Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Huntersville, NC

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Allison Goforth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Amber K Lynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
These may include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, IFS and parts work, and animal assisted therapy in counseling.
My passion for counseling developed from my own journey with chronic migraines, anxiety, and relationships. I enjoy working with couples and adults on a wide range of issues impacting well-being including, but not limited to, stress, trauma, communication and relationships, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, identity, mild disordered eating, confidence, or just feeling “stuck” and dissatisfied with one’s direction in life.
These may include CBT, DBT, EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, IFS and parts work, and animal assisted therapy in counseling.
My passion for counseling developed from my own journey with chronic migraines, anxiety, and relationships. I enjoy working with couples and adults on a wide range of issues impacting well-being including, but not limited to, stress, trauma, communication and relationships, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, identity, mild disordered eating, confidence, or just feeling “stuck” and dissatisfied with one’s direction in life.
(704) 237-6560 x3 View (704) 237-6560 x3
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Alexis N Fintchre
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
I rely upon ACT, DBT, CBT, somatic experiences, and Feminist therapy to create a customized treatment plan with the goal of walking alongside you in your progression to ultimate wellness.
Navigating life can be difficult to say the least. Even more so when you have stressors beyond your control affecting the wellness of your mind and body. Having marginalized identities, past trauma and numerous life transitions can make for a stressed individual. Unveiling your truest self and having the confidence to rely on your values, no matter the circumstance, takes courage. As a Black woman, I understand that there is power and healing in finding safety within our community.
I rely upon ACT, DBT, CBT, somatic experiences, and Feminist therapy to create a customized treatment plan with the goal of walking alongside you in your progression to ultimate wellness.
Navigating life can be difficult to say the least. Even more so when you have stressors beyond your control affecting the wellness of your mind and body. Having marginalized identities, past trauma and numerous life transitions can make for a stressed individual. Unveiling your truest self and having the confidence to rely on your values, no matter the circumstance, takes courage. As a Black woman, I understand that there is power and healing in finding safety within our community.
(704) 350-2672 View (704) 350-2672
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Amy Dombrosky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Brooke Graham
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
By utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness, I will help you work towards your goals.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”- Sigmund Freud. I believe everyone possesses the capability of achieving their goals, but the path to get there is different for everyone; therefore, our sessions will be tailored specifically to you and your unique needs. I am skilled at working with individuals of all ages suffering with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, grief, and PTSD.
By utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness, I will help you work towards your goals.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”- Sigmund Freud. I believe everyone possesses the capability of achieving their goals, but the path to get there is different for everyone; therefore, our sessions will be tailored specifically to you and your unique needs. I am skilled at working with individuals of all ages suffering with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, grief, and PTSD.
(704) 610-1953 View (704) 610-1953
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Rosie Easter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Waitlist for new clients
While I have an eclectic approach based on experience with several evidence-based practices, the foundation of my practice is DBT and its focus in balancing acceptance and change to build a life worth living.
My practice focus is in supporting adolescents and adults through individual and group therapy with needs including adjusting to stress and changes in life, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and traits, healing from the impacts of trauma and traumatic invalidation, and interpersonal and relational stressors. I am passionate about empowering and collaborating with my clients to build their most fulfilling life through increasing insight and mindful awareness into their emotional wounds and lived experience, to grow self love and acceptance, and build relationships that are healthy and affirming.
While I have an eclectic approach based on experience with several evidence-based practices, the foundation of my practice is DBT and its focus in balancing acceptance and change to build a life worth living.
My practice focus is in supporting adolescents and adults through individual and group therapy with needs including adjusting to stress and changes in life, depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder and traits, healing from the impacts of trauma and traumatic invalidation, and interpersonal and relational stressors. I am passionate about empowering and collaborating with my clients to build their most fulfilling life through increasing insight and mindful awareness into their emotional wounds and lived experience, to grow self love and acceptance, and build relationships that are healthy and affirming.
(704) 728-0672 View (704) 728-0672
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Ashley Turbeville
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Mindful Intentions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! Are you seeking a compassionate guide on your path to emotional well-being? We are Mindful intentions, a licensed group of therapists dedicated to empowering individuals, families, and groups through a holistic approach to mental health. In your one-on-one therapy sessions with a highly experienced therapist, we work collaboratively to explore your unique journey, uncovering strengths and addressing challenges. Our therapists are trained and certified in trauma informed care, integrative practices, CBT, DBT and person centered treatment.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! Are you seeking a compassionate guide on your path to emotional well-being? We are Mindful intentions, a licensed group of therapists dedicated to empowering individuals, families, and groups through a holistic approach to mental health. In your one-on-one therapy sessions with a highly experienced therapist, we work collaboratively to explore your unique journey, uncovering strengths and addressing challenges. Our therapists are trained and certified in trauma informed care, integrative practices, CBT, DBT and person centered treatment.
(704) 538-4611 View (704) 538-4611
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Jessica Nichole Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
I am a licensed clinical social worker with training in DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.
I believe that therapy is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Anyone can benefit from taking the time to understand how their minds operate and what parts of their identity are challenging the peace, happiness, and love they deserve. As a person-centered therapist, I understand the value of meeting an individual where they are at with their lives and building off their strengths/resources. My goal as your therapist is to provide empowerment and the instillation of hope for whatever change you want to create in your life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with training in DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing.
I believe that therapy is the best gift you could ever give yourself. Anyone can benefit from taking the time to understand how their minds operate and what parts of their identity are challenging the peace, happiness, and love they deserve. As a person-centered therapist, I understand the value of meeting an individual where they are at with their lives and building off their strengths/resources. My goal as your therapist is to provide empowerment and the instillation of hope for whatever change you want to create in your life.
(704) 912-0692 View (704) 912-0692
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Elizabeth A Seeburger
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
Working collaboratively with individuals and using both research-based and trauma-informed methods, I integrate CBT, EMDR, and DBT.
Life can be overwhelming at times. My mission is to meet individuals where they are, while assisting them in finding peace and enjoyment in their life experience. I enjoy working with teens, teachers, new mothers, couples, women navigating fertility issues or pregnancy loss, couples, and blended families. As a parent and former teacher, I understand development and complexities of the child and teen years. I believe that with a clear understanding of oneself, we can function with more agency and purpose. My goal is to validate your experiences and support your journey towards finding your best self.
Working collaboratively with individuals and using both research-based and trauma-informed methods, I integrate CBT, EMDR, and DBT.
Life can be overwhelming at times. My mission is to meet individuals where they are, while assisting them in finding peace and enjoyment in their life experience. I enjoy working with teens, teachers, new mothers, couples, women navigating fertility issues or pregnancy loss, couples, and blended families. As a parent and former teacher, I understand development and complexities of the child and teen years. I believe that with a clear understanding of oneself, we can function with more agency and purpose. My goal is to validate your experiences and support your journey towards finding your best self.
(704) 981-9461 View (704) 981-9461
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Apiffany Gaither
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Lisa Nguyen
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions into my approach because I believe having knowledge of these skills can be essential for depression and anxiety.
I am passionate about working with individuals to strengthen their mental health and achieve the version of themselves that they strive to be. I approach counseling from a person-centered view, believing everyone has the power to make changes toward their own healing and growth as well as the ability to discover this for themselves. I believe it is important for a therapist to be empathetic and genuine with their clients while displaying unconditional positive regard.
I incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions into my approach because I believe having knowledge of these skills can be essential for depression and anxiety.
I am passionate about working with individuals to strengthen their mental health and achieve the version of themselves that they strive to be. I approach counseling from a person-centered view, believing everyone has the power to make changes toward their own healing and growth as well as the ability to discover this for themselves. I believe it is important for a therapist to be empathetic and genuine with their clients while displaying unconditional positive regard.
(980) 575-0695 View (980) 575-0695
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Morgan Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078  (Online Only)
I would love to be able to help you learn some new skills to cope with your concerns. By learning new skills, you will be able to apply them when you need them to meet not only your short term goals but your long term goals as well. I work with ages 14 and older. Some of theoretical orientations that I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I use a comprehensive approach to therapy and determine which method is best suited for each client.
I would love to be able to help you learn some new skills to cope with your concerns. By learning new skills, you will be able to apply them when you need them to meet not only your short term goals but your long term goals as well. I work with ages 14 and older. Some of theoretical orientations that I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open DBT, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I use a comprehensive approach to therapy and determine which method is best suited for each client.
(704) 734-9064 View (704) 734-9064
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Grimes Effective Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Taylor Trull
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
Approaches I use to help facilitate change include person centered therapy, CBT, mindfulness, dbt, and and relaxation and presenting techniques.
I applaud you for recognizing you need help and taking that first step- that's an accomplishment on it's own! Life can be so hard. It is my goal to provide you a safe environment for us to journey down the path of change. I always want to make the therapeutic space a safe space for you to share, heal and grow. I have worked with a wide range of ages, demographics, backgrounds, etc. and seen amazing results. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, OCD, ED, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, and so much more! This is my life's passion; I am here for you!
Approaches I use to help facilitate change include person centered therapy, CBT, mindfulness, dbt, and and relaxation and presenting techniques.
I applaud you for recognizing you need help and taking that first step- that's an accomplishment on it's own! Life can be so hard. It is my goal to provide you a safe environment for us to journey down the path of change. I always want to make the therapeutic space a safe space for you to share, heal and grow. I have worked with a wide range of ages, demographics, backgrounds, etc. and seen amazing results. I have a lot of experience working with depression, anxiety, OCD, ED, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, and so much more! This is my life's passion; I am here for you!
(984) 600-0978 View (984) 600-0978
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Kristin F. Hepler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28070
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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Chanel C. Bowen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Shannon Brewer
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Wendyleigh Bodick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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Sean Anthony Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntersville, NC 28078
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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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.