Dialectical (DBT) Therapists in Wilmington, NC

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Elizabeth Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I focus on the relationship and interweave skills such as CBT, DBT , and Mindfulness to provide practical support.
Feeling stuck? Have you noticed that feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry, or sad has become your everyday mood? Not sure how to get back on track? I believe in providing a safe space where people can process their thoughts and feelings, understand different perspectives, and feel empowered to make changes they want in their lives.
(910) 387-1553 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Ann Marie Simmonds
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS
Verified
I incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR in my practice.
Ann Simmonds, MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS: I am dedicated to helping individuals work through personal and relational issues so that they may cope effectively and realize a more fulfilling life. I specialize in helping individuals work through depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, relational issues, and chronic pain in order to realize their full potential. I hold a master’s degree in Psychology and Substance Use Treatment from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
(910) 550-2992 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Shi Nicole Klem
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified
It is an honor for me to have the opportunity to help others work through personal, relationship and life issues by way of developing a strong therapeutic relationship. My primary goal in therapy is to establish and maintain a safe, trusting and accepting environment. I work from primarily ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) frameworks. Both of these therapies use Mindfulness strategies and other skills to "get you out of your head" and into living life to the fullest.
(910) 444-2409 x3006 
Wilmington, NC 28401
John McIntyre
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and am foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), an evidence based treatment which is highly effective in treating most mental health and substance use issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors.
The work of being human is difficult and can sometimes bring about feelings of being overwhelmed, helpless, and even hopeless. My passion is to help people process their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in order to balance accepting their life circumstances with working toward desired changes.
(910) 469-0704 x3220 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Sarah Hess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS-MFT, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
dialectical behavioral therapy are some examples of approaches I may integrate into our sessions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and overtaken by thoughts of uncontrollable self doubt? Do you seem directionless or like you are just going through the motions? What if you could come to a place of authenticity and clarity? A place where you could feel more supported, understood, and in control? Even the strongest individuals can feel stuck navigating the expectations and demands of life. During my time in practice I have worked with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing issues with perinatal/postpartum mood, relationships, life changes, grief & loss, depression, and anxiety.
(910) 386-0176 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
Offers online therapy
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Jessica Gruber
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS
Verified
I frequently use skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I work with adults seeking to change their lives. I have considerable experience helping people alleviate anxiety and depression, as well as, other mood disorders. I find creative ways to help people heal from trauma they have experienced and to connect with the present. I enjoy helping people who need help to tackle substance use issues such as alcohol or other drugs. I also work with couples using EFT to rebuild the bond between partners and create a healthier relationship with emotions.
(910) 601-8547 
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Wilmington, NC 28409
Offers online therapy
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Jeffrey Gianelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also employ approaches from IFS, DBT and ACT.
Whether you are new to therapy or someone who is looking to explore a deeper, more profound approach, I am here to help you learn the tools and skills to create positive change in your life. My practice is about creating a safe space where clients are able to heal from anxieties, past difficulties, and traumas by increasing their awareness and acceptance of the different parts that make up who we are as human beings. In doing so, clients are able to release the burdens of the past and find new direction in their lives. I specialize in treating Trauma/ PTSD, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+ populations and more.
(910) 504-9948 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Megan Fentross
Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC
Verified
I specialize in DBT and working with sexuality and gender.
You deserve to LIVE your life fully! Are you stuck, merely existing, on autopilot, and just making it through your day? Pulled in too many directions and disconnected from yourself and the world? Life gets unbalanced and we shut down. Our emotions start taking control of us in the worst possible moments: we avoid with anxiety, isolate with sadness, and hide with guilt. What would you do if your thoughts and emotions didn’t hold you back? I want you to be free to live your life on YOUR terms and find meaning in all areas of life. Together we can work on your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to build your life worth LIVING.
(910) 390-6277 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Charles Barden
Counselor, MA, EL, LCMHC
Verified
Therapies can include: CBT, REBT, DBT , Choice Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt, and Biblical Therapies to assist with any number of personal and individual or family needs.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients. I specialize in addiction therapy and recovery processes for all types of addictions. However, I also treat major and minor depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, schizoaffective, personality disorders such as borderline and narcissism, as well as many others. I also provide marriage and family therapy. Everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to heal on the individual basis and within the family unit. I assist clients with healing, living, and loving life again.
(910) 386-0074 
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Kasha Sears Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMC
Verified
Trauma treatment is near and dear to me, using TF-CBT along with DBT techniques to reduce Trauma regulating emotions.
Now offering Social Emotional Learning groups every Thursdays at 4:15pm for young adolescents. My groups will teach children how to regulate their emotions in any environment. The choice to begin therapy takes courage & purpose & I am committed to creating a safe & focused environment for exploration & insight. My practice is rooted in genuineness, desire and a core belief that the human life force is resilient and giving. To get the most out of your Tx I need you to approach therapy esp. if you're suffering from trauma, as a collective effort being open and honest about your treatment plan/goals.
(910) 466-6458 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Andrea L Hiser
MS, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified
I am also intensively trained to provide Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) which provides clients with skills to use and helps them build a life worth living.
I see a variety of people. My specialties are people with personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety issues, PTSD, and LBGTQ transitioning issues. I work with the client to determine their goals and introduce them to different modalities to help them. Many people need validation and someone that helps them restructure how they think along with working with desensitizing their nervous system which reduces anxiety and increases their ability to live their life to the fullest. I feel that everyone is trying to do the best they can and, at the same time, they are looking to improve and change.
(910) 758-2389 x3212 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Nicole Merrigan
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
I am also available to teach DBT skills on a one-on-one basis.
We, as humans, naturally want to avoid what is uncomfortable. People that find themselves reaching out to me for therapy are highly critical of themselves or do other things that do not work long-term like isolate, avoid, push things down, overthink, overeat, drink, just to name a few. I see many people that struggle with the ability to regulate their emotions or try not to have them. I see many people that struggle with all-or-nothing thinking or actions. If you can't do it all or be perfect, you find that you don't do it at all or you harshly judge yourself for it.
(910) 543-2878 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Kaitlyn Patterson
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
I am committed to providing an authentic therapeutic connection with my clients' by creating a non-judgmental, compassionate space. Although I treat a variety of psychological problems, I specialize in eating disorders, trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, and women's issues. I incorporate evidence-based practices into my treatment including compassion-focused therapies, dialectical behavioral therapies (RO- DBT and DBT ), and acceptance commitment therapy. You can expect for me to incorporate compassion, humor, and flexibility in my treatment approach.
(833) 581-9850 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Mary Lavoie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I currently work for a group practice that focuses on treating adults in our office or via Telehealth. I have over 25 years of training and experience in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT , Trauma-Focused, and Spiritual Healing. I help adults of all ages improve their symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar, just to name a few. I’ve guided patients through childhood/past traumas, losses and abuse to find healing and restoration. I graduated from New York University with a MSW in psychology and a CSW focusing on clinical social work.
(833) 362-7687 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Eric Guendner
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified
I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue.
(910) 408-7638 
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Chasity Meadows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LCAS, MSW
Verified
I excel in aiding others in their pursuit of living enriched lives while reaching for their fullest potential through psychotherapy, CBT, DBT , and Mindfulness.
**Currently Accepting New Clients and Open on Saturdays** Hello! I'm Chasity, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. So let's talk… I believe everyone has the ability to heal no matter the amount of trauma you've endured. I feel like anyone can benefit from the therapeutic process when you are willing to put the work in. Let’s start today. I believe everyone can make some positive lifestyle changes, while achieving life goals, and learning to find, and love yourself again. Therapy has the ability to change lives, I see it everyday.
(910) 400-1505 
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Wilmington, NC 28405
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Lorraine Forris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing for trauma, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and other approaches tailored for each individual client.
For the past 25 years my interest and passion is working with adults and children, families and couples to reach their goals and make positive change in their lives. Whether you are experiencing an adjustment to a new and difficult situation or have been dealing with a more complex condition for which you need help, Ms. Forris helps define the issues and develop solutions. Ms. Forris has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience over a wide spectrum of mental health problems. She has trained, mentored and supervised many therapists in community mental health, home health and public health settings.
(910) 716-4577 
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Connor Keeter
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Is anxiety keeping you from doing the things you love? Do you have concerns about your child's or teen's mental health? Are you a college student having difficulty adjusting to life transitions? It is an act of self-love to prioritize your mental health and emotional wellbeing, and I would love to help you take that first-step. I believe that the strength of the client-therapist relationship is one of the most important elements of successful treatment. You will feel heard, respected, validated, receive constructive feedback, and gain greater understanding in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
(910) 535-9379 
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Alisa Valente
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach is largely Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a theoretical basis in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Alisa Valente, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with 16 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient, long-term care and forensic settings. Dr. Valente received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and she completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State, University Park Campus. Her current works focuses on individual therapy with adults in an outpatient setting, with both telehealth and in-person sessions available.
(910) 446-6267 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Jennifer M Haskins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified
My approach to therapy involves utilizing evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) techniques including mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance,and emotional regulation.
I believe there is power in knowledge and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to speak their mind while feeling heard in the process. I aim to provide a supportive environment that promotes healing and assists others accomplish their goals. I am passionate about working with depression, anxiety, survivors of trauma, parents struggling with children/teens, codependency, domestic violence, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideations, anger management, life transitions, disorganized eating, and self-esteem.
(910) 335-2469 
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

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