Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Breanna Hira
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My specialties include DBT, CBT, Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Somatic Therapy.
Hi! My name is Breanna Hira MHC-LP. I have experience working with groups and individuals. I worked for 2 years at a clinic where I helped adults of all ages with numerous different backgrounds and life experiences. My goal is to utilize the best therapy techniques based on your needs. I try to take a person-centered approach; this means you are in charge of your treatment.
My specialties include DBT, CBT, Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Somatic Therapy.
Hi! My name is Breanna Hira MHC-LP. I have experience working with groups and individuals. I worked for 2 years at a clinic where I helped adults of all ages with numerous different backgrounds and life experiences. My goal is to utilize the best therapy techniques based on your needs. I try to take a person-centered approach; this means you are in charge of your treatment.
(718) 957-8667 View (718) 957-8667
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Leonora Mardh
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
I am certified in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and combine these modalities with psychodynamic and evidence-based approaches such as DBT and CBT to combat issues such as anxiety and depression.
I help my clients identify and actualize their vision of a happy, balanced, and meaningful life. I support individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, mood and personality disorders, PTSD, life transitions, recovering from abuse, and maintaining healthy relationships. I work collaboratively to build confidence by combatting limiting beliefs and cultivating self-compassion. My practice is a non-judgemental, safe space open to all and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
I am certified in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and combine these modalities with psychodynamic and evidence-based approaches such as DBT and CBT to combat issues such as anxiety and depression.
I help my clients identify and actualize their vision of a happy, balanced, and meaningful life. I support individuals struggling with anxiety and depression, mood and personality disorders, PTSD, life transitions, recovering from abuse, and maintaining healthy relationships. I work collaboratively to build confidence by combatting limiting beliefs and cultivating self-compassion. My practice is a non-judgemental, safe space open to all and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
(718) 550-6016 View (718) 550-6016
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Tara Shani Rullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
While I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Focusing, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and EMDR, I believe no single modality/theoretical approach is the key to successful change.
Are you seeking a life that feels more joyful, connected and in-control? With the right support, you can be happier, more deeply connected to yourself and other people, and gain control over extreme emotions or behaviors. In my practice, I encourage patients to investigate thought patterns, engage in mindful exercises and explore ways of knowing which access the unconscious. My approach is warm, open and practical and geared towards helping you deepen self-awareness and self-knowing. Whatever your personal goal is, we can work on it together.
While I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Focusing, Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and EMDR, I believe no single modality/theoretical approach is the key to successful change.
Are you seeking a life that feels more joyful, connected and in-control? With the right support, you can be happier, more deeply connected to yourself and other people, and gain control over extreme emotions or behaviors. In my practice, I encourage patients to investigate thought patterns, engage in mindful exercises and explore ways of knowing which access the unconscious. My approach is warm, open and practical and geared towards helping you deepen self-awareness and self-knowing. Whatever your personal goal is, we can work on it together.
(929) 238-8483 View (929) 238-8483
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Isabel Terkuhle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and OCD. I provide versatile evidence-based care, including CBT, DBT, SMART Recovery for addiction, and ERT (Emotion Regulation Therapy), in which I received training from Columbia University and Mount Sinai Hospital.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and OCD. I provide versatile evidence-based care, including CBT, DBT, SMART Recovery for addiction, and ERT (Emotion Regulation Therapy), in which I received training from Columbia University and Mount Sinai Hospital.
(347) 269-3064 View (347) 269-3064
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Kristin Toffey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
I primarily provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP), though I also incorporate dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills in treatment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City working with adolescents, adults, and families. My areas of specialty include OCD and anxiety disorders, parenting support, and navigating life transitions with an approach that emphasizes the strengths and individual factors of each client. I offer individual and family therapy, diagnostic assessments, and consultation.
I primarily provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP), though I also incorporate dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills in treatment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City working with adolescents, adults, and families. My areas of specialty include OCD and anxiety disorders, parenting support, and navigating life transitions with an approach that emphasizes the strengths and individual factors of each client. I offer individual and family therapy, diagnostic assessments, and consultation.
(551) 261-7474 View (551) 261-7474
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Rivka Yaffe
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229
I'm an interactive and dynamic therapist striving to provide a compassionate space to explore your inner world. The goal is to develop insight while learning skills to effectively navigate challenges and reduce suffering. Utilizing a dialectical approach, (balancing both self-acceptance and desire to change), we journey together to build the life you want to live. Many of my clients have been through traumatic events and describe feeling stuck in cycles of self-destructive behaviors, thinking patterns, and relationships. Treatment is tailored to the individual client and what they want out of therapy.
I'm an interactive and dynamic therapist striving to provide a compassionate space to explore your inner world. The goal is to develop insight while learning skills to effectively navigate challenges and reduce suffering. Utilizing a dialectical approach, (balancing both self-acceptance and desire to change), we journey together to build the life you want to live. Many of my clients have been through traumatic events and describe feeling stuck in cycles of self-destructive behaviors, thinking patterns, and relationships. Treatment is tailored to the individual client and what they want out of therapy.
(347) 970-6281 View (347) 970-6281
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Keri Rusich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please reach out to inquire about waitlists and availability. Finding the right person to help you navigate through life’s challenges can feel overwhelming. Congratulations on making a major first step! Whether you are new to therapy or have worked with other providers in the past, you are the expert on your own life. I offer a safe, collaborative space to help you reach your goals. My approach incorporates years of practicing and studying methods of psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, post-traumatic growth, and behavior modification.
Please reach out to inquire about waitlists and availability. Finding the right person to help you navigate through life’s challenges can feel overwhelming. Congratulations on making a major first step! Whether you are new to therapy or have worked with other providers in the past, you are the expert on your own life. I offer a safe, collaborative space to help you reach your goals. My approach incorporates years of practicing and studying methods of psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, post-traumatic growth, and behavior modification.
(929) 357-2108 View (929) 357-2108
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Victoria Licandro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
As an individual and couples therapist, I draw upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and feminist theory.
I believe that embedded in each of us are the tools and knowledge for self-reflection, growth, and healing. I work with clients to develop the insight and skills necessary to manage anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, relationship struggles, and to resolve past traumas. I understand that everyone’s path forward is unique; therefore, I am dedicated to forming an authentic relationship with each of my clients and learning from them in the process. My goal is to actively engage with my clients—while putting them at ease and offering support—as they find their best path forward.
As an individual and couples therapist, I draw upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and feminist theory.
I believe that embedded in each of us are the tools and knowledge for self-reflection, growth, and healing. I work with clients to develop the insight and skills necessary to manage anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, relationship struggles, and to resolve past traumas. I understand that everyone’s path forward is unique; therefore, I am dedicated to forming an authentic relationship with each of my clients and learning from them in the process. My goal is to actively engage with my clients—while putting them at ease and offering support—as they find their best path forward.
(718) 395-5608 View (718) 395-5608
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Michelle Pyrka
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11209
My clinical approach is eclectic, but grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic therapy, as well as EMDR.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with a wide range of emotional issues, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety. I work to create a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe enough to look at and understand the actions and thoughts that are interfering with your own happiness. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is authentic and relatable, because therapy should be a place where you feel comfortable and understood. Sessions with me provide the comfort of conversation with an old friend & the results of working with a trained professional.
My clinical approach is eclectic, but grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic therapy, as well as EMDR.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with a wide range of emotional issues, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety. I work to create a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe enough to look at and understand the actions and thoughts that are interfering with your own happiness. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is authentic and relatable, because therapy should be a place where you feel comfortable and understood. Sessions with me provide the comfort of conversation with an old friend & the results of working with a trained professional.
(347) 236-3615 View (347) 236-3615
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Esther Raminfar
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11210
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies. I rely most heavily on evidence-based strategies used in an individualized way to meet the needs of each client. I use present-focused and solution-oriented approaches to maximize progress that will generalize to your life outside the therapy room. I utilize mindfulness techniques to reduce suffering and increase pleasure in daily life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies. I rely most heavily on evidence-based strategies used in an individualized way to meet the needs of each client. I use present-focused and solution-oriented approaches to maximize progress that will generalize to your life outside the therapy room. I utilize mindfulness techniques to reduce suffering and increase pleasure in daily life.
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Rachel Agin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I hold specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Group Psychotherapy, and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Theory in my clinical work.
There are times in life when we may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns that feel difficult to overcome. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, unhealthy coping strategies, low self-esteem, and those navigating life transitions. My approach to therapy emphasizes self-acceptance while working towards lasting change necessary for life fulfillment. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and work collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized approach to treatment that meets their specific needs.
I hold specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Group Psychotherapy, and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Theory in my clinical work.
There are times in life when we may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns that feel difficult to overcome. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, unhealthy coping strategies, low self-esteem, and those navigating life transitions. My approach to therapy emphasizes self-acceptance while working towards lasting change necessary for life fulfillment. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and work collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized approach to treatment that meets their specific needs.
(646) 828-1654 View (646) 828-1654
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N. Carrie Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Our modern world can be quite an overstimulating, overwhelming place where things are constantly in flux. I strive to create a safe, non judgmental space to help clients work at their own pace to process & explore their thoughts & feelings. I am a trauma informed, sex positive clinician with advanced training in CBT, DBT, play therapy, & maternal mental health. I am passionate about helping new moms adjusting to the demands, challenges, fear, and joy that accompanies parenthood and I am experienced in treating PMADs. Feel free to schedule a free 15 minute consult!
Our modern world can be quite an overstimulating, overwhelming place where things are constantly in flux. I strive to create a safe, non judgmental space to help clients work at their own pace to process & explore their thoughts & feelings. I am a trauma informed, sex positive clinician with advanced training in CBT, DBT, play therapy, & maternal mental health. I am passionate about helping new moms adjusting to the demands, challenges, fear, and joy that accompanies parenthood and I am experienced in treating PMADs. Feel free to schedule a free 15 minute consult!
(929) 201-2005 View (929) 201-2005
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Heather M Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11217
In addition to working with individuals, I have run DBT groups for adults and young adults, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Groups for the Prevention of Deprepression Relapse groups, Mindfulness groups for new mothers experiencing depression, and for artists struggling with their work.
Do you feel stuck in your life? I am an experienced psychotherapist adept at helping people resolve their difficulties and move on with a more fulfilling life. In a supportive environment and at your own pace, I will explore with you issues that are blocking your success. I will help you move forward--whether you need support after experiencing a trauma or loss, the confidence to change jobs, or insight into how to have healthier relationships--this is a forward moving process aimed at making your life more satisfying and productive.
In addition to working with individuals, I have run DBT groups for adults and young adults, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Groups for the Prevention of Deprepression Relapse groups, Mindfulness groups for new mothers experiencing depression, and for artists struggling with their work.
Do you feel stuck in your life? I am an experienced psychotherapist adept at helping people resolve their difficulties and move on with a more fulfilling life. In a supportive environment and at your own pace, I will explore with you issues that are blocking your success. I will help you move forward--whether you need support after experiencing a trauma or loss, the confidence to change jobs, or insight into how to have healthier relationships--this is a forward moving process aimed at making your life more satisfying and productive.
(917) 809-5532 View (917) 809-5532
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Sean Bedford
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach that emphasizes actual skills that we can use to become more effective in handling crises, regulating our emotions, and improving our relationships.
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
I specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach that emphasizes actual skills that we can use to become more effective in handling crises, regulating our emotions, and improving our relationships.
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
(347) 410-5092 View (347) 410-5092
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Dr. Lara DiCarlo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I practice relational psychodynamic therapy with the ability to include components of third-wave behavioral approaches (ACT, DBT, mindfulness).
I am Dr. Lara DiCarlo, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have prioritized working with marginalized communities over the past decade as a psychotherapist. People most often come to me for concerns with anxiety, chronic illness, depression, identity, life transitions, perinatal period, and relationships (attachment, family, peer, romantic, sexual). I primarily offer individual therapy for late teens and adults of all ages, with a specialization in working with young adults. My approach is warm, engaging, empowering, and collaborative. I also offer appointments for gender affirming letters and personality/psychopathology assessment.
I practice relational psychodynamic therapy with the ability to include components of third-wave behavioral approaches (ACT, DBT, mindfulness).
I am Dr. Lara DiCarlo, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have prioritized working with marginalized communities over the past decade as a psychotherapist. People most often come to me for concerns with anxiety, chronic illness, depression, identity, life transitions, perinatal period, and relationships (attachment, family, peer, romantic, sexual). I primarily offer individual therapy for late teens and adults of all ages, with a specialization in working with young adults. My approach is warm, engaging, empowering, and collaborative. I also offer appointments for gender affirming letters and personality/psychopathology assessment.
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Makeena Rivers
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11213  (Online Only)
I use a trauma-informed, empathic, eclectic approach engaging methods derived from Internal Family Systems, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness practices.
I am here to support you in your journey towards deepened self awareness and discovery. If you are looking to recognize and grow through challenging circumstances, uncomfortable emotions, or unfulfilled goals you have for yourself, I look to hold a soft honest space for the clients I work with to enrich this growth. Our emotional wellbeing deserves thorough attention and care. My clients unpack the complexity of anxiety, depression, familial issues, grief, life transitions, trauma, relational stress, racial injustice, and oppression. I also work with clients who aren’t sure what draws them to therapy but are looking to find out.
I use a trauma-informed, empathic, eclectic approach engaging methods derived from Internal Family Systems, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness practices.
I am here to support you in your journey towards deepened self awareness and discovery. If you are looking to recognize and grow through challenging circumstances, uncomfortable emotions, or unfulfilled goals you have for yourself, I look to hold a soft honest space for the clients I work with to enrich this growth. Our emotional wellbeing deserves thorough attention and care. My clients unpack the complexity of anxiety, depression, familial issues, grief, life transitions, trauma, relational stress, racial injustice, and oppression. I also work with clients who aren’t sure what draws them to therapy but are looking to find out.
(347) 609-4936 View (347) 609-4936
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Dana Parchi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I have an integral approach, combining interpersonal therapy, family systems, IFS, and DBT.
We can all get trapped in a way of thinking or relating to the world that does not serve our end goals. I work with clients to help them become aware of these patterns, understand their origin and utility, while at the same time fostering the freedom, perspective, and skills to break away from these patterns when needed. I view therapy as a co-investigative process, where you and I can look together, with neutrality, curiosity and compassion, at the forces that are shaping your emotional life, and see if there might be a different way of experiencing the world.
I have an integral approach, combining interpersonal therapy, family systems, IFS, and DBT.
We can all get trapped in a way of thinking or relating to the world that does not serve our end goals. I work with clients to help them become aware of these patterns, understand their origin and utility, while at the same time fostering the freedom, perspective, and skills to break away from these patterns when needed. I view therapy as a co-investigative process, where you and I can look together, with neutrality, curiosity and compassion, at the forces that are shaping your emotional life, and see if there might be a different way of experiencing the world.
(646) 846-2526 View (646) 846-2526
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Daniella Deutsch
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
I bring in aspects of CBT, CPT, ACT, and DBT, while also believing in the power of mindfulness practices.
It is incredibly brave to be here, right now, taking this next step in your journey. Wherever you are and however you feel, it is exactly where you are meant to be. Everyone deserves a safe space, a chance to expand their understanding of themselves, and their own timeline to heal - no matter what that looks like. In my work, I aim to create a warm, encouraging, and collaborative relationship with clients - where we can work together as a team. I believe in empowering my clients to expand upon their strengths, while also acting as a supportive figure in helping them to widen their perspectives on patterns of thoughts and behaviors.
I bring in aspects of CBT, CPT, ACT, and DBT, while also believing in the power of mindfulness practices.
It is incredibly brave to be here, right now, taking this next step in your journey. Wherever you are and however you feel, it is exactly where you are meant to be. Everyone deserves a safe space, a chance to expand their understanding of themselves, and their own timeline to heal - no matter what that looks like. In my work, I aim to create a warm, encouraging, and collaborative relationship with clients - where we can work together as a team. I believe in empowering my clients to expand upon their strengths, while also acting as a supportive figure in helping them to widen their perspectives on patterns of thoughts and behaviors.
(347) 836-6840 View (347) 836-6840
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Greene Clinic
PhD
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Greene Clinic is a collective of diverse practitioners. Our services include a range of psychotherapy approaches, psychiatry, art therapy. Greene Clinic's psychotherapists are trained variously in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy, as well as skills-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT). Our approaches help clients deepen their self-understanding, work through feeling stuck, and gain tools for making change. We welcome clients from underserved and marginalized communities, including sexual, religious, and ethnic minorities. We are LGBTQ & alt sex friendly. Our clients include couples, families, students, people in the arts, immigrants, and people struggling with or recovering from substance use, eating concerns, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.
Greene Clinic is a collective of diverse practitioners. Our services include a range of psychotherapy approaches, psychiatry, art therapy. Greene Clinic's psychotherapists are trained variously in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy, as well as skills-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT). Our approaches help clients deepen their self-understanding, work through feeling stuck, and gain tools for making change. We welcome clients from underserved and marginalized communities, including sexual, religious, and ethnic minorities. We are LGBTQ & alt sex friendly. Our clients include couples, families, students, people in the arts, immigrants, and people struggling with or recovering from substance use, eating concerns, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.
(646) 760-6104 View (646) 760-6104
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Claudia Gonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
My psychodynamic therapy approach uses skills derived from DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) with a special focus on mindfulness.
Greetings! I became a therapist (LCSW) after working as a musician. I work with teens and adults who deal with severe anxiety and depression, as well as symptoms of OCD and ADHD, and eating disorders (ED). I am versed in trauma-informed therapy and DBT methods. I work with adolescents and adults of any age, with specific training in working with LGBTQIA populations. My approach is mindful, curious, and respectful of your pace and your needs. I am an anti-racist, anti-homophobic person who cares deeply about these issues.
My psychodynamic therapy approach uses skills derived from DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) with a special focus on mindfulness.
Greetings! I became a therapist (LCSW) after working as a musician. I work with teens and adults who deal with severe anxiety and depression, as well as symptoms of OCD and ADHD, and eating disorders (ED). I am versed in trauma-informed therapy and DBT methods. I work with adolescents and adults of any age, with specific training in working with LGBTQIA populations. My approach is mindful, curious, and respectful of your pace and your needs. I am an anti-racist, anti-homophobic person who cares deeply about these issues.
(646) 699-3842 View (646) 699-3842

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.