Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in New York, NY

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Kristen Whelan
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10151  (Online Only)
My work combines a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and The Gottman Method.
I work with individuals ages 22-37 who are struggling with racing thoughts, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues, and life transitions. I also help those struggling with prior trauma and PTSD. I help clients disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope with their stressors, improve their self-esteem, and make life transitions. Our work will teach you new coping skills, change your ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others.
My work combines a variety of therapeutic modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and The Gottman Method.
I work with individuals ages 22-37 who are struggling with racing thoughts, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues, and life transitions. I also help those struggling with prior trauma and PTSD. I help clients disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope with their stressors, improve their self-esteem, and make life transitions. Our work will teach you new coping skills, change your ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others.
(332) 239-1468 View (332) 239-1468
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Alma Villegas-Schwalbenberg
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10168
Waitlist for new clients
Compassion, Competence and Commitment define my practice. Your mental health is important to me. I've been working with children, adolescents and families for over 15 years. Feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? Are you ready for change? I can help you using proven, effective therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I provide testing services such as: psycho-educational, neuropsychological, job fitness, parental fitness, and weight loss surgery evaluations. I also run social skills training, bereavement and anger management workshops for children and adults alike.
Compassion, Competence and Commitment define my practice. Your mental health is important to me. I've been working with children, adolescents and families for over 15 years. Feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? Are you ready for change? I can help you using proven, effective therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I provide testing services such as: psycho-educational, neuropsychological, job fitness, parental fitness, and weight loss surgery evaluations. I also run social skills training, bereavement and anger management workshops for children and adults alike.
(646) 762-5476 View (646) 762-5476
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At Home Psychedelic Therapy (Instant Insurance Verification)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MD, PhD, LCSW, PDOC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
Integrative & Immersive Psychotherapy approach utilizing Psychedelic, EMDR, Transpersonal, Existential, Humanistic, Trauma, Relational & Integrative Therapies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic & Intuitive Therapy, EFT, Energy Psychology, ACT, IFS, DBT, MCBT & Life Coaching.
Feya Health is a woman-owned, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy group practice, featured on MTV. Our Integrative approach helps clients address their self-destructive patterns by getting to the core and root of their issues. The result is a drastic reduction in the initial presenting symptoms over a short period of time. We offer a comprehensive, integrative & customizable approach to the Ketamine & Oxytocin Therapy Process and specialize in EMDR, PTSD, CPTSD, human optimization and Pharmaceutical Medication withdrawal.
Integrative & Immersive Psychotherapy approach utilizing Psychedelic, EMDR, Transpersonal, Existential, Humanistic, Trauma, Relational & Integrative Therapies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic & Intuitive Therapy, EFT, Energy Psychology, ACT, IFS, DBT, MCBT & Life Coaching.
Feya Health is a woman-owned, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy group practice, featured on MTV. Our Integrative approach helps clients address their self-destructive patterns by getting to the core and root of their issues. The result is a drastic reduction in the initial presenting symptoms over a short period of time. We offer a comprehensive, integrative & customizable approach to the Ketamine & Oxytocin Therapy Process and specialize in EMDR, PTSD, CPTSD, human optimization and Pharmaceutical Medication withdrawal.
(917) 789-1484 View (917) 789-1484
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Ernie O'Connell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10151  (Online Only)
My work combines therapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).
I work with individuals ages 22-38 who are struggling with racing thoughts, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and relationship issues. I help clients disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope with their stressors, improve their self-esteem, and make life transitions. Our work will teach you new coping skills, change your ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stagnant, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others. I also work with those seeking sex therapy and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My work combines therapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT).
I work with individuals ages 22-38 who are struggling with racing thoughts, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and relationship issues. I help clients disentangle their thoughts, learn to cope with their stressors, improve their self-esteem, and make life transitions. Our work will teach you new coping skills, change your ways of thinking and relating to others, and resolve any past traumatic experiences that might be leaving you feeling stagnant, overwhelmed, or less connected to yourself or others. I also work with those seeking sex therapy and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(646) 798-2463 View (646) 798-2463
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Judith Arlene Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I use a holistic approach (nutrition, psychodynamic, health, CBT, DBT, wellness, Buddhism) to help patients become more aware of how their thoughts and emotions lead to unwanted behaviors and help them develop tools to use in the moment to break the behavioral pattern.
I have a unique, interdisciplinary background as a seasoned and compassionate holistic psychotherapist (individual, couples, family), divorce/family mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach. I view and treat patients as whole people, integrating Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, wellness, and Buddhist principles into a tailored holistic approach. Together, these approaches help patients understand and change how their thoughts and emotions impact their behavior. As a mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach, I am committed to helping people avoid court and resolve their differences sensibly and compassionately. I am passionate about minimizing the negative effects of divorce and separation by fostering effective coparenting.
I use a holistic approach (nutrition, psychodynamic, health, CBT, DBT, wellness, Buddhism) to help patients become more aware of how their thoughts and emotions lead to unwanted behaviors and help them develop tools to use in the moment to break the behavioral pattern.
I have a unique, interdisciplinary background as a seasoned and compassionate holistic psychotherapist (individual, couples, family), divorce/family mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach. I view and treat patients as whole people, integrating Psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, wellness, and Buddhist principles into a tailored holistic approach. Together, these approaches help patients understand and change how their thoughts and emotions impact their behavior. As a mediator, child specialist, and divorce coach, I am committed to helping people avoid court and resolve their differences sensibly and compassionately. I am passionate about minimizing the negative effects of divorce and separation by fostering effective coparenting.
(646) 770-2992 View (646) 770-2992
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Katharine Blodget
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005
My work is informed by extensive experience in evidence-based practices, dialectical behavioral (DBT) and cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapies. I have 20+ years working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents and children in both clinical and educational settings, most recently at New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College Student Mental Health. In addition to receiving certifications with Behavioral Tech and the Beck Institute, I trained at The Ackerman Institute for the family.
My work is informed by extensive experience in evidence-based practices, dialectical behavioral (DBT) and cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapies. I have 20+ years working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents and children in both clinical and educational settings, most recently at New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College Student Mental Health. In addition to receiving certifications with Behavioral Tech and the Beck Institute, I trained at The Ackerman Institute for the family.
(646) 832-4651 View (646) 832-4651
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Kiriean Skeete-George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I will use techniques from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic to process and make change.
With my experience working with adults, I understand that any challenges you face deserve the space for someone who can listen and support you. Do you feel lost or without purpose? Are you having relationship issues with your partner? Is your goal to better understand and accept yourself in this new identity? My intention is to understand your perspective and help you enhance your own day-to-day happiness and overall stability.
I will use techniques from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic to process and make change.
With my experience working with adults, I understand that any challenges you face deserve the space for someone who can listen and support you. Do you feel lost or without purpose? Are you having relationship issues with your partner? Is your goal to better understand and accept yourself in this new identity? My intention is to understand your perspective and help you enhance your own day-to-day happiness and overall stability.
(347) 434-2069 View (347) 434-2069
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Eva K Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MHC, NCC, NBCC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I integrate EFT, NARM, DBT, & Polyvagal theory to help couples & adults build secure emotional bonds & overcome the lingering effects of childhood trauma.
I specialize in working with couples & adults who have experienced the deep pain of complex PTSD & the profound impact it has had on their emotional well-being & relationships. If you have a strong desire to feel more connected with yourself & your partner but feel held back by the trauma you've experienced, or maybe struggling with patterns of self-sabotage, difficulty trusting others, or feeling stuck in your past experiences, I am here to help. My goal is to empower you to break free from the shackles of your trauma, heal & develop the skills to create a safe fulfilling, meaningful life. My approach is integrative & comprehensive
I integrate EFT, NARM, DBT, & Polyvagal theory to help couples & adults build secure emotional bonds & overcome the lingering effects of childhood trauma.
I specialize in working with couples & adults who have experienced the deep pain of complex PTSD & the profound impact it has had on their emotional well-being & relationships. If you have a strong desire to feel more connected with yourself & your partner but feel held back by the trauma you've experienced, or maybe struggling with patterns of self-sabotage, difficulty trusting others, or feeling stuck in your past experiences, I am here to help. My goal is to empower you to break free from the shackles of your trauma, heal & develop the skills to create a safe fulfilling, meaningful life. My approach is integrative & comprehensive
(646) 798-9493 View (646) 798-9493
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Melissa Gerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
My therapy orientation is grounded in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders - "gold standard" treatments that include CBT-E (specifically for eating disorders), DBT (adaptation for ED) and Family-Based Treatment (for teens).
Living with an eating disorder is about yearning to eat without burden, longing to look in the mirror without disgust, wishing to engage in life without the constant battle in your mind. A life of peace and acceptance feels impossible and the more you try to regain control, the more locked in you become. Peace is within reach. Recovery is possible. It’s just may be too hard to do it on your own. There are proven treatments that have been enhanced over decades, designed specifically to conquer eating disorders.
My therapy orientation is grounded in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders - "gold standard" treatments that include CBT-E (specifically for eating disorders), DBT (adaptation for ED) and Family-Based Treatment (for teens).
Living with an eating disorder is about yearning to eat without burden, longing to look in the mirror without disgust, wishing to engage in life without the constant battle in your mind. A life of peace and acceptance feels impossible and the more you try to regain control, the more locked in you become. Peace is within reach. Recovery is possible. It’s just may be too hard to do it on your own. There are proven treatments that have been enhanced over decades, designed specifically to conquer eating disorders.
(646) 362-4971 View (646) 362-4971
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Ariella Grosse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
With a background in and a strong commitment to evidence-based treatment, I blend skills-based work, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral therapy to create a customized treatment plan based on your goals to help you build the life and relationships you love and deserve.
Life is full of transitions that are tough to navigate when you're feeling anxious or uncertain about yourself. I specialize in working with young adults and professionals to face their unique life challenges with confidence. While you may lack control over many of your circumstances, issues, and daily stressors, together, we will equip you with the skills you need to manage them. No problem or concern is too insignificant — I’m ready to meet you where you are with acceptance and empathy.
With a background in and a strong commitment to evidence-based treatment, I blend skills-based work, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral therapy to create a customized treatment plan based on your goals to help you build the life and relationships you love and deserve.
Life is full of transitions that are tough to navigate when you're feeling anxious or uncertain about yourself. I specialize in working with young adults and professionals to face their unique life challenges with confidence. While you may lack control over many of your circumstances, issues, and daily stressors, together, we will equip you with the skills you need to manage them. No problem or concern is too insignificant — I’m ready to meet you where you are with acceptance and empathy.
(646) 759-1233 View (646) 759-1233
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Natalia Porter
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Her experience in a variety of settings with adults, adolescents, and children, and extensive trainings including Advanced Mindfulness and DBT, further confirms her belief that therapeutic work holds the potential to be transformative.
Natalia Porter is a New York State licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, with twenty years of experience providing services to diverse populations in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Ms. Porter provides a warm and safe environment to foster the collaborative work that is essential in assisting individuals to achieve their personal goals.
Her experience in a variety of settings with adults, adolescents, and children, and extensive trainings including Advanced Mindfulness and DBT, further confirms her belief that therapeutic work holds the potential to be transformative.
Natalia Porter is a New York State licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, with twenty years of experience providing services to diverse populations in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Ms. Porter provides a warm and safe environment to foster the collaborative work that is essential in assisting individuals to achieve their personal goals.
(917) 525-4931 View (917) 525-4931
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Jessyka Young
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I also employ applications of DBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy.
The foundation for health and happiness lies in self-esteem. I believe that healing comes from within, and quality of life improves as we learn how to care for and care about ourselves. All of the tools we need to ground, grow, and flourish are ones we already possess. I hope to be a guide & support in the process of discovering & strengthening your ability to be your best self. Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, emotion dysregulation, & other co-occurring disorders, I believe that everyone has the potential to heal from past wounds & face present and future stresses.
I also employ applications of DBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy.
The foundation for health and happiness lies in self-esteem. I believe that healing comes from within, and quality of life improves as we learn how to care for and care about ourselves. All of the tools we need to ground, grow, and flourish are ones we already possess. I hope to be a guide & support in the process of discovering & strengthening your ability to be your best self. Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, emotion dysregulation, & other co-occurring disorders, I believe that everyone has the potential to heal from past wounds & face present and future stresses.
(631) 994-1107 View (631) 994-1107
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Stella Fischl
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed & Board-Certified Creative Arts Therapist with related training in DBT and stress reduction.
Therapy is about accepting who you are, while also exploring the ways you can grow. I’m here to assist you in processing conflicts and experiences, and working on ways to help you cope and move forward. I use art therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to support introspection and healing. Art therapy can help you access and harness your strengths for healthy change, but you get to decide how much art making you want to integrate. If you haven’t made art since second grade - no worries! No artistic experience is necessary to benefit.
I am a Licensed & Board-Certified Creative Arts Therapist with related training in DBT and stress reduction.
Therapy is about accepting who you are, while also exploring the ways you can grow. I’m here to assist you in processing conflicts and experiences, and working on ways to help you cope and move forward. I use art therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to support introspection and healing. Art therapy can help you access and harness your strengths for healthy change, but you get to decide how much art making you want to integrate. If you haven’t made art since second grade - no worries! No artistic experience is necessary to benefit.
(844) 824-0469 View (844) 824-0469
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Monique Zellars
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I am skilled in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, behavioral dysregulation, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies from The University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. Before joining Rivia, I worked in private practice, university settings and intensive outpatient programs. I use a nonjudgmental approach to helping you assess behaviors and develop goals for your life. By coupling building tangible skills with introspection, I help you develop a complete view of your diagnosis without being stifled by ineffective shame or guilt.
I am skilled in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, behavioral dysregulation, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies from The University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work from Tulane University. Before joining Rivia, I worked in private practice, university settings and intensive outpatient programs. I use a nonjudgmental approach to helping you assess behaviors and develop goals for your life. By coupling building tangible skills with introspection, I help you develop a complete view of your diagnosis without being stifled by ineffective shame or guilt.
(646) 430-8695 View (646) 430-8695
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Erica K Rosenthal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
As a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City with many years of clinical training and experience, I conduct psychotherapy with adults and adolescents who are looking to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. I work from a psychodynamic foundation and utilize CBT and DBT techniques to target symptoms and improve overall well-being.
As a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City with many years of clinical training and experience, I conduct psychotherapy with adults and adolescents who are looking to make significant and lasting changes in their lives. I work from a psychodynamic foundation and utilize CBT and DBT techniques to target symptoms and improve overall well-being.
(347) 482-0745 View (347) 482-0745
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Yumnah S Saad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QMHP, SIFI
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
I incorporate the following treatment modalities in my sessions: DBT, MI, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, & Chairwork Therapy.
Specializing in trauma-informed care that is person-centered and strengths-focused, I believe in taking a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to ensure you feel seen, heard, & most importantly, validated. As a BIPOC clinician, I specialize in helping you navigate cultural and spiritual-related internal conflicts as well as various adversities and life transitions. I also have extensive experience treating substance use disorders seen through a harm reduction-focused lens.
I incorporate the following treatment modalities in my sessions: DBT, MI, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, & Chairwork Therapy.
Specializing in trauma-informed care that is person-centered and strengths-focused, I believe in taking a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to ensure you feel seen, heard, & most importantly, validated. As a BIPOC clinician, I specialize in helping you navigate cultural and spiritual-related internal conflicts as well as various adversities and life transitions. I also have extensive experience treating substance use disorders seen through a harm reduction-focused lens.
(347) 751-6615 View (347) 751-6615
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Lana Krichmar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
(718) 255-9448 View (718) 255-9448
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Lindsay McGarril
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
I provide CBT, DBT, EMDR, psychodynamic work and tangible actions or insight for clients to utilize inside and outside of sessions to ensure they get the most out of our work together.
I invite clients struggling with an array of issues from anxiety, codependency, addiction, and eating disorders to work with me. I am usually the best fit for people who are motivated and looking to make difficult changes in their life that they have struggled with managing on their own and need more support with. My goal is to help you shrink the gap between where you are and where you want to be. I gently challenge limiting beliefs, whether it is perfectionism or "not enoughness" that usually hold people back from being their most authentic/compassionate selves. My approach is softly assertive and active with clients!
I provide CBT, DBT, EMDR, psychodynamic work and tangible actions or insight for clients to utilize inside and outside of sessions to ensure they get the most out of our work together.
I invite clients struggling with an array of issues from anxiety, codependency, addiction, and eating disorders to work with me. I am usually the best fit for people who are motivated and looking to make difficult changes in their life that they have struggled with managing on their own and need more support with. My goal is to help you shrink the gap between where you are and where you want to be. I gently challenge limiting beliefs, whether it is perfectionism or "not enoughness" that usually hold people back from being their most authentic/compassionate selves. My approach is softly assertive and active with clients!
(845) 205-7670 View (845) 205-7670
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Healthy Minds NYC | April Grigsby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
I collaborate with my clients using my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE. Experiencing anxiety or depression due to recent events? Are you ready to experience breakthrough in your mental health? I would be privileged to help you translate insight into a manageable and actionable plan. I specialize in caring for individuals and couples who want to address anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, work stress, spirituality, grief and more. As your therapist, I will be an empathetic listener helping you build on your strengths to change your circumstances and solve the problems keeping you from greater health.
I collaborate with my clients using my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE. Experiencing anxiety or depression due to recent events? Are you ready to experience breakthrough in your mental health? I would be privileged to help you translate insight into a manageable and actionable plan. I specialize in caring for individuals and couples who want to address anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, work stress, spirituality, grief and more. As your therapist, I will be an empathetic listener helping you build on your strengths to change your circumstances and solve the problems keeping you from greater health.
(516) 701-2281 View (516) 701-2281
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Alison Bellevue
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I am the Founder and Director of Dr. Alison Bellevue Psychology PLLC, a small group private practice serving New York City and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients across the lifespan. My goal as a therapist is to create a trusted and collaborative relationship in which I am able to most effectively teach you skills to manage your emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviors.
I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I am the Founder and Director of Dr. Alison Bellevue Psychology PLLC, a small group private practice serving New York City and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to clients across the lifespan. My goal as a therapist is to create a trusted and collaborative relationship in which I am able to most effectively teach you skills to manage your emotional distress and reduce problematic behaviors.
(646) 791-3853 View (646) 791-3853
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.