Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Concord, NC

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Shaunda Randleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
I am passionate about and specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ population, including clients exploring sexual/romantic orientation, gender expression, and transition. I work with adults 18 and up. I have experience working with grief/loss, trauma, crisis, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance abuse, and PTSD. I am accepting and affirming of all genders, races, nationalities, ages, and abilities. I utilize a person-centered approach and an eclectic combination of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCBT).
I am passionate about and specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ population, including clients exploring sexual/romantic orientation, gender expression, and transition. I work with adults 18 and up. I have experience working with grief/loss, trauma, crisis, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance abuse, and PTSD. I am accepting and affirming of all genders, races, nationalities, ages, and abilities. I utilize a person-centered approach and an eclectic combination of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCBT).
(704) 459-3958 View (704) 459-3958
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Kathryn Grimsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I use Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, TF-CBT & Reiki to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse, chronic health issues, relationship concerns, family conflict, dissociative disorders, and more.
I’m SO glad you are here - you are right where you need to be! I have over 12+ years of experience providing evidenced-based individual, couple's, and family therapies. My ideal clients are those who realize their capability for change and who are willing to do the work required to live a more whole-hearted life. I ask also for willingness and honesty - therapy does not work without these things. I want to develop a partnership with you, one based on boundaries, mutual respect, and validation. Please be encouraged that you don't have to "do life" alone. It's time to do something different, time to choose thriving over surviving!
I use Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, TF-CBT & Reiki to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, substance abuse, chronic health issues, relationship concerns, family conflict, dissociative disorders, and more.
I’m SO glad you are here - you are right where you need to be! I have over 12+ years of experience providing evidenced-based individual, couple's, and family therapies. My ideal clients are those who realize their capability for change and who are willing to do the work required to live a more whole-hearted life. I ask also for willingness and honesty - therapy does not work without these things. I want to develop a partnership with you, one based on boundaries, mutual respect, and validation. Please be encouraged that you don't have to "do life" alone. It's time to do something different, time to choose thriving over surviving!
(704) 703-2640 View (704) 703-2640
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Chesley Holston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Somatic psychotherapy.
Hey there! Welcome to my page :) A little background, I graduated from UNCC with my bachelor’s in psychology in 2018, and more recently in 2022, from the University of Kentucky with my Masters in Social Work. I love all things art and music related and love to bring those to the therapeutic space. We will lean into your strengths and build a positive therapeutic relationship at a pace that you deem appropriate. I look forward to getting to know you and working through the hurdles of life, together.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Somatic psychotherapy.
Hey there! Welcome to my page :) A little background, I graduated from UNCC with my bachelor’s in psychology in 2018, and more recently in 2022, from the University of Kentucky with my Masters in Social Work. I love all things art and music related and love to bring those to the therapeutic space. We will lean into your strengths and build a positive therapeutic relationship at a pace that you deem appropriate. I look forward to getting to know you and working through the hurdles of life, together.
(704) 741-2063 View (704) 741-2063
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Amber Jarvis
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
I utilize CBT and DBT frameworks to help clients find peace and presence in their own lives.
Throughout our lives we are forced to confront big questions about our identity, potential, goals, developing healthy relationships, and how to manage mental health symptoms. Learning skills can help us to manage our emotions, tolerate stress and communicate with others. I am honored to walk alongside anyone on a journey to develop their sense of self whether it is related to identity development, a life transition, changing roles, or self-introspection and growth.
I utilize CBT and DBT frameworks to help clients find peace and presence in their own lives.
Throughout our lives we are forced to confront big questions about our identity, potential, goals, developing healthy relationships, and how to manage mental health symptoms. Learning skills can help us to manage our emotions, tolerate stress and communicate with others. I am honored to walk alongside anyone on a journey to develop their sense of self whether it is related to identity development, a life transition, changing roles, or self-introspection and growth.
(704) 896-7776 View (704) 896-7776
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Toni Mason
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
I also integrate DBT skills and Gottman techniques as well.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein. If you are someone who is looking for a change in your life or who desires a new perspective, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Recognizing and changing old patterns can be difficult work but you don't have take that journey alone. People who find my style of counseling most useful tend to appreciate a gentle but direct approach. My specialties include older adults (60+), veterans, DV survivors, couples and folx in LGBTQIA+ community (including polyamory/ethical non-monogamy).
I also integrate DBT skills and Gottman techniques as well.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein. If you are someone who is looking for a change in your life or who desires a new perspective, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Recognizing and changing old patterns can be difficult work but you don't have take that journey alone. People who find my style of counseling most useful tend to appreciate a gentle but direct approach. My specialties include older adults (60+), veterans, DV survivors, couples and folx in LGBTQIA+ community (including polyamory/ethical non-monogamy).
(704) 994-8608 View (704) 994-8608
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Bradley Blackburn
Counselor, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
We heal in connection with others. We grow into ourselves by being heard. That's the whole idea behind how I do therapy. That can involve skills work from various evidence-based models such as DBT, ACT, and internal family systems. It can also look like getting your body moving in nature. Or sometimes just talking; getting stuff out. In my work, I look to treat the whole person and make sure, first of all that you are understood and known. From there we figure out what you need to keep walking forward on what can be a really confusing and difficult path. We will work to make sure you're headed the direction you want to be.
We heal in connection with others. We grow into ourselves by being heard. That's the whole idea behind how I do therapy. That can involve skills work from various evidence-based models such as DBT, ACT, and internal family systems. It can also look like getting your body moving in nature. Or sometimes just talking; getting stuff out. In my work, I look to treat the whole person and make sure, first of all that you are understood and known. From there we figure out what you need to keep walking forward on what can be a really confusing and difficult path. We will work to make sure you're headed the direction you want to be.
(704) 324-8385 View (704) 324-8385
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Meghann Goddard
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Meghann holds a BA in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a MA in Communication from Queens University of Charlotte. After 10 years in the marketing and communication field, she made the decision to pursue her passion in counseling. Meghann completed her MA in Counseling at Wake Forest University and is now a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Meghann has aligned her therapeutic approach with a person-focused approach through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
Meghann holds a BA in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a MA in Communication from Queens University of Charlotte. After 10 years in the marketing and communication field, she made the decision to pursue her passion in counseling. Meghann completed her MA in Counseling at Wake Forest University and is now a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Meghann has aligned her therapeutic approach with a person-focused approach through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
(704) 766-8361 View (704) 766-8361
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Kristen Bumgarner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025
She draws upon a wide range of theories to meet the needs of each client, including Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Kristen treats patients starting 4 years old. Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who received her Master of Arts Degree from Wake Forest University after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015. Kristen is a North Carolina native as is thrilled to be working to serve the needs of clients in her hometown. Kristen has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of setting, including schools, out-patient clinics, and home-base therapy.
She draws upon a wide range of theories to meet the needs of each client, including Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Kristen treats patients starting 4 years old. Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who received her Master of Arts Degree from Wake Forest University after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015. Kristen is a North Carolina native as is thrilled to be working to serve the needs of clients in her hometown. Kristen has experience working with clients of all ages in a variety of setting, including schools, out-patient clinics, and home-base therapy.
(704) 387-6120 View (704) 387-6120
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Josette Hoffman Skinner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027  (Online Only)
My specialty is EMDR processing for trauma, DBT for emotional regulation and couples/family therapy using Gottman techniques.
Moving through this life can be overwhelming and leave us feeling lost. As we navigate life’s challenges, we may feel conflicted, alone, or unable to move forward. I'm here to help and together we can pinpoint the obstacles that may prevent you from creating a peaceful life that brings you contentment and joy. I promote healing, growth, and positive change through a strength-based lens. With me, there are no off limits topics, we will work through whatever it is, together.
My specialty is EMDR processing for trauma, DBT for emotional regulation and couples/family therapy using Gottman techniques.
Moving through this life can be overwhelming and leave us feeling lost. As we navigate life’s challenges, we may feel conflicted, alone, or unable to move forward. I'm here to help and together we can pinpoint the obstacles that may prevent you from creating a peaceful life that brings you contentment and joy. I promote healing, growth, and positive change through a strength-based lens. With me, there are no off limits topics, we will work through whatever it is, together.
(704) 275-0601 View (704) 275-0601
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Emily J Materdo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I have an integrative approach to therapy using modalities like CBT, DBT, Self-Compassion, and IFS.
Are you someone who is looking to gain an understanding of why it’s so hard to have a meaningful life? Maybe you have been searching endlessly for an answer to this question but has yet to find it. And coming to therapy feels overwhelming. Look no further because you've come to the right place! My ideal client is you. I help clients to understand their overwhelming emotions and how these emotions can affect our daily lives. When clients come to see me, I also share that most importantly what I offer is a different perspective. Using this approach builds trust with clients and insight of understanding my therapeutic approach.
I have an integrative approach to therapy using modalities like CBT, DBT, Self-Compassion, and IFS.
Are you someone who is looking to gain an understanding of why it’s so hard to have a meaningful life? Maybe you have been searching endlessly for an answer to this question but has yet to find it. And coming to therapy feels overwhelming. Look no further because you've come to the right place! My ideal client is you. I help clients to understand their overwhelming emotions and how these emotions can affect our daily lives. When clients come to see me, I also share that most importantly what I offer is a different perspective. Using this approach builds trust with clients and insight of understanding my therapeutic approach.
(980) 372-8625 View (980) 372-8625
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Kimberly Welliver
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as initially trained in Radically Open-DBT and Brainspotting.
If you are feeling like you're stuck at a certain place in your life or really struggling with behaviors that are not helping you reach your goals, I want to help. You don't have to go through this life alone.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as initially trained in Radically Open-DBT and Brainspotting.
If you are feeling like you're stuck at a certain place in your life or really struggling with behaviors that are not helping you reach your goals, I want to help. You don't have to go through this life alone.
(704) 459-8476 View (704) 459-8476
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Johnia Murray
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), while being person-centered, culturally centered, trauma focused, and strength based.
If you woke up tomorrow and it was YOUR perfect life, what would it look like? As you're imagining this, what are the differences between this imagined life and the one you're currently living? You may feel stuck, unfulfilled, or alone even, with lingering questions that may leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and lost. Life has an interesting way of putting us in places and spaces that both challenge and change us in ways unimaginable, seemingly out of our control. Let's move you from being a spectator to a participant in your life story by getting uncomfortable, facing fears, and taking space to grow and heal.
) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), while being person-centered, culturally centered, trauma focused, and strength based.
If you woke up tomorrow and it was YOUR perfect life, what would it look like? As you're imagining this, what are the differences between this imagined life and the one you're currently living? You may feel stuck, unfulfilled, or alone even, with lingering questions that may leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and lost. Life has an interesting way of putting us in places and spaces that both challenge and change us in ways unimaginable, seemingly out of our control. Let's move you from being a spectator to a participant in your life story by getting uncomfortable, facing fears, and taking space to grow and heal.
(980) 655-3116 View (980) 655-3116
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Victory Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
Our therapists are a multicultural, inclusive, multidisciplinary team trained in different treatment modalities including CBT, TFCBT, EMDR, Team CBT, DBT, Solution Focus, etc.
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to feel that you have someone that will help and listened to us without judgment, in an inclusive, supportive, and empowerment environment. At Victory Family Counseling, we take pride on helping our clients to tap into their inner strength and aid them to conquer their fears and accomplish their goals one step at a time. We believe that in our worst troublesome times, it is imperative that we reach out and find a positive, safe, inclusive, objective, empathetic, safe space with people that can guide us and help us tap into our inner strengths.
Our therapists are a multicultural, inclusive, multidisciplinary team trained in different treatment modalities including CBT, TFCBT, EMDR, Team CBT, DBT, Solution Focus, etc.
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to feel that you have someone that will help and listened to us without judgment, in an inclusive, supportive, and empowerment environment. At Victory Family Counseling, we take pride on helping our clients to tap into their inner strength and aid them to conquer their fears and accomplish their goals one step at a time. We believe that in our worst troublesome times, it is imperative that we reach out and find a positive, safe, inclusive, objective, empathetic, safe space with people that can guide us and help us tap into our inner strengths.
(980) 229-4335 View (980) 229-4335
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Emerge Child and Family Counseling
Counselor, MA , LCMHC, CPT , QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
Accepting clients! At Emerge Child and Family Counseling we provide mostly a client centered approach to counseling to ensure our clients get the therapeutic services they need. We can utlize EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, as well as other approaches. We are a full practice serving all ranges of clients with a focus on adults, children, teens, and support their families. We have multiple clinicians to fit with our clients to provide counseling where each person can build trust and foster a nurturing relationship. We are a smaller more focused practice where you feel more like family and welcomed, making treatment the most effective.
Accepting clients! At Emerge Child and Family Counseling we provide mostly a client centered approach to counseling to ensure our clients get the therapeutic services they need. We can utlize EMDR, CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, as well as other approaches. We are a full practice serving all ranges of clients with a focus on adults, children, teens, and support their families. We have multiple clinicians to fit with our clients to provide counseling where each person can build trust and foster a nurturing relationship. We are a smaller more focused practice where you feel more like family and welcomed, making treatment the most effective.
(704) 741-6289 View (704) 741-6289
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Jacobia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
It may be a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, solution focused, and/or strength- based approaches.
As a therapist, my focus is to meet the client where they are. I want to build a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship to help your focus on what your needs, stressors, and/or goals are to help you be the best form of you. We are all unique and are all faced with challenges whether they are big or small. It is important to be the narrator or our lives and together I will help you achieve the balance needed.
It may be a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, solution focused, and/or strength- based approaches.
As a therapist, my focus is to meet the client where they are. I want to build a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship to help your focus on what your needs, stressors, and/or goals are to help you be the best form of you. We are all unique and are all faced with challenges whether they are big or small. It is important to be the narrator or our lives and together I will help you achieve the balance needed.
(704) 327-6641 View (704) 327-6641
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Sarah Causey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
As an experiential therapist at heart, I am also foundationally trained in DBT and integrate DBT skills.
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice in Wonderland. Those who find my style most helpful are those looking for a non-traditional therapist. My specialties include couples and families with high conflict, personality disorders, struggles with spirituality, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+ community including polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, folx living with HIV, cis/trans couples.
As an experiential therapist at heart, I am also foundationally trained in DBT and integrate DBT skills.
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice in Wonderland. Those who find my style most helpful are those looking for a non-traditional therapist. My specialties include couples and families with high conflict, personality disorders, struggles with spirituality, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+ community including polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, folx living with HIV, cis/trans couples.
(704) 666-4518 View (704) 666-4518
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Andrea Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I am a trained therapist in DBT at NewLife Counseling and Consultation.
**IT IS MORE EFFICIENT TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT THIS TIME.** Many challenges may arise in life. It can be made easier if you have a comfortable atmosphere to share & express yourself. You come to therapy to face hard truths & learn better ways to handle them. Maybe you find yourself repeating the same patterns, having the same interactions, or feeling a certain way about yourself. I balance truth & tact, giving genuine feedback. I listen & support without judgment. I have a passion for helping individuals & families cope with difficulties in their lives. My desire is to help clients experience healing & life change.
I am a trained therapist in DBT at NewLife Counseling and Consultation.
**IT IS MORE EFFICIENT TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT THIS TIME.** Many challenges may arise in life. It can be made easier if you have a comfortable atmosphere to share & express yourself. You come to therapy to face hard truths & learn better ways to handle them. Maybe you find yourself repeating the same patterns, having the same interactions, or feeling a certain way about yourself. I balance truth & tact, giving genuine feedback. I listen & support without judgment. I have a passion for helping individuals & families cope with difficulties in their lives. My desire is to help clients experience healing & life change.
(704) 508-4396 View (704) 508-4396
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Rebecca Wong Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I integrate a variety of counseling techniques within the frameworks of Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and later received a Masters in Counseling from UNC-Charlotte. I have experience in a variety of counseling settings including the hospital, school, and private practice. My goal as a clinician is to help adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults build upon their own personal strengths in order to cope with transitions, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, grief/loss, family issues, and self esteem. Therapy is a unique process in which clients gain greater insight about themselves, their relationships, and others. Creating a safe and supportive environment is essential to my therapy practice.
As a therapist, I integrate a variety of counseling techniques within the frameworks of Person-Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and later received a Masters in Counseling from UNC-Charlotte. I have experience in a variety of counseling settings including the hospital, school, and private practice. My goal as a clinician is to help adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults build upon their own personal strengths in order to cope with transitions, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, grief/loss, family issues, and self esteem. Therapy is a unique process in which clients gain greater insight about themselves, their relationships, and others. Creating a safe and supportive environment is essential to my therapy practice.
(704) 447-7542 View (704) 447-7542
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Ashley Burke
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
I have found the approach of CBT and DBT to be incredibly impactful.
Does life feel overwhelming right now? Anxiety, depression, and trauma have a way of dictating our thoughts and taking control. In other words, emotions are hard! It’s incredible how long the human body can hold in all the chaos that life brings. I want to help you let go of all of the distress you’ve been holding on to and take back that control. Life will always be unpredictable, however, together we can find ways to navigate through the storms.
I have found the approach of CBT and DBT to be incredibly impactful.
Does life feel overwhelming right now? Anxiety, depression, and trauma have a way of dictating our thoughts and taking control. In other words, emotions are hard! It’s incredible how long the human body can hold in all the chaos that life brings. I want to help you let go of all of the distress you’ve been holding on to and take back that control. Life will always be unpredictable, however, together we can find ways to navigate through the storms.
(980) 246-4759 View (980) 246-4759
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Jasmine Moore-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
My counseling approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. There is no greater joy (for me) than helping individuals to overcome mental and emotional barriers/ traumas that impede overall health & well-being. I believe that we are the “Author of our story” and our personal voyage is to own the "Pen" that writes “Our” story. It is important that my clients are provided a safe space, free of judgement, and are given an environment to express themselves. I am committed as a Clinical Therapist to create an emotional environment where change and healing is possible.
My counseling approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. There is no greater joy (for me) than helping individuals to overcome mental and emotional barriers/ traumas that impede overall health & well-being. I believe that we are the “Author of our story” and our personal voyage is to own the "Pen" that writes “Our” story. It is important that my clients are provided a safe space, free of judgement, and are given an environment to express themselves. I am committed as a Clinical Therapist to create an emotional environment where change and healing is possible.
(704) 327-0109 View (704) 327-0109
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.