Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Stallings, NC

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Rebecca Escalante
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
I enjoy CBT, motivational interviewing, DBT, and other empirically evidenced models to best formulate treatment plans.
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
I enjoy CBT, motivational interviewing, DBT, and other empirically evidenced models to best formulate treatment plans.
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
(704) 781-1231 View (704) 781-1231
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Paige Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Her main areas of focus include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Paige Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a BSW and MSW at The University of Kentucky. Paige can help a client by holding a space for them to come and share what has been on their mind, work through a specific challenge, help them learn how to regulate emotions, and/or improve communication. She offers different perspectives, coping skills, and a safe space to process. Paige meets the client where they are at with what they want to work on. This looks different for each age and individual, and she adapts to each client she is working with.
Her main areas of focus include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Paige Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a BSW and MSW at The University of Kentucky. Paige can help a client by holding a space for them to come and share what has been on their mind, work through a specific challenge, help them learn how to regulate emotions, and/or improve communication. She offers different perspectives, coping skills, and a safe space to process. Paige meets the client where they are at with what they want to work on. This looks different for each age and individual, and she adapts to each client she is working with.
(704) 610-0240 View (704) 610-0240
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Abbey Vann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
Do you ever find yourself saying "It is not supposed to be this way"? At times we have all felt lost in life, or found ourselves in a place we do not wish to be. Whether it be at the hands of trauma, loss of self-esteem, familial discord, or failed relationships, sometimes we all need some guidance getting back to our best version of ourselves.
Do you ever find yourself saying "It is not supposed to be this way"? At times we have all felt lost in life, or found ourselves in a place we do not wish to be. Whether it be at the hands of trauma, loss of self-esteem, familial discord, or failed relationships, sometimes we all need some guidance getting back to our best version of ourselves.
(704) 665-5963 View (704) 665-5963
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Jeremy W. Saunders
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Stallings, NC 28104  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
(704) 946-5439 View (704) 946-5439
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Nakita Brisbon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
(704) 270-2535 View (704) 270-2535
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Alexandra Lagunas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(980) 485-4937 View (980) 485-4937

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Heather VanKoughnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
My clinical work has included helping those suffering from a broad range of presentations and trauma related disorders. I have experience working in both the hospital and outpatient setting and share a specific passion for working with individuals suffering trauma related disorders. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), level 1 trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and level 2 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with both over controlled and under controlled emotional states and trauma related disorders.
My clinical work has included helping those suffering from a broad range of presentations and trauma related disorders. I have experience working in both the hospital and outpatient setting and share a specific passion for working with individuals suffering trauma related disorders. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), level 1 trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and level 2 trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with both over controlled and under controlled emotional states and trauma related disorders.
(704) 741-3975 View (704) 741-3975
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Annada Hypes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
Adolescence can be a rocky time for many people, but I believe therapy can be of great help. I work with teenagers and young adults, struggling primarily with mood, identity, and impulse control difficulties. My goals are to help young people build their strengths and relationships in order to find happiness and success as emerging adults. Some of the things I treat are: depression, self-harm, anxiety, family conflict, gender dysphoria, transition to young adulthood stress, and disordered eating habits. Generally I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectal-behavior therapy (DBT) within a caring, humanistic approach.
Adolescence can be a rocky time for many people, but I believe therapy can be of great help. I work with teenagers and young adults, struggling primarily with mood, identity, and impulse control difficulties. My goals are to help young people build their strengths and relationships in order to find happiness and success as emerging adults. Some of the things I treat are: depression, self-harm, anxiety, family conflict, gender dysphoria, transition to young adulthood stress, and disordered eating habits. Generally I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectal-behavior therapy (DBT) within a caring, humanistic approach.
(704) 256-0987 View (704) 256-0987
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Cathleen Renee Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wesley Chapel, NC 28104
Cathleen currently provides therapy within her private practice in Indian Trail, NC. Cathleen believes that emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health are all important aspects in life. She believes that it is important to treat ourselves with the same compassion and kindness that we treat others. Cathleen uses techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) as well as solution-focused therapy to assist others with feeling better and living a more balanced life.
Cathleen currently provides therapy within her private practice in Indian Trail, NC. Cathleen believes that emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health are all important aspects in life. She believes that it is important to treat ourselves with the same compassion and kindness that we treat others. Cathleen uses techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) as well as solution-focused therapy to assist others with feeling better and living a more balanced life.
(704) 459-6803 View (704) 459-6803
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Ruthie Schultz
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104  (Online Only)
Therapy is one way to foster connection, self-discovery and healing when life's challenges becomes overwhelming. Whether you're struggling with setting boundaries with others, balancing everyday stressors, or engaging in self-medicating behaviors- I am here to support. In my practice, I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative, so based on your specific goals, we will decide together on the best approach for you to meet your needs.
Therapy is one way to foster connection, self-discovery and healing when life's challenges becomes overwhelming. Whether you're struggling with setting boundaries with others, balancing everyday stressors, or engaging in self-medicating behaviors- I am here to support. In my practice, I integrate a range of evidence-based approaches, utilizing techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). My approach is collaborative, so based on your specific goals, we will decide together on the best approach for you to meet your needs.
(704) 703-8709 View (704) 703-8709
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Kenneth Stephenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Indian Trail, NC 28079  (Online Only)
I believe there is power in learning to balance our lives emotionally and spiritually. I have 20-plus years as a counselor, and have been able to help clients find emotional and general life balance. I draw from primary treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focussed, Psychodynamic and Existential Theories. Ideally, at the conclusion of counseling, a client will be able to actively deal with their internal states in a way that allows them to feel more at peace with increased self esteem, and well being.
I believe there is power in learning to balance our lives emotionally and spiritually. I have 20-plus years as a counselor, and have been able to help clients find emotional and general life balance. I draw from primary treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focussed, Psychodynamic and Existential Theories. Ideally, at the conclusion of counseling, a client will be able to actively deal with their internal states in a way that allows them to feel more at peace with increased self esteem, and well being.
(980) 360-2384 View (980) 360-2384
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Dr. Leigh Hicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indian Trail, NC 28079
I use DBT, CBT, Systems Theory, & Family Systems into my practice.
My passion is working with clients age 13-18 as well as young & early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships & provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. I use family therapy for family system work. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking & sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race & ethnicity into my practice and like to work with people from these marginalized populations & addressing how these factors impact treatment and resilience. My ideal client is motivated and committed to treatment.
I use DBT, CBT, Systems Theory, & Family Systems into my practice.
My passion is working with clients age 13-18 as well as young & early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships & provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. I use family therapy for family system work. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking & sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race & ethnicity into my practice and like to work with people from these marginalized populations & addressing how these factors impact treatment and resilience. My ideal client is motivated and committed to treatment.
(704) 237-6798 View (704) 237-6798
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Neuronnection Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LPC, EMDR II
Verified Verified
Indian Trail, NC 28079
My approach includes EMDR, Brainspotting, The Flash Method, and DBT.
Neuronnection Counseling is a privately owned practice that guides individuals through their healing journeys. My mission is to create a warm and supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your experiences and rediscover your inner strength and capacity for self-healing and growth. With over 18 years of experience, I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who are dealing with trauma, grief, anxiety, difficult & overwhelming emotions, BPD, and cultural challenges.
My approach includes EMDR, Brainspotting, The Flash Method, and DBT.
Neuronnection Counseling is a privately owned practice that guides individuals through their healing journeys. My mission is to create a warm and supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your experiences and rediscover your inner strength and capacity for self-healing and growth. With over 18 years of experience, I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who are dealing with trauma, grief, anxiety, difficult & overwhelming emotions, BPD, and cultural challenges.
(980) 291-4993 View (980) 291-4993
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Samantha Martinez
Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
Some of the approaches may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
Some of the approaches may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
(704) 901-8478 View (704) 901-8478
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LaTasha Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a myriad of treatment interventions, including EMDR, ACT, CBT, DBT, and many others.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a space to be vulnerable? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can allow you to explore your emotions in a safe space. For me, the most important aspects of psychotherapy are safety and the relationship. I understand the need to feel supported before sharing. Many of my clients have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, and life stress; my goal as your clinician is to help you process your concerns and bear witness to your growth. I enjoy working with those who are eager to deepen their understanding of themselves and their emotional functioning.
I provide a myriad of treatment interventions, including EMDR, ACT, CBT, DBT, and many others.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a space to be vulnerable? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can allow you to explore your emotions in a safe space. For me, the most important aspects of psychotherapy are safety and the relationship. I understand the need to feel supported before sharing. Many of my clients have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, and life stress; my goal as your clinician is to help you process your concerns and bear witness to your growth. I enjoy working with those who are eager to deepen their understanding of themselves and their emotional functioning.
(704) 389-5542 View (704) 389-5542
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Heidi Limbrunner
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
(704) 751-0570 View (704) 751-0570
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Cynthia Morris
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
I incorporate DBT skills training, when appropriate, helping to soothe you in body and mind while learning effective relationship skills.
Are you ready to care for and be kind to yourself? Do you struggle with behaviors, thoughts, or relationships? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, or angry? Do you feel anxious, stressed, or nervous? Are you sad, impulsive, or withdrawn? Maybe you don't know what you feel. Are you aware of a difference between the inside and the outside? Have you tried everything to change or get "it" to stop with no avail? I specialize in and engage your life stories while working for transformation in your body, mind and soul.
I incorporate DBT skills training, when appropriate, helping to soothe you in body and mind while learning effective relationship skills.
Are you ready to care for and be kind to yourself? Do you struggle with behaviors, thoughts, or relationships? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, or angry? Do you feel anxious, stressed, or nervous? Are you sad, impulsive, or withdrawn? Maybe you don't know what you feel. Are you aware of a difference between the inside and the outside? Have you tried everything to change or get "it" to stop with no avail? I specialize in and engage your life stories while working for transformation in your body, mind and soul.
(704) 706-9939 View (704) 706-9939
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Theo M Roach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCSOTS, CFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Mr. Roach LCSW, CCSOTS, FTC Are you tired of long-term "Talk therapy" that yields NO results? Time for a change, get EMDR or DBT treatment that will help YOU discover your potential. I specialize in treating the following issues: sports mental health counseling, trauma treatment & Sex offender evaluation and treatment, using evidence-based treatment (ie. EMDR & DBT). NO LONG WAITS!!! Book an appointment with us within 72hrs. Guaranteed!!! Click on the link to schedule an appointment;https://calendly.com/oasisclinical/15min-free-phone-screening
Mr. Roach LCSW, CCSOTS, FTC Are you tired of long-term "Talk therapy" that yields NO results? Time for a change, get EMDR or DBT treatment that will help YOU discover your potential. I specialize in treating the following issues: sports mental health counseling, trauma treatment & Sex offender evaluation and treatment, using evidence-based treatment (ie. EMDR & DBT). NO LONG WAITS!!! Book an appointment with us within 72hrs. Guaranteed!!! Click on the link to schedule an appointment;https://calendly.com/oasisclinical/15min-free-phone-screening
(704) 253-4179 View (704) 253-4179
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Stegall Counseling PLLC
Counselor, LCMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCMHCA, Interns
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indian Trail, NC 28079
To name a few types of therapy we provide are: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Expressive Arts, Relational, Mindfulness-Based, & Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Attention Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Do you feel like you are never good enough and that nothing will get better? Do you feel like you are the only one struggling with intense emotions and that there is no one to help you figure them out? Are you struggling with how you look and/or feel about yourself? Do you think everyone else has their life together and you don't? Do you experience highly intense flashbacks? Are you excessively drinking alcohol, excessively spending money, isolating yourself from others, having sex but immediately regretting it afterwards? Do you feel you are struggling in your relationships?
To name a few types of therapy we provide are: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Expressive Arts, Relational, Mindfulness-Based, & Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Attention Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Do you feel like you are never good enough and that nothing will get better? Do you feel like you are the only one struggling with intense emotions and that there is no one to help you figure them out? Are you struggling with how you look and/or feel about yourself? Do you think everyone else has their life together and you don't? Do you experience highly intense flashbacks? Are you excessively drinking alcohol, excessively spending money, isolating yourself from others, having sex but immediately regretting it afterwards? Do you feel you are struggling in your relationships?
(704) 389-2589 View (704) 389-2589
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Kristina Mathews Acosta
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCAS, LCMHC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
My practice was founded to provide our clients with therapies are effective and efficient, which can help reduce the time spent in therapy such as EMDR and DBT.
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing and are you having trouble sleeping? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
My practice was founded to provide our clients with therapies are effective and efficient, which can help reduce the time spent in therapy such as EMDR and DBT.
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing and are you having trouble sleeping? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
(704) 286-6227 View (704) 286-6227

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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.