Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Cornelius, NC

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Samantha Prieto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I also include a blend of CBT and DBT to teach coping skills to regulate emotions and boost compassion for self and others.
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
I also include a blend of CBT and DBT to teach coping skills to regulate emotions and boost compassion for self and others.
Now accepting virtual clients My main goal in therapy is to walk with my clients on their journey to their authentic life and healthy relationships in a non-judgmental environment. We will work together to explore your values, identify your needs, and create goals to foster your sense of self, build your confidence to use your voice, and reinforce your internal strengths. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples that are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty communicating, intense emotions, and family conflict.
(984) 204-7048 View (984) 204-7048
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Andrea Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
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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Wendyleigh Bodick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I specialize in EMDR (Level 2 Emdria Approved), DBT and related trauma therapies I am an intensively trained DBT therapist, and have advanced trainings in self harming teens and Mindfulness.
Hope. It is essential to our finding our true selves, navigating life's challenges and working through our struggles to find joy and fulfillment. I believe that with hope, all things are possible and I strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can together rediscover the power of Hope and make the powerful changes you want. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and their families as well as adults through a multitude of life transitions, struggles and times of intense emotional turmoil. Together, we can find Hope again and live your best life.
I specialize in EMDR (Level 2 Emdria Approved), DBT and related trauma therapies I am an intensively trained DBT therapist, and have advanced trainings in self harming teens and Mindfulness.
Hope. It is essential to our finding our true selves, navigating life's challenges and working through our struggles to find joy and fulfillment. I believe that with hope, all things are possible and I strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we can together rediscover the power of Hope and make the powerful changes you want. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and their families as well as adults through a multitude of life transitions, struggles and times of intense emotional turmoil. Together, we can find Hope again and live your best life.
(704) 912-0224 View (704) 912-0224
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Lauren Sussman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I also utilize attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques, as well as mindfulness-based practices in session.
I specialize in treating ages 16+ who deal with challenges related to Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders, Life transitions, Relationships, Attachment, ADHD, Parenting, & Trauma. My background includes 5+ years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings including higher levels of care. I often work with clients who are struggling with balance, high stress, emotion regulation, and/or boundaries in their lives and I enjoy helping clients figure out what works best for them holistically.
I also utilize attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques, as well as mindfulness-based practices in session.
I specialize in treating ages 16+ who deal with challenges related to Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders, Life transitions, Relationships, Attachment, ADHD, Parenting, & Trauma. My background includes 5+ years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings including higher levels of care. I often work with clients who are struggling with balance, high stress, emotion regulation, and/or boundaries in their lives and I enjoy helping clients figure out what works best for them holistically.
(980) 270-1574 View (980) 270-1574
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Shannon Brewer
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I am intensively trained in DBT and use DBT skills in sessions.
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
I am intensively trained in DBT and use DBT skills in sessions.
I have worked in a variety of settings: prison, inpatient, day treatment, outpatient and private practice. These experiences have made me a well rounded clinician. I offer my clients a safe place to explore often painful issues in a non-judgemental atmosphere. My ideal client is one who has specific goals in therapy and is willing to address them through work in session and exercises they can work on outside of session.
(704) 209-7014 View (704) 209-7014
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Chanel C. Bowen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Using Cognitive-Behavioral methods, DBT Skills Training, and Relapse Prevention Models, services are tailored to your needs after MH/SA Assessment.
If you've been experiencing anxiety, depression or issues with substance use lately, I'd like to help. Today's stressors have been affecting home life, professional life, emotional stability and many other areas. It can help to have a positive therapeutic relationship to work on feeling more balanced and improving your quality of life. You can consider yourself starting a personal Inner Renovations project where you'll receive Faith-Forward Counseling & access Mindfulness-Based tools that support your treatment plan and help you restore balance in Mind/Body/Spirit. Add structure to your self-care and make your wellbeing priority.
Using Cognitive-Behavioral methods, DBT Skills Training, and Relapse Prevention Models, services are tailored to your needs after MH/SA Assessment.
If you've been experiencing anxiety, depression or issues with substance use lately, I'd like to help. Today's stressors have been affecting home life, professional life, emotional stability and many other areas. It can help to have a positive therapeutic relationship to work on feeling more balanced and improving your quality of life. You can consider yourself starting a personal Inner Renovations project where you'll receive Faith-Forward Counseling & access Mindfulness-Based tools that support your treatment plan and help you restore balance in Mind/Body/Spirit. Add structure to your self-care and make your wellbeing priority.
(980) 888-8284 View (980) 888-8284
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Kristin F. Hepler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Kristin utilizes CBT, DBT, EMDR, brief-solution focused and reality therapy.
Professional Experience Makes a Difference. Kristin F. Hepler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor with more than 19 years experience in treating individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Kristin strives to create a safe, open and relaxed atmosphere that allows individuals to explore and learn new coping strategies for what brought them into therapy. Kristin utilizes a variety of techniques and interventions in therapy as there is no ‘one size fits all.’
Kristin utilizes CBT, DBT, EMDR, brief-solution focused and reality therapy.
Professional Experience Makes a Difference. Kristin F. Hepler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor with more than 19 years experience in treating individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Kristin strives to create a safe, open and relaxed atmosphere that allows individuals to explore and learn new coping strategies for what brought them into therapy. Kristin utilizes a variety of techniques and interventions in therapy as there is no ‘one size fits all.’
(980) 372-3893 View (980) 372-3893
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Debbie Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I am intensively trained by Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a Level 2 Internal Family Systems therapist.
Helping people navigate life's challenges is my passion. I believe in relationships, and enjoy working with clients to help them develop healthier connections within themselves, with friends and family, and with society. I also take a particular interest in teaching clients coping skills to manage their distress, including mindfulness and yoga. I am experienced in guiding individuals, couples, and families through relationship challenges, grieving difficulties, life transitions/divorce, substance abuse, and trauma. I'm able to connect compassionately with resistant adolescents and teach their parents more effective ways to understand and support them through those often tumultuous years.
I am intensively trained by Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a Level 2 Internal Family Systems therapist.
Helping people navigate life's challenges is my passion. I believe in relationships, and enjoy working with clients to help them develop healthier connections within themselves, with friends and family, and with society. I also take a particular interest in teaching clients coping skills to manage their distress, including mindfulness and yoga. I am experienced in guiding individuals, couples, and families through relationship challenges, grieving difficulties, life transitions/divorce, substance abuse, and trauma. I'm able to connect compassionately with resistant adolescents and teach their parents more effective ways to understand and support them through those often tumultuous years.
(704) 761-4918 View (704) 761-4918
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Grimes Effective Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
We have 20 years of experience with the evidenced based treatment, DBT, for clients struggling with emotion dysregulation, interpersonal ineffectiveness, are unable to tolerate distress, and lack mindfulness skills.
We believe that you are worthy and capable of living a life that you love. We feel honored to hold space and empower our clients to become their best selves. Life is meant to be lived, not merely survived. We have dedicated ourselves and our practice to providing treatment that brings relief for our clients. It is vital that treatment goes to the root concern to create lasting positive change. You already have so many innate strengths and gifts. Our team of therapists are committed to helping you harness those strengths and will provide resources for resilience, growth, and deep self-acceptance.
We have 20 years of experience with the evidenced based treatment, DBT, for clients struggling with emotion dysregulation, interpersonal ineffectiveness, are unable to tolerate distress, and lack mindfulness skills.
We believe that you are worthy and capable of living a life that you love. We feel honored to hold space and empower our clients to become their best selves. Life is meant to be lived, not merely survived. We have dedicated ourselves and our practice to providing treatment that brings relief for our clients. It is vital that treatment goes to the root concern to create lasting positive change. You already have so many innate strengths and gifts. Our team of therapists are committed to helping you harness those strengths and will provide resources for resilience, growth, and deep self-acceptance.
(704) 413-2127 View (704) 413-2127
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Amy Dombrosky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Depending on your unique needs, I may utilize skills from EMDR, along with ERP, DBT, & CBT.
Are you frustrated because therapy just isn't working? Sometimes traditional talk therapy just isn't enough. EMDR is a unique form of therapy that targets the negative beliefs that are rooted in our past traumas and allows us to replace those thoughts with more adaptive beliefs. With EMDR therapy, you will quickly see movement to healthier thought process and feel less driven by your emotions. Together we will develop coping strategies and restore healthy patterns to assist in regulating your symptoms.
Depending on your unique needs, I may utilize skills from EMDR, along with ERP, DBT, & CBT.
Are you frustrated because therapy just isn't working? Sometimes traditional talk therapy just isn't enough. EMDR is a unique form of therapy that targets the negative beliefs that are rooted in our past traumas and allows us to replace those thoughts with more adaptive beliefs. With EMDR therapy, you will quickly see movement to healthier thought process and feel less driven by your emotions. Together we will develop coping strategies and restore healthy patterns to assist in regulating your symptoms.
(704) 389-3339 View (704) 389-3339
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Apiffany Gaither
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
With training in Family-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Apiffany assists individuals in developing an embodied motivation toward recovery.
As an eating disorder clinician, I work with people in all stages of their recovery and strive to meet my clients where they are in their journeys. I am passionate about helping individuals who are struggling to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. In taking a whole-person approach by using behavioral methods of treatment, I work to uncover any underlying causes for the struggles my clients may be going through. I work with both adolescents and adults who are suffering from eating disorders, anxiety, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, OCD, and mood disorders.
With training in Family-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Apiffany assists individuals in developing an embodied motivation toward recovery.
As an eating disorder clinician, I work with people in all stages of their recovery and strive to meet my clients where they are in their journeys. I am passionate about helping individuals who are struggling to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. In taking a whole-person approach by using behavioral methods of treatment, I work to uncover any underlying causes for the struggles my clients may be going through. I work with both adolescents and adults who are suffering from eating disorders, anxiety, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, OCD, and mood disorders.
(704) 237-6811 View (704) 237-6811
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Isis Reddick-Umoja
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
Isis has over 25 years of counseling experience. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which is a specialized therapy used to treat childhood, adolescent and adult trauma. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy used to help people with emotional dysregulation. Isis is passionate about serving a diverse population of clients, including the LGBTQ+ community and underserved populations.
(704) 480-3819 View (704) 480-3819
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Ashley Turbeville
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a person-centered, integrative approach and incorporate techniques from CBT, DBT, and RO-DBT to provide you with the best combination of insight, skills, and self-confidence.
Are you someone who has never quite felt like they belong? Maybe you are feeling uncomfortable in your own skin or out of place amongst your peers. Struggling to manage overwhelming thoughts that you are not enough, should have tried harder, or that everyone in your life secretly hates you. Maybe feeling like ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression has you paralyzed. My role is to act as your guide through change. I want to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and diagnoses and redefine them in terms that motivate instead of discourage you. I believe that together, we can work towards a life that you feel fulfilled by.
I utilize a person-centered, integrative approach and incorporate techniques from CBT, DBT, and RO-DBT to provide you with the best combination of insight, skills, and self-confidence.
Are you someone who has never quite felt like they belong? Maybe you are feeling uncomfortable in your own skin or out of place amongst your peers. Struggling to manage overwhelming thoughts that you are not enough, should have tried harder, or that everyone in your life secretly hates you. Maybe feeling like ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression has you paralyzed. My role is to act as your guide through change. I want to help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and diagnoses and redefine them in terms that motivate instead of discourage you. I believe that together, we can work towards a life that you feel fulfilled by.
(704) 271-2158 View (704) 271-2158
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Allison Goforth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
We'll use DBT to help you decrease dangerous or unhelpful behaviors (anything from self-harm to sabotaging relationships), then we move towards processing trauma with EMDR if that is appropriate.
I treat suicidal thinking, self-harming behaviors, and trauma in my practice. I have worked extensively with childhood trauma, as well as complex trauma related to long-term relationships. Often dissociative responses come hand in hand with experiencing trauma, so I also treat dissociation - anything from "feeling floaty," all the way to forgetting big chunks of time. Additionally, when we look at unwanted behaviors, they usually start as a solution to "fix" intense emotional pain, and then they start to feel like the problem itself. What you do to survive the past isn't necessarily what you need to do now to heal and move forward.
We'll use DBT to help you decrease dangerous or unhelpful behaviors (anything from self-harm to sabotaging relationships), then we move towards processing trauma with EMDR if that is appropriate.
I treat suicidal thinking, self-harming behaviors, and trauma in my practice. I have worked extensively with childhood trauma, as well as complex trauma related to long-term relationships. Often dissociative responses come hand in hand with experiencing trauma, so I also treat dissociation - anything from "feeling floaty," all the way to forgetting big chunks of time. Additionally, when we look at unwanted behaviors, they usually start as a solution to "fix" intense emotional pain, and then they start to feel like the problem itself. What you do to survive the past isn't necessarily what you need to do now to heal and move forward.
(704) 703-8211 View (704) 703-8211
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Summer Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
I provide a person-centered approach that focuses primarily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Play Therapy as appropriate.
Hello! It has been a joy of mine to work with children, teens and young adults dealing with life transitions. My passions include working with clients who are experiencing stress, trauma, and/or behavioral issues. I can assist clients in developing the skills necessary for self-regulation, self-control and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity and sense of humor with a realistic approach to counseling.
I provide a person-centered approach that focuses primarily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Play Therapy as appropriate.
Hello! It has been a joy of mine to work with children, teens and young adults dealing with life transitions. My passions include working with clients who are experiencing stress, trauma, and/or behavioral issues. I can assist clients in developing the skills necessary for self-regulation, self-control and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity and sense of humor with a realistic approach to counseling.
(704) 946-8660 View (704) 946-8660
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Caitlyn Yesavage Msw Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I offer EMDR and DBT both in office (Davidson) and via equine assisted treatment, as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at a private farm in Huntersville.
I am so glad you are stopping by to explore how my therapy services might serve you. It can be so hard to reach out for help, and equally hard to find the "right fit" for therapy. I commend your courage in seeking the services that fit you best! I work primarily with those healing from trauma, shame, and self doubt that is impacting their relationships with themselves and others using EMDR & Equine Assisted Therapy. My goal is to help you holistically heal from trauma, reframe your beliefs surrounding yourself and the world around you, improve your overall mood and coping skills, and find a more balanced and effective sense of self.
I offer EMDR and DBT both in office (Davidson) and via equine assisted treatment, as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at a private farm in Huntersville.
I am so glad you are stopping by to explore how my therapy services might serve you. It can be so hard to reach out for help, and equally hard to find the "right fit" for therapy. I commend your courage in seeking the services that fit you best! I work primarily with those healing from trauma, shame, and self doubt that is impacting their relationships with themselves and others using EMDR & Equine Assisted Therapy. My goal is to help you holistically heal from trauma, reframe your beliefs surrounding yourself and the world around you, improve your overall mood and coping skills, and find a more balanced and effective sense of self.
(704) 912-0240 View (704) 912-0240
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Cecelia J Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Are you experiencing anxiety and/or depression that is getting in the way of living your best life? Are you experiencing a life change? Maybe you just want someone to talk to and assist in communicating with others.
Are you experiencing anxiety and/or depression that is getting in the way of living your best life? Are you experiencing a life change? Maybe you just want someone to talk to and assist in communicating with others.
(704) 901-8272 View (704) 901-8272
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Megan Orr-Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I began my career as a school counselor, and have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy working with people on an individual basis to guide them toward processing and change. My philosophy of counseling is to meet clients in the space in which they are ready, and help them find where they want to be. My history as a counselor includes working with parent/child relationships, couples and individuals to create more effective communication patterns. I enjoy working with clients as young as 8 through the lifespan.
I began my career as a school counselor, and have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy working with people on an individual basis to guide them toward processing and change. My philosophy of counseling is to meet clients in the space in which they are ready, and help them find where they want to be. My history as a counselor includes working with parent/child relationships, couples and individuals to create more effective communication patterns. I enjoy working with clients as young as 8 through the lifespan.
(704) 710-8270 View (704) 710-8270
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Alexis Walters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I work with individuals, couples, and families and utilize models of treatment that focus on healthy relationships, emotional awareness and expression, increasing positive self-talk and improving quality of life. I have experience working in the community mental health field, as well as in Inpatient and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment centers. I utilize modalities of treatment including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
I work with individuals, couples, and families and utilize models of treatment that focus on healthy relationships, emotional awareness and expression, increasing positive self-talk and improving quality of life. I have experience working in the community mental health field, as well as in Inpatient and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment centers. I utilize modalities of treatment including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
(704) 742-2282 View (704) 742-2282
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Sage Healing and Wellness.com
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
I am in the business of healing, not learning the latest coping skills that "pop psychology" uses as bandages. I am a customer service driven clinician who puts my clients first. Your experience in therapy will be a safe place for your uniqueness without feeling odd or misunderstood. Spiritual formation has been apart of my individual growth therefore I weave it into my therapy in addition to researched based mod
(704) 710-8523 View (704) 710-8523
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.