren't sure how to cope with it? I understand that starting and maintaining your healing journey can feel confusing or overwhelming. Let's take a deep breath and take that next step toward healing.
(314) 937-6199 View (314) 937-6199
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Danielle Endejan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, PLPC, CRAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63130
I look forward to meeting you! I was born and raised in St. Louis, & obtained my undergraduate degree with honors in Counseling and Education followed by a Master of Arts in Counseling for Licensure in Professional Counseling from MBU. I utilize empirically proven interventions (such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT) interwoven with compassionate wisdom for the therapeutic goal of coming alongside you in your unique journey and extending the opportunity and hope for healing & growth through the situation you find yourself in. My desire is to provide an authentic and compassionate environment that fosters continuous healing.
I look forward to meeting you! I was born and raised in St. Louis, & obtained my undergraduate degree with honors in Counseling and Education followed by a Master of Arts in Counseling for Licensure in Professional Counseling from MBU. I utilize empirically proven interventions (such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT) interwoven with compassionate wisdom for the therapeutic goal of coming alongside you in your unique journey and extending the opportunity and hope for healing & growth through the situation you find yourself in. My desire is to provide an authentic and compassionate environment that fosters continuous healing.
(314) 470-9169 View (314) 470-9169
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Latasha Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, NCC, LPC, SMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103  (Online Only)
I offer an approach influenced by CBT, DBT, Narrative and Existential techniques including engaging clients in “walk and talk therapy” to assist in overcoming barriers associated with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
I offer an approach influenced by CBT, DBT, Narrative and Existential techniques including engaging clients in “walk and talk therapy” to assist in overcoming barriers associated with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
(727) 855-3361 View (727) 855-3361
Angela Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Angela Johnson is an LPC, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated with a Master's degree from Lindenwood. Angela takes an integrated approach to therapy because everyone is unique and has different needs. She also believes in the attachment theory and likes to look at a holistic viewpoint. She can do CBT and some DBT therapy. She especially enjoys couples therapy, OCD, Christian counseling, and grief, but also has past experience in substance abuse issues. And of course, anxiety and depression, which are the two most common reasons for therapy.
Angela Johnson is an LPC, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated with a Master's degree from Lindenwood. Angela takes an integrated approach to therapy because everyone is unique and has different needs. She also believes in the attachment theory and likes to look at a holistic viewpoint. She can do CBT and some DBT therapy. She especially enjoys couples therapy, OCD, Christian counseling, and grief, but also has past experience in substance abuse issues. And of course, anxiety and depression, which are the two most common reasons for therapy.
(314) 916-9475 View (314) 916-9475
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St. Louis DBT, LLC
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Our therapists specialize in providing evidence-based behavioral therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EMDR.
Many of the people who work with us are trying to find ways of controlling the emotions swirling around them, but it just feels like trying to grasp at sand in a sandstorm - the particles smacking them in the face, blurring their vision of the world, and causing them to flail about in futile attempts to stop the storm. Emotions similarly can cloud judgment and lead us to lash out in futile attempts to stop the pain. The more we try to control the whipping winds, the more energy we waste. We believe the key to surviving the storm is to accept its existence and skillfully cope with it.
Our therapists specialize in providing evidence-based behavioral therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EMDR.
Many of the people who work with us are trying to find ways of controlling the emotions swirling around them, but it just feels like trying to grasp at sand in a sandstorm - the particles smacking them in the face, blurring their vision of the world, and causing them to flail about in futile attempts to stop the storm. Emotions similarly can cloud judgment and lead us to lash out in futile attempts to stop the pain. The more we try to control the whipping winds, the more energy we waste. We believe the key to surviving the storm is to accept its existence and skillfully cope with it.
(314) 375-3665 View (314) 375-3665
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Matthew James Murtaugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
I offer DBT.
I am looking forward to meeting you. Sometimes life is confusing and hard. Maybe you need more understanding of yourself. We can add coping skills to help. You might have trouble navigating your emotions. There could be trauma that is hindering your growth. Let us work together to improve your life!
I offer DBT.
I am looking forward to meeting you. Sometimes life is confusing and hard. Maybe you need more understanding of yourself. We can add coping skills to help. You might have trouble navigating your emotions. There could be trauma that is hindering your growth. Let us work together to improve your life!
(314) 501-7516 View (314) 501-7516
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Kristie M Tyson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63146
My training also consist of CBT and DBT.
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
My training also consist of CBT and DBT.
During the human experience, we will have struggles along the way. There are times we don't understand our own actions. We decide to take one approach to solve our problems and find ourselves doing something opposite of what we intended on doing. It is in those moments that we ask ourselves "How did I get here?" As a counselor for over 16 years, I partner with people to find their answers and to unlock their solutions. I have a solution-focused approach that assists clients in reestablishing balance, developing coping skills, and educating them on techniques and strategies to improve their capabilities.
(314) 207-4614 View (314) 207-4614
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Alongside Counseling, Incorporated
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63146
My trained experience in EMDR and DBT therapies provide integrated treatment to patients that need immediate and long-term treatment.
I am president of Alongside Counseling, Inc., a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice. I have been licensed since 2008 and approved to supervise counselors since 2014 by the state of Missouri; certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors; trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy [EMDR], Emotional Freedom Technique and/or Energy Therapy [EFT] and Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT]. I earned Masters of Arts degrees from both Lindenwood University and Covenant Theological Seminary.
My trained experience in EMDR and DBT therapies provide integrated treatment to patients that need immediate and long-term treatment.
I am president of Alongside Counseling, Inc., a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice. I have been licensed since 2008 and approved to supervise counselors since 2014 by the state of Missouri; certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors; trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy [EMDR], Emotional Freedom Technique and/or Energy Therapy [EFT] and Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT]. I earned Masters of Arts degrees from both Lindenwood University and Covenant Theological Seminary.
(314) 310-4130 View (314) 310-4130
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Erin Elking
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63131
I utilize DBT in a lot of my therapy.
I'm glad you found your way here! I am a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping individuals live a life worth living. I hold a PLPC license and am supervised by an LPC. I have been endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. My therapeutic approach is centered around creating a strong therapeutic alliance, practicing unconditional positive regard, empathy, and creating a space where clients can feel vulnerable and validated as they work through their challenges. I have developed a niche for working with self-harm, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma.
I utilize DBT in a lot of my therapy.
I'm glad you found your way here! I am a dedicated therapist with a passion for helping individuals live a life worth living. I hold a PLPC license and am supervised by an LPC. I have been endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. My therapeutic approach is centered around creating a strong therapeutic alliance, practicing unconditional positive regard, empathy, and creating a space where clients can feel vulnerable and validated as they work through their challenges. I have developed a niche for working with self-harm, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma.
(314) 274-1747 View (314) 274-1747
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San Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63125  (Online Only)
I am certified in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and have successfully helped people learn to manage their emotions and find joy in their lives.
I have provided counseling and support for adults, adolescents, and families struggling with personal issues and relationship problems for over 25 years. I believe people are doing the best they can but sometimes need to reach out for help and support. I believe we have a purpose in life and sometimes we need help to find that purpose.
I am certified in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and have successfully helped people learn to manage their emotions and find joy in their lives.
I have provided counseling and support for adults, adolescents, and families struggling with personal issues and relationship problems for over 25 years. I believe people are doing the best they can but sometimes need to reach out for help and support. I believe we have a purpose in life and sometimes we need help to find that purpose.
(314) 310-1690 View (314) 310-1690
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Taylore Qaoud @ Deep Roots Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
(314) 325-4969 View (314) 325-4969
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Edward Donald Flynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, ABS, MA, LPC, NBCCH, DBTC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I am a nationally certified DBT therapist. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is my orientation and specialty. My orientation and personal experiences have inspired me to work toward the treatment of clients struggling with childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiousness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, relationship issues, LGBTQ concerns, NSSI(Self-Injury) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(314) 254-9322 View (314) 254-9322
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Danielle High
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, DBT, IFS, and attachment focused therapy.
I know reaching out for help can be daunting and overwhelming. I am here to make this process easier for you. I have worked with individuals and families from differing backgrounds, experiences, and concerns. My counseling style is strength-based, meaning I like to focus on the many positive traits you already possess and work collaboratively to reach the goals you would like to achieve. We are all searching for acceptance and understanding. I am here to help. I have extensive experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, and non-monogamous relationships.
I am trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, DBT, IFS, and attachment focused therapy.
I know reaching out for help can be daunting and overwhelming. I am here to make this process easier for you. I have worked with individuals and families from differing backgrounds, experiences, and concerns. My counseling style is strength-based, meaning I like to focus on the many positive traits you already possess and work collaboratively to reach the goals you would like to achieve. We are all searching for acceptance and understanding. I am here to help. I have extensive experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, and non-monogamous relationships.
(314) 270-1294 View (314) 270-1294


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.