Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in West Chester, PA

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Sarah DiSanto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I use CBT, DBT , relational, and mindfulness techniques, encouraging clients to focus on nonjudgment and non reactivity to thoughts and feelings, self acceptance.
My approach to therapy is focused on providing the tools and coping skills needed to manage struggles, build self awareness and enhance insight into the root cause of your internal discomfort. Building insight may involve discussing core beliefs that developed during childhood or within relational experiences and exploring how these impact your current thought patterns and behaviors. I specialize in treating women with perinatal disorders, infertility and relationship issues. I often work with individuals to enhance assertiveness, empowerment, and confidence
 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Keli Laverty
BC-DMT, LPC
I combine a relational-cultural framework with practical Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy skills when working with clients.
We all move from our first breath and this power can be harnessed to create meaningful experiences towards healing. If you are looking for a therapy experience that goes beyond talking and helps you connect to your whole self, Dance/movement therapy could be for you!! If you have tried traditional "talk" therapy and it has not produced the changes you are wanting, a Dance/Movement therapy session will help you make shifts in session (literally!) that you can apply in your everyday life. If you or your child or teen does not like to "talk" about your feelings, DMT is a solution! At my core, I see movement as our path to wellness. Movement connects us to our physiology and psychology to really affect change- we cannot just think our way to change, we need to move it! I use the body, which is never in the past or future, as a tool to help clients become aware of your own physical and emotional states in the present. I strive to connect my clients to your bodies and from there we practice techniques to empower you to embrace living in your bodies and connecting to your whole self.
(484) 812-3044 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Tori DiPinto
Counselor, MS , NCC
Verified
I often use techniques and interventions from CBT, DBT , and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Hi there! I am a therapist with Momentum Counseling and Coaching in West Chester, PA. I am passionate about helping clients work through difficult times in their lives, while simultaneously developing insight and coping skills that work specifically for them. Also, I am a body positive therapist who is devoted to helping clients improve their relationship with themselves and their bodies. I am hoping I can help you live a fulfilling life according to your values!
(484) 209-5170 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Emily Jubeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
I have additional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, DBT , and Family Systems Theories.
Welcome. I am a counselor who specializes in working with women, young adults, and couples who are going through life transitions, life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and times of change. I help clients cultivate equanimity, ease, and acceptance of life’s circumstances through mindfulness practices and individual and couples counseling. I work with clients to create space, build mindfulness, and find balance amidst life's many changes.
(610) 268-9652 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Kelsey Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
The modalities I use include acceptance commitment therapy, relational therapy, CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques.
Hi! I'm Kelsey, a licensed social worker who believes that transformation occurs when we feel safe to be our authentic self without the fear of judgement. My approach is warm and comfortable and I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with my clients, built on trust and understanding. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults (20's and 30's) with anxiety, stress management, identity building, & perinatal/postpartum support/parenthood. We live in a world of constant comparison (thanks social media!) and I'm devoted to holding a warm space while you uncover what makes you you, and help you build resilience.
(484) 702-6066 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Janette Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified
I practice client-centered therapy for couples, families and individuals using DBT ( Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills training & coaching.
Life can be challenging, and often we can find ourselves at a point where we wonder how to go on. We get stuck, feel overwhelmed and discouraged and wonder what the next step is. No matter what your experience is at this time, if you feel like you can benefit from having a therapist collaborate with you to research stuck patterns and personal problems and create options for recovery and self-improvement, then consider contacting me.
(240) 770-0046 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Not accepting new clients
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Jamie Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
My approach is dynamic and unique and can include elements of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ).
As a counselor to children and adolescents, it is my goal to create a safe and comfortable place for individuals to heal and grow from overwhelming or traumatic life experiences. Sometimes these experiences can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, grief, or anxiety. We can often feel stuck in the cycles of anxiety and depression or simply overwhelmed by day-to-day tasks. Through our time together, I hope to foster self-compassion, resilience, and confidence to continue on a healing path.
(484) 261-1123 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Megan Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Do you feel stuck and want to move forward into a life you love? I will help you on your journey to increase your self-understanding, learn new skills, and heal from past hurts. I specialize in trauma and use advanced techniques such as EMDR to help you process through your trauma and past hurts so that they stop negatively affecting you. If your thoughts or emotions are holding you back, I can teach you CBT and DBT skills to better manage them and help you regain control to lead you to a happier life.
(484) 282-1822 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Dowling, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MFT
Verified
I want to help you claim your best life! Helping people change has been my life's work for over 20 years. I utilize the best practices that help my clients live the life they want....not to avoid the struggle but to embrace it and triumph. While I have studied various forms of therapy..CBT, DBT , Family systems, etc., what I find most fascinating is the ongoing triumph of the human spirit over adversity. I would love to help you utilize the resources you have to successfully meet your life's challenges. "How can I be Helpful?"
(610) 643-4893 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jessica Gilpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize components of CBT, DBT (160 hours training under Dr.
I understand that talking to someone you don't know about personal issues is difficult, so I do my best to create a safe and relaxed environment. I primarily work with individuals coping with anxiety issues, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar d/o, those on the autism spectrum, self-worth and relationship issues. I have a personal interest in working with veterans, college students and individuals struggling with LGBT+ issues. I'm a pretty authentic, honest person, and I like to find and highlight your strengths, especially when you struggle with that.
(610) 839-8112 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Michele Pole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In addition, I am trained in CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based treatments which can be helpful with a range of emotional and psychological issues.
Congratulations, you've take the first step toward healing which is often the most difficult! I'm glad you are seeking help and support for yourself. In my years of practice, I have witnessed the range of emotional struggle of individuals and I have been honored to walk through these struggles with my clients helping them create a life worth living.
(484) 310-6275 
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West Chester, PA 19383
Offers online therapy
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Andrea Morganstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Working from a strengths-based perspective, some of my special skills are: CBT, CBT-I & (some) DBT , communication strategies, and "Social Thinking.
(Not accepting new clients.) People come to me because they are struggling and feel stuck. I specialize in working with adults and children/families who are challenged by anxiety, ADHD, or "Asperger's" but have experience with many different issues. My approach involves providing information about how the brain works, how to use it as your ally instead of an enemy, and how to find strength in the very things that challenge you. (ex: There are so many wonderful things about having ADHD!) I do this in the context of interpersonal relationships where we talk about things like identity and communication/conflict resolution skills.
(610) 314-0799 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Not accepting new clients
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Kathryn Rauch-Lynam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I utilize an individualized blend of interventions that include: Cognitive behavioral therapy to adjust problematic thought patterns; Dialectical behavior therapy to moderate emotional response and increase distress tolerance; Mindfulness based stress reduction fostering "staying in the present moment without judgment" and EMDR (eye movement desensitization .
Life is too short to be living a life that 'does not work'. Family of origin patterns often interfere with successful relationships; using Imago therapy we can uncover and heal emotional patterns that prevent marriages from thriving. The stresses of life can be overwhelming especially if one is not in a good relationship with oneself - are you your own best friend? Sometimes anxiety or depression or anger get in the way of a satisfactory life; it doesn't have to be that way and I can help you change what needs to be changed.
(484) 443-2918 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Tova Strauss
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
I practice using aspects from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
As someone who has been on both sides of the therapy chair, I understand how vulnerable therapy can make you feel and how intimidating it can be. My focus is on creating a therapeutic relationship to allow for authenticity and empathy. I believe that by gaining insight and learning about the relationships we hold with ourselves and those we interact with, we gain a sense of understanding, confidence and security.
(215) 631-3699 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
Theresa Souza
PhD
I am trained in trauma focused therapies, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and DBT .
My primary focus is clients with intense levels of depression, anxiety, and mood issues. I run an intensive outpatient group for individuals who were recently inpatient for suicidal thoughts or attempts, or people struggling and trying to improve their life before things become so bad that they need to go to a hospital. I also see clients individually for trauma therapy. I am a certified traumatic brain injury therapist, and have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from post-concussive issues.
(610) 644-6464 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Jena Kobeski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I treat both individuals and couples. My treatment approach is a blend of DBT , CBT, and ACT. My therapeutic style is caring, effective, and practical. Clients describe me as sensitive, warm, and encouraging and I truly love what I do. Life can be extremely stressful and difficult to navigate at times. Reaching out for help is one of the hardest and bravest things to do. I pride myself in taking the time to understand the nature of someone's struggles and making sure his/her goals are addressed.
(610) 947-4348 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
Forward Focus Therapy, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified
What if you could manage your stress, frustration & anxiety differently? How would this affect your relationships? Would you feel more satisfaction? Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT skills, & other therapeutic interventions we will work toward achieving your goals.
WEEKEND & EVENING online therapy openings. You are feeling, tired, isolated, & overwhelmed. You have lost your passion & drive. You want to find a better way to manage your life. You do not need to do it alone. Together, we will focus on the present, using practical, effective strategies you can use daily to help you achieve a work/life balance & well being. The individuals I work with are comfortable with technology, have a sense of humor, & are motivated to change. They value an online experience & enjoy the benefits of an experienced psychologist, while being in a comfortable location, at a convenient time.
(484) 874-7120 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Todd Shirley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
My therapy utilizes elements of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT).
It can be all consuming and quite scary to watch an adolescent you love and care for struggle. Waiting lists are long, situations are urgent, and help can be hard to find. Compassionate and successful therapeautic care for you or your struggling teen is available through the counseling services I offer. If you or someone you know is struggling with issues like academic struggles, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, self injury, sexual orientation, gender identity, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation reach out to set up an appointment or brief introductory virtual meeting. Weekend and evening appointment times are available.
(610) 557-8332 
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West Chester, PA 19380
Offers online therapy
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Deborah Lin Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I utilize evidence based practices such as CBT, DBT , and Mindfulness, so that clients learn effective coping skills to manage negative thoughts, distressing emotions, and maladaptive behaviors.
I work with teens and adults, who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety. I seek to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, space where clients can grow in confidence and discover their value and voice, develop effective coping skills and helpful mindsets to live a meaningful and healthy life.
(610) 439-9237 
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West Chester, PA 19382
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Janine Winner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence based practices, such as, Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ) to treat a variety of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and various mood related issues.
Has depression or anxiety created barriers in your life? As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I work collaboratively with clients to provide empirically based treatment to improve coping, increase self-awareness, and alleviate symptoms so life can feel more manageable and enjoyable. I believe therapy is not a one size fits all service and for this reason I work closely with individuals to develop their own individualized treatment plans tailored to their specific goals for treatment. I have experience working with individuals across the life span including adolescents, teens, and adults.
(484) 870-9110 
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Dialectical Behavior (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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