Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Jessica J Fields
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I use several types of therapies to help including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you reach your goals.
Sick and tired of feeling stuck, alone, and overwhelmed in life but unsure where to turn? Life can be hard, fast moving and demanding, unfair even. It can leave you feeling broken. And when you’re left to pick up the pieces on your own, it only leads to more exhaustion and loneliness. It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m here to help. My office is a safe space to sit with your thoughts and emotions, feel heard & find healing. I love helping clients discover answers to the questions and concerns that keep them up at night as well as solutions and strategies that work for them.
I use several types of therapies to help including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you reach your goals.
Sick and tired of feeling stuck, alone, and overwhelmed in life but unsure where to turn? Life can be hard, fast moving and demanding, unfair even. It can leave you feeling broken. And when you’re left to pick up the pieces on your own, it only leads to more exhaustion and loneliness. It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m here to help. My office is a safe space to sit with your thoughts and emotions, feel heard & find healing. I love helping clients discover answers to the questions and concerns that keep them up at night as well as solutions and strategies that work for them.
(704) 610-2253 View (704) 610-2253
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Heidi Limbrunner
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
(704) 751-0570 View (704) 751-0570
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Christina Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Christy utilizes a number of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Multi-systemic Therapy.
Christina "Christy" Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that is passionate about meeting her clients exactly where they are in life and supporting them in achieving their goals. Christy graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelors in Social Work and subsequently graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2020. Christy began her career working with children, adolescents, and their families involved in Therapeutic Foster Care and Juvenile Justice. In 2021, Christy began working with adolescents and adults with Eating Disorders and comorbid disorders.
Christy utilizes a number of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Multi-systemic Therapy.
Christina "Christy" Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that is passionate about meeting her clients exactly where they are in life and supporting them in achieving their goals. Christy graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelors in Social Work and subsequently graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2020. Christy began her career working with children, adolescents, and their families involved in Therapeutic Foster Care and Juvenile Justice. In 2021, Christy began working with adolescents and adults with Eating Disorders and comorbid disorders.
(980) 998-9077 View (980) 998-9077
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Michelle L. Constantino
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal, person-centered, play techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training, and family systems techniques.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
I utilize evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal, person-centered, play techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training, and family systems techniques.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families who present with a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to, communication and social skills, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, ADHD, academic/career stress, parenting skills, and aggression. I work with the individual client and the parents separately, as well as the family as a whole to achieve long lasting changes in both the client and families lives. I also have expertise in bariatric evaluations and treatment.
(704) 610-5805 View (704) 610-5805
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Samantha Martinez
Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28287
Some of the approaches may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
Some of the approaches may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
(704) 901-8478 View (704) 901-8478
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Sean Anthony Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I primarily work with adults who experience emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, and an inability to cope with the stressors of everyday life. With a background in addiction counseling, I am able to support people with substance abuse and dependency; and as a former hospital chaplain, I have a passion for working with people who are experiencing difficulties adapting to life’s changes. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Gestalt Therapy, blending these two therapies together I use an emotionally supportive and experiential approach called Schema Therapy.
I primarily work with adults who experience emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, and an inability to cope with the stressors of everyday life. With a background in addiction counseling, I am able to support people with substance abuse and dependency; and as a former hospital chaplain, I have a passion for working with people who are experiencing difficulties adapting to life’s changes. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Gestalt Therapy, blending these two therapies together I use an emotionally supportive and experiential approach called Schema Therapy.
(704) 504-7805 View (704) 504-7805
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Balanced Being Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203  (Online Only)
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion which provide you the tools for emotion management, creating an accepting view of yourself, and cultivating a balanced life.
I've worked with individuals from many walks of life throughout my years of practice most of whom have experienced trauma and struggle with mood instability, anxiety, personality disorders, and/or attachment and relationship disruption. Most of my clients are some combination of neurodivergent, queer, trans, non-monogamous, and/or kinky. My practice is driven by a deeply held belief in the power of relationships to cultivate positive change and healing. This begins with the therapeutic relationship which I give ongoing attention and priority to as maintaining the therapeutic alliance is essential for successful treatment.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion which provide you the tools for emotion management, creating an accepting view of yourself, and cultivating a balanced life.
I've worked with individuals from many walks of life throughout my years of practice most of whom have experienced trauma and struggle with mood instability, anxiety, personality disorders, and/or attachment and relationship disruption. Most of my clients are some combination of neurodivergent, queer, trans, non-monogamous, and/or kinky. My practice is driven by a deeply held belief in the power of relationships to cultivate positive change and healing. This begins with the therapeutic relationship which I give ongoing attention and priority to as maintaining the therapeutic alliance is essential for successful treatment.
(704) 389-5929 View (704) 389-5929
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Krista Hoover
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
My treatment approach includes Solution Focused, Existentialism, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
We all have our own ideas of what makes life meaningful. We possess the freedom and choice to break down limitations that prevent us from living this meaningful life. As you and I work together we may tackle relationships, childhood experiences, family conflicts, and self-doubt amongst many other limitations. I am here to work alongside you as you learn to take control of your thoughts, emotions and perspectives.
My treatment approach includes Solution Focused, Existentialism, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
We all have our own ideas of what makes life meaningful. We possess the freedom and choice to break down limitations that prevent us from living this meaningful life. As you and I work together we may tackle relationships, childhood experiences, family conflicts, and self-doubt amongst many other limitations. I am here to work alongside you as you learn to take control of your thoughts, emotions and perspectives.
(704) 703-9714 View (704) 703-9714
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Ashley Flint
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I know that not one single approach is the right one for every individual, so I use a blend of modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and psycho-education.
When people experience life’s struggles, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel like they may be unraveling. My greatest passion is to assist my clients in picking up those pieces and putting them back together piece by piece, no matter how big or small. I strive to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for clients to thrive. I assist clients who include children, adults, couples and families, to identify their strengths, find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
I know that not one single approach is the right one for every individual, so I use a blend of modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and psycho-education.
When people experience life’s struggles, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel like they may be unraveling. My greatest passion is to assist my clients in picking up those pieces and putting them back together piece by piece, no matter how big or small. I strive to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for clients to thrive. I assist clients who include children, adults, couples and families, to identify their strengths, find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
(704) 440-5929 View (704) 440-5929
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Allison Adcock
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Hi, I am Allison Adcock. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I specialize in substance use, addiction, and eating disorders. I take a client-centered, values-based approach when conducting therapy and work with clients to set goals based on their core values, needs, and wants. I treat ages 13+, male, female, and non-binary individuals. Conditions within my scope include depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction, and eating disorders. I also have experience treating individuals with mood and adjustment disorders.
I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Hi, I am Allison Adcock. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I specialize in substance use, addiction, and eating disorders. I take a client-centered, values-based approach when conducting therapy and work with clients to set goals based on their core values, needs, and wants. I treat ages 13+, male, female, and non-binary individuals. Conditions within my scope include depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction, and eating disorders. I also have experience treating individuals with mood and adjustment disorders.
(704) 387-5349 View (704) 387-5349
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Dee Dockery
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
CBT with ACT, along with Adlerian, some DBT, and Reality Therapy.
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2024. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
CBT with ACT, along with Adlerian, some DBT, and Reality Therapy.
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2024. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
(704) 275-0899 View (704) 275-0899
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Kathleen Marie Monforton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, skill building, psychodynamic, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
I use a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT, skill building, psychodynamic, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.
Is fear, anxiety, or panic preventing you from living the life you want? Are you struggling with changes in thought, behavior, or mood? If this sounds like you, I’d like to help. I have 10+ years of experience working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses and I currently specialize in anxiety, bipolar disorder, & psychosis. However, I also work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, or just “adulting”. I offer sessions virtually and in person in Elizabeth area of Charlotte.
(872) 216-7262 View (872) 216-7262
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Diana Levitt
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, NCC, LCMHC-S, BC-TMHP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I applaud you for taking the first and most important step in reaching out for help, especially during these difficult times. The major focus of my practice is assisting adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, whether that is a singular episode or prolonged complex trauma. I also work with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and major life transitions. I meet the client where their current needs are through various treatment modalities and approaches. I have expertise in CBT, DBT, EFT, and TF-CBT. I only provide individual therapy, so please do not contact me for couples/marital counseling.
I applaud you for taking the first and most important step in reaching out for help, especially during these difficult times. The major focus of my practice is assisting adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, whether that is a singular episode or prolonged complex trauma. I also work with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and major life transitions. I meet the client where their current needs are through various treatment modalities and approaches. I have expertise in CBT, DBT, EFT, and TF-CBT. I only provide individual therapy, so please do not contact me for couples/marital counseling.
(704) 307-4359 View (704) 307-4359
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Sarah Millman Carley
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
I also have specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which centers on helping clients learn to regulate emotions, manage anxiety and distress, and curb intense behaviors.
I am a licensed therapist with experience working with children and adults in an array of clinical settings. I take these broad experiences, and utilize them while working with both teens and adults. I believe therapy is a collaborative practice where we can work together to reach your specific goals. I work to create a safe environment for you to explore concerns, increase stability, and find balance. I often utilize behavioral approaches and interventions and stress the link between mental and physical health.
I also have specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which centers on helping clients learn to regulate emotions, manage anxiety and distress, and curb intense behaviors.
I am a licensed therapist with experience working with children and adults in an array of clinical settings. I take these broad experiences, and utilize them while working with both teens and adults. I believe therapy is a collaborative practice where we can work together to reach your specific goals. I work to create a safe environment for you to explore concerns, increase stability, and find balance. I often utilize behavioral approaches and interventions and stress the link between mental and physical health.
(704) 508-4388 View (704) 508-4388
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Ruthie Schultz
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
I practice holistically, believing that our overall health stems from finding harmony in our minds, bodies, and spirits. I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, and DBT. Based on your specific goals, we will decide on the best approach for you. The therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of any approach we choose, and I prioritize creating an environment in which there is mutual trust, safety, collaboration and empathy.
I practice holistically, believing that our overall health stems from finding harmony in our minds, bodies, and spirits. I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, and DBT. Based on your specific goals, we will decide on the best approach for you. The therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of any approach we choose, and I prioritize creating an environment in which there is mutual trust, safety, collaboration and empathy.
(704) 703-8709 View (704) 703-8709
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Waystation Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Some of the programs we offer; DBT, RODBT, CPT, Schema, Triple P Parenting, Grief Work and Hospice support.
NIGHT AND WEEKEND AVAILABIILITY in NC and FL. Are you looking for kindness and compassion? Or do you want to hear things straight? We have several well qualified professional and if we don't have a fit we will help find you someone! Some of our focuses are Anxiety/ADHD, Parenting, Grief and Loss, Medical, Life Coaching, Mediation, Personality Disorders, Autism, OCD, Veterans, and Job Stress.
Some of the programs we offer; DBT, RODBT, CPT, Schema, Triple P Parenting, Grief Work and Hospice support.
NIGHT AND WEEKEND AVAILABIILITY in NC and FL. Are you looking for kindness and compassion? Or do you want to hear things straight? We have several well qualified professional and if we don't have a fit we will help find you someone! Some of our focuses are Anxiety/ADHD, Parenting, Grief and Loss, Medical, Life Coaching, Mediation, Personality Disorders, Autism, OCD, Veterans, and Job Stress.
(704) 459-1319 View (704) 459-1319
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Samantha McGirt
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is integrative utilizing EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mind Body Therapeutic Approaches, and others to provide my clients with effective coping skills.
Life is filled with many ups, downs, and uncertainties creating overwhelming stress, anxiety, and changes in one's mood. I am here to help you navigate your way through your journey towards healing, wholeness, and to thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and other challenges that may be affecting your thoughts, mood, and/or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds.
My therapeutic approach is integrative utilizing EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mind Body Therapeutic Approaches, and others to provide my clients with effective coping skills.
Life is filled with many ups, downs, and uncertainties creating overwhelming stress, anxiety, and changes in one's mood. I am here to help you navigate your way through your journey towards healing, wholeness, and to thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and other challenges that may be affecting your thoughts, mood, and/or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds.
(704) 610-3836 View (704) 610-3836
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Rebecca Walker-MacKellar
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
My therapeutic practices pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Expressive Arts Therapy, and trauma informed care.
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and I provide both individual and family therapies. I have experience working with a diverse range of ages from early childhood through adolescence, and adulthood. When working with children I suggest and encourage parental involvement, so that the child has consistent support outside of sessions. I will provide parents and families with therapeutic interventions, resources, education, and support.
My therapeutic practices pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Expressive Arts Therapy, and trauma informed care.
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and I provide both individual and family therapies. I have experience working with a diverse range of ages from early childhood through adolescence, and adulthood. When working with children I suggest and encourage parental involvement, so that the child has consistent support outside of sessions. I will provide parents and families with therapeutic interventions, resources, education, and support.
(704) 368-3370 View (704) 368-3370
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Jessica Burstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28207
Waitlist for new clients
I use various interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and more depending on individual needs.
Choosing to reach out for help takes a significant amount of strength and courage. These qualities are invaluable in your healing. I work with individuals facing a variety of challenges that might present in different ways like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I take a collaborative approach, meeting you where you are at, while also exploring underlying factors that could be associated with present day struggles. Together, we will focus on the past and present to help build a well balanced future.
I use various interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and more depending on individual needs.
Choosing to reach out for help takes a significant amount of strength and courage. These qualities are invaluable in your healing. I work with individuals facing a variety of challenges that might present in different ways like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. I take a collaborative approach, meeting you where you are at, while also exploring underlying factors that could be associated with present day struggles. Together, we will focus on the past and present to help build a well balanced future.
(980) 389-2895 View (980) 389-2895
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Luz Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28212  (Online Only)
Welcome, looking for someone that is warm, direct and knowledgeable. You found it! I obtained my MSW in 2013, from Rhode Island College. Following my graduation, I worked at a Psychiatric Residential Facility where I learned the benefits of ACT, CBT, TF-CBT and DBT modalities. In 2015, I moved to Mecklenburg County Public Health, where I worked alongside CMPD providing therapeutic support to families that experienced acute and prolonged trauma exposure. During my tenure in Public Health Department, I honed my skills in somatic approach, such as EMDR and Brainspotting, to help the individual improve their mental health.
Welcome, looking for someone that is warm, direct and knowledgeable. You found it! I obtained my MSW in 2013, from Rhode Island College. Following my graduation, I worked at a Psychiatric Residential Facility where I learned the benefits of ACT, CBT, TF-CBT and DBT modalities. In 2015, I moved to Mecklenburg County Public Health, where I worked alongside CMPD providing therapeutic support to families that experienced acute and prolonged trauma exposure. During my tenure in Public Health Department, I honed my skills in somatic approach, such as EMDR and Brainspotting, to help the individual improve their mental health.
(704) 286-8113 View (704) 286-8113
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.