Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Kannapolis, NC

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Kyle Anna Duni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
I offer an integrated approach that includes EMDR, person-centered, CBT, DBT skills, and trauma focused treatment; however, our time together is not limited to these theories of practice.
I believe everyone deserves a space to process, heal, and experience empathy and validation. Good outcomes in therapy can be expected if you feel the therapist genuinely cares and has your best interest in heart and mind. Your therapist must also have skill, knowledge, and experience with clinically proven therapy techniques. I provide both to you as my client.
I offer an integrated approach that includes EMDR, person-centered, CBT, DBT skills, and trauma focused treatment; however, our time together is not limited to these theories of practice.
I believe everyone deserves a space to process, heal, and experience empathy and validation. Good outcomes in therapy can be expected if you feel the therapist genuinely cares and has your best interest in heart and mind. Your therapist must also have skill, knowledge, and experience with clinically proven therapy techniques. I provide both to you as my client.
(828) 469-0742 View (828) 469-0742
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Tova Woullard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083  (Online Only)
Cognitive Restructuring, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Multicultural therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Client/Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Play Therapy, Grief Therapy, Family Therapy, Spirituality, Strength-Based Therapy and more.
Children: 6 to 17. I serve those with ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, body dysmorphia, identity disorders, schizophrenia, addictions, truancy issues, low-self-esteem issues, oppositional defiant disorders, & OCD, and mood disorders. Adults (18+): I work with those who have anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, addictions, ADHD, personality disorders, identity issues, adjusting to new conditions, PTSD, body dysmorphia, separation (a break-up, divorce, separation issues, new parents, teachers, retired individuals, those with immunodeficiency disorders, anger issues, domestic violence issues, & empty nesters.
Cognitive Restructuring, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Multicultural therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Client/Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Play Therapy, Grief Therapy, Family Therapy, Spirituality, Strength-Based Therapy and more.
Children: 6 to 17. I serve those with ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, body dysmorphia, identity disorders, schizophrenia, addictions, truancy issues, low-self-esteem issues, oppositional defiant disorders, & OCD, and mood disorders. Adults (18+): I work with those who have anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, addictions, ADHD, personality disorders, identity issues, adjusting to new conditions, PTSD, body dysmorphia, separation (a break-up, divorce, separation issues, new parents, teachers, retired individuals, those with immunodeficiency disorders, anger issues, domestic violence issues, & empty nesters.
(704) 666-4698 View (704) 666-4698
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Michelle White
Counselor, MA, LCHMC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
I use an eclectic, person-centered approach to therapy and apply techniques rooted in Adlerian therapy, CBT, DBT, and Gestalt therapy.
Hello! I am so glad that you are here! I believe that therapy is for everyone. All people deserve a safe space to be truly heard, understood, and supported. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults facing a wide variety of issues, including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, grief and/or loss, interpersonal relationship issues, and trauma. I strive to meet people where they are in their mental health journey and assist them in finding peace, joy, and meaning in their lives.
I use an eclectic, person-centered approach to therapy and apply techniques rooted in Adlerian therapy, CBT, DBT, and Gestalt therapy.
Hello! I am so glad that you are here! I believe that therapy is for everyone. All people deserve a safe space to be truly heard, understood, and supported. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults facing a wide variety of issues, including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, grief and/or loss, interpersonal relationship issues, and trauma. I strive to meet people where they are in their mental health journey and assist them in finding peace, joy, and meaning in their lives.
(980) 990-3227 View (980) 990-3227
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Sherri Brinskelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083
I offer CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, & Play Therapy.
My passion in this work comes from guiding clients toward life goals, healing, growth, & self-discovery. I combine various modalities tailored to address hindrances & increase momentum in your life. I welcome children, adolescents, teens, & adults as well as couples & families. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life adjustments, developmental delays & more. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused work, & Play Therapies & several other counseling methods to meet your needs. I work with clients to identify their needs and collaborate to meet their goals. Reach out, find your path.
I offer CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, & Play Therapy.
My passion in this work comes from guiding clients toward life goals, healing, growth, & self-discovery. I combine various modalities tailored to address hindrances & increase momentum in your life. I welcome children, adolescents, teens, & adults as well as couples & families. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life adjustments, developmental delays & more. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused work, & Play Therapies & several other counseling methods to meet your needs. I work with clients to identify their needs and collaborate to meet their goals. Reach out, find your path.
(980) 577-4385 View (980) 577-4385
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Kristen Bumgarner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081
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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Meghann Goddard
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (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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Victory Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
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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Andrea Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
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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Bradley Blackburn
Counselor, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
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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Josette Hoffman Skinner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (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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Kathryn Grimsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081
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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Sarah Bolme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083
I have over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist helping people get unstuck and relate better to themselves and others so that each one can become the best version of themselves. I am person-centered—meaning that you, the client, are in charge of the process of change. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, but work with a variety of issues including grief, divorce, and relationship problems. I use a mixture of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to assist you in making the changes you desire.
I have over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist helping people get unstuck and relate better to themselves and others so that each one can become the best version of themselves. I am person-centered—meaning that you, the client, are in charge of the process of change. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, but work with a variety of issues including grief, divorce, and relationship problems. I use a mixture of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to assist you in making the changes you desire.
(704) 585-7855 View (704) 585-7855
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Kelly Pearce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083  (Online Only)
Therapy includes you and your therapist (as well as your natural supports, when possible/necessary) working closely together to help change your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. There will be things done together during your sessions, as well as things for you to focus on and apply at home. Some changes may come quickly, but some will take more time and effort for a lasting change.
Therapy includes you and your therapist (as well as your natural supports, when possible/necessary) working closely together to help change your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. There will be things done together during your sessions, as well as things for you to focus on and apply at home. Some changes may come quickly, but some will take more time and effort for a lasting change.
(984) 224-7327 View (984) 224-7327
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Caitlyn Lear
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083
How often do you find yourself struggling to spend time with friends, engage in activities you used to enjoy, or even leave your room? Do you find yourself thinking in circles, or fighting to fall asleep due to never ending thoughts? What about not recognizing yourself in the mirror, looking over your shoulder in fear? Depression, anxiety, ruminating thoughts, insomnia, hypervigilance, stress, low self-esteem. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with these experiences, thoughts, and emotions and not know where to look or turn for help.
How often do you find yourself struggling to spend time with friends, engage in activities you used to enjoy, or even leave your room? Do you find yourself thinking in circles, or fighting to fall asleep due to never ending thoughts? What about not recognizing yourself in the mirror, looking over your shoulder in fear? Depression, anxiety, ruminating thoughts, insomnia, hypervigilance, stress, low self-esteem. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with these experiences, thoughts, and emotions and not know where to look or turn for help.
(980) 294-3125 View (980) 294-3125
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April Mizell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
“How are you really doing?” Does this question make you nervous? Does this sound familiar to you? "I'm so overwhelmed. I'm too busy to even take a breath. It's so hard to stay patient and calm because I have too much in my head." So often our lives are crowded, overfull, and overwhelming, and in turn, block us from being able to find fulfillment.
“How are you really doing?” Does this question make you nervous? Does this sound familiar to you? "I'm so overwhelmed. I'm too busy to even take a breath. It's so hard to stay patient and calm because I have too much in my head." So often our lives are crowded, overfull, and overwhelming, and in turn, block us from being able to find fulfillment.
(704) 703-5833 View (704) 703-5833
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Miracles Counseling Centers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Miracles Counseling Centers is invested in helping you build a life you can feel safe in and proud of. Counseling should be more than talk. It should be provided by a professional with experience in delivering therapy that helps you to grow through your struggles. We aspire to provide personalized, productive psychological counseling therapy and support. We offer effective, tailor-made approaches for difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We welcome everyone through our doors, just as you are, and appreciate the confidence you place upon us to faciliate your forward growth!
Miracles Counseling Centers is invested in helping you build a life you can feel safe in and proud of. Counseling should be more than talk. It should be provided by a professional with experience in delivering therapy that helps you to grow through your struggles. We aspire to provide personalized, productive psychological counseling therapy and support. We offer effective, tailor-made approaches for difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We welcome everyone through our doors, just as you are, and appreciate the confidence you place upon us to faciliate your forward growth!
(980) 372-4849 View (980) 372-4849
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Teen Health Connection
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
(704) 288-0165 View (704) 288-0165
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Shawnee Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that each of my clients deserves to be protected, valued, and provided with all the necessary support to become the people they strive to be. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and EMDR Certified Therapist. I earned a Master's in Social Work from the University of Denver. I specialize in working with those who have experienced childhood or adulthood trauma, high-risk youth, women, older adults ages 55 and up, and families who are caregivers to older adults. I serve individuals in the North Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, and Illinois areas.
I believe that each of my clients deserves to be protected, valued, and provided with all the necessary support to become the people they strive to be. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor, and EMDR Certified Therapist. I earned a Master's in Social Work from the University of Denver. I specialize in working with those who have experienced childhood or adulthood trauma, high-risk youth, women, older adults ages 55 and up, and families who are caregivers to older adults. I serve individuals in the North Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, and Illinois areas.
(980) 303-2997 View (980) 303-2997
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Shaienna Quinn
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28082  (Online Only)
Life isn't an easy journey for anyone; whether we haven't realized that we need the extra support or we have realized it and just don't know where to start or who to turn to. I like to think of therapy as that first step of knowing where to start and who to turn to. Therapy is more than just about venting, but also about overcoming struggles and making the conscious decision and effort to move in a positive direction in life; no matter the circumstances.
Life isn't an easy journey for anyone; whether we haven't realized that we need the extra support or we have realized it and just don't know where to start or who to turn to. I like to think of therapy as that first step of knowing where to start and who to turn to. Therapy is more than just about venting, but also about overcoming struggles and making the conscious decision and effort to move in a positive direction in life; no matter the circumstances.
(803) 265-5233 View (803) 265-5233

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Melanie Francesca Roach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
Therapy is personal, therapy can sound intimidating, but therapy can also provide comfort. Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you're a seasoned pro sitting in the "hot seat", you are strong to reach out for some extra guidance through life's journey. Safety, trust, and transparency are a priority for my clients, as I specialize in the delicate area of, Trauma-Informed Therapy, which focuses on mental health support for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and suicidal ideation. I also assist clients with negative body image and low self-esteem, self-harm, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Therapy is personal, therapy can sound intimidating, but therapy can also provide comfort. Whether this is your first time searching for a therapist or you're a seasoned pro sitting in the "hot seat", you are strong to reach out for some extra guidance through life's journey. Safety, trust, and transparency are a priority for my clients, as I specialize in the delicate area of, Trauma-Informed Therapy, which focuses on mental health support for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and suicidal ideation. I also assist clients with negative body image and low self-esteem, self-harm, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(980) 577-2176 View (980) 577-2176
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.