Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Dr. Alexandra Thompson-Norman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38134  (Online Only)
My approach blends Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to create an individualized treatment model.
Welcome! and congratulations on taking the first step toward your healing journey. As your psychotherapist, I will employ a collaborative approach to therapy that is grounded in authenticity, directness, and compassion and work intently at understanding your specific goals and needs. In a safe and supportive space, I approach all difficulties systemically and work to shift both individuals and thought patterns to provide comprehensive, long-lasting results. Trained in an integrative model, I understand that one size does not fit all and can tailor therapeutic treatment to fit each client’s unique strengths and challenges.
My approach blends Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to create an individualized treatment model.
Welcome! and congratulations on taking the first step toward your healing journey. As your psychotherapist, I will employ a collaborative approach to therapy that is grounded in authenticity, directness, and compassion and work intently at understanding your specific goals and needs. In a safe and supportive space, I approach all difficulties systemically and work to shift both individuals and thought patterns to provide comprehensive, long-lasting results. Trained in an integrative model, I understand that one size does not fit all and can tailor therapeutic treatment to fit each client’s unique strengths and challenges.
(901) 245-5226 View (901) 245-5226
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Jenny Henszey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of all of my clients including therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and received my certification in Animal Assisted Therapy.
Living in today’s world can often feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Children, adolescents, and adults are facing challenges they have never faced before which can be stressful. My desire as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can come, be heard, and together work through those challenges. Whether your life has been impacted by trauma, mental illness, or situational stressors, we can work together to help you live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of all of my clients including therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and received my certification in Animal Assisted Therapy.
Living in today’s world can often feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Children, adolescents, and adults are facing challenges they have never faced before which can be stressful. My desire as a therapist is to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can come, be heard, and together work through those challenges. Whether your life has been impacted by trauma, mental illness, or situational stressors, we can work together to help you live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
(901) 468-3823 View (901) 468-3823
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Fredrick Gillam Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I utilize evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma Therapy (EMDR).
Challenges are a part of life. When challenges cause grief, trauma, excessive stress, sadness, anxiety, and or unmanaged anger, counseling can be an affective tool to help get you through it. If you are looking to improve your mood, build self esteem, strenghthen relationship(s), or work through problems in school or at work, Aesthetic Life Counseling Services is the resource for you.
I utilize evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma Therapy (EMDR).
Challenges are a part of life. When challenges cause grief, trauma, excessive stress, sadness, anxiety, and or unmanaged anger, counseling can be an affective tool to help get you through it. If you are looking to improve your mood, build self esteem, strenghthen relationship(s), or work through problems in school or at work, Aesthetic Life Counseling Services is the resource for you.
(901) 877-2469 View (901) 877-2469
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Katherine Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
In sessions, we can use integrated therapeutic modalities of narrative therapy, somatic experiential techniques, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment theory and inner child work.
Hi there! I am a counselor who works with clients ages 13+ and am skilled in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, self-esteem, anger management, and transition issues. I also have specialized training and experience working with older adults with dementia and other cognitive and age-related changes. Additionally, I see teenagers and adults of all ages who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am well-versed in helping clients who are questioning their identities, beginning the coming-out process, and/or transitioning. I am included as a recommended specialist for transgender mental health in the local OUTMemphis Resource Guide.
In sessions, we can use integrated therapeutic modalities of narrative therapy, somatic experiential techniques, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment theory and inner child work.
Hi there! I am a counselor who works with clients ages 13+ and am skilled in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, self-esteem, anger management, and transition issues. I also have specialized training and experience working with older adults with dementia and other cognitive and age-related changes. Additionally, I see teenagers and adults of all ages who identify as LGBTQIA+ and am well-versed in helping clients who are questioning their identities, beginning the coming-out process, and/or transitioning. I am included as a recommended specialist for transgender mental health in the local OUTMemphis Resource Guide.
(901) 668-7624 View (901) 668-7624
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Glen Matthew Stamps Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I have additional trainings in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Searching for someone to help when we are struggling can be difficult and uncomfortable. I want to make that process a little bit easier by employing a non-judgmental approach to meet someone where they are. My name is Matt Stamps, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider. I believe in an empathic approach to therapy in which I work with my clients as partners to heal and recover from mental health issues. I utilize evidence-based approaches to assist clients in developing coping skills and new perspectives to improve day-to-day life.
I have additional trainings in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Searching for someone to help when we are struggling can be difficult and uncomfortable. I want to make that process a little bit easier by employing a non-judgmental approach to meet someone where they are. My name is Matt Stamps, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider. I believe in an empathic approach to therapy in which I work with my clients as partners to heal and recover from mental health issues. I utilize evidence-based approaches to assist clients in developing coping skills and new perspectives to improve day-to-day life.
(901) 244-5731 View (901) 244-5731
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Taylor LaPorte
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I weave together DBT skills to help ground you, IFS and parts work to explore your inner world, and somatic healing to release any energies held within the body.
Over the past 3 years, I have dedicated myself to those dealing with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. With almost 2 decades of personal recovery, I understand how the eating disorder can affect your ability to move forward in life, especially when there are coinciding disorders. The realization that you may need help takes a certain amount of courage and I’m here to walk along side you on that journey to recovery so you can fulfill your dreams. It will be hard, uncomfortable, and sometimes won’t seem worth it, but I assure you, there is more to life and you have the capability to heal.
I weave together DBT skills to help ground you, IFS and parts work to explore your inner world, and somatic healing to release any energies held within the body.
Over the past 3 years, I have dedicated myself to those dealing with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. With almost 2 decades of personal recovery, I understand how the eating disorder can affect your ability to move forward in life, especially when there are coinciding disorders. The realization that you may need help takes a certain amount of courage and I’m here to walk along side you on that journey to recovery so you can fulfill your dreams. It will be hard, uncomfortable, and sometimes won’t seem worth it, but I assure you, there is more to life and you have the capability to heal.
(901) 563-3243 View (901) 563-3243
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Clare Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
I utilize neuro linguistic programing/CBT/DBT, internal family systems (IFS) and somatic practices for integration.
My ideal client has already begun their awakening journey, understands the importance of setting boundaries, and is looking for help in setting them. I want to work with clients who are available for working and changing their thoughts. Clients who recognize that they project their own reality via their thoughts and feelings are my ideal. If you are ready to bring back the lost parts of yourself, are open minded, tired of being judgmental of self and others, and are ready to get down to work...we are probably a fit.
I utilize neuro linguistic programing/CBT/DBT, internal family systems (IFS) and somatic practices for integration.
My ideal client has already begun their awakening journey, understands the importance of setting boundaries, and is looking for help in setting them. I want to work with clients who are available for working and changing their thoughts. Clients who recognize that they project their own reality via their thoughts and feelings are my ideal. If you are ready to bring back the lost parts of yourself, are open minded, tired of being judgmental of self and others, and are ready to get down to work...we are probably a fit.
(901) 657-4055 View (901) 657-4055
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Nina Rovner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I have significant experience in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Problem Solving, and Motivational Interviewing.
"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for." Oscar Wilde. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe, empathic, and respectful environment for clients, regardless of their sex, age, race, culture, background, religious beliefs, or disability, in which we collaboratively develop and work towards your productive goals.
I have significant experience in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Problem Solving, and Motivational Interviewing.
"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for." Oscar Wilde. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe, empathic, and respectful environment for clients, regardless of their sex, age, race, culture, background, religious beliefs, or disability, in which we collaboratively develop and work towards your productive goals.
(901) 531-9664 View (901) 531-9664
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Becoming More Counseling, Coaching, & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage & family; & am certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage & family; & am certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
(901) 499-3505 View (901) 499-3505
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Dominique Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
With all the challenges that we are facing in our world today, mental health is more important now than ever. Too often, people are riddled with anxiety, grief, and past traumas that prevent them from becoming their best selves. There are some who even feel like they have lost touch with their inner authentic selves, and have trouble being dedicated to their faith while seeking help. My goal is to help those that are in need of finding the balance needed to create a life worth living. Together, we can overcome anxiety, grief and much more, by taking care of both your mental and spiritual health.
I have experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
With all the challenges that we are facing in our world today, mental health is more important now than ever. Too often, people are riddled with anxiety, grief, and past traumas that prevent them from becoming their best selves. There are some who even feel like they have lost touch with their inner authentic selves, and have trouble being dedicated to their faith while seeking help. My goal is to help those that are in need of finding the balance needed to create a life worth living. Together, we can overcome anxiety, grief and much more, by taking care of both your mental and spiritual health.
(901) 479-0306 View (901) 479-0306
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Christopher S Vickers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
My theoretical background has been influenced by techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Bowen Family Systems Theory, and the French Psychoanalytic tradition.
My hope is to create a relationship between the therapist and the individual that fosters positive and lasting change. To that end, I work patiently to ensure a sense of trust and safety. In addition, I feel I work well with individuals who go to therapy to be challenged, to be "unstuck." In these cases, I can be supportive while also being firm and direct. My approach is sensitive to the individual's life circumstance, their personality, and their comfort level with the therapeutic process.
My theoretical background has been influenced by techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Bowen Family Systems Theory, and the French Psychoanalytic tradition.
My hope is to create a relationship between the therapist and the individual that fosters positive and lasting change. To that end, I work patiently to ensure a sense of trust and safety. In addition, I feel I work well with individuals who go to therapy to be challenged, to be "unstuck." In these cases, I can be supportive while also being firm and direct. My approach is sensitive to the individual's life circumstance, their personality, and their comfort level with the therapeutic process.
(901) 214-5877 View (901) 214-5877
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Virginia Rantzow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP , NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
My counseling approach is influenced by IFS, Person-Centered therapy, and DBT.
I take it as a great honor to work with those who are taking steps towards improving their mental health. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tired, and like your resources are not working for you as they should, I welcome you to reach out! I am excited to support you in your work.
My counseling approach is influenced by IFS, Person-Centered therapy, and DBT.
I take it as a great honor to work with those who are taking steps towards improving their mental health. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tired, and like your resources are not working for you as they should, I welcome you to reach out! I am excited to support you in your work.
(901) 716-8127 View (901) 716-8127
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Kelsey Fields Caprio
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I utilize aspects of SFT, CBT, and DBT to help you reach your therapeutic goals.
Brené Brown once said, "Let go of who you think you're supposed to be. Embrace who you are." I would love to walk with you on this journey of embracing who you are as an individual, and who you want to become. Healing is never easy, but you will never have to do it alone. I have a huge passion for seeing people heal and grow into the person they didn’t feel they could become. I strive to create a safe space for anyone who takes the courageous step to share their story with me, as I know this is not an easy ask from anyone.
I utilize aspects of SFT, CBT, and DBT to help you reach your therapeutic goals.
Brené Brown once said, "Let go of who you think you're supposed to be. Embrace who you are." I would love to walk with you on this journey of embracing who you are as an individual, and who you want to become. Healing is never easy, but you will never have to do it alone. I have a huge passion for seeing people heal and grow into the person they didn’t feel they could become. I strive to create a safe space for anyone who takes the courageous step to share their story with me, as I know this is not an easy ask from anyone.
(901) 245-5242 View (901) 245-5242
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Brittany Wood
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, P-LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards healing and well-being. l strive to provide a compassionate and safe space for individuals to explore their experiences and work towards healing. Drawing upon evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where individuals feel empowered and supported as they navigate their healing process. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
I am dedicated to supporting individuals in their journey towards healing and well-being. l strive to provide a compassionate and safe space for individuals to explore their experiences and work towards healing. Drawing upon evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, where individuals feel empowered and supported as they navigate their healing process. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
(731) 237-0889 View (731) 237-0889
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Grace Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38104  (Online Only)
My approaches are focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
I view counseling as a vital practice that involves connection, commitment, and hope for change. I’m able to recognize the courage it takes for anyone to ask for help, and I want to recognize the strength it takes to chose to ask for what you need. I focus on approaching each therapeutic relationship with understanding to begin building trust and open communication. My desire is to be able to provide a safe place for anyone to feel heard and work together to allow for growth.
My approaches are focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
I view counseling as a vital practice that involves connection, commitment, and hope for change. I’m able to recognize the courage it takes for anyone to ask for help, and I want to recognize the strength it takes to chose to ask for what you need. I focus on approaching each therapeutic relationship with understanding to begin building trust and open communication. My desire is to be able to provide a safe place for anyone to feel heard and work together to allow for growth.
(901) 459-5194 View (901) 459-5194
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Chelsey Dixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
I utilize a variety of modalities and therapeutic approaches to meet my clients’ needs (CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy).
I strive to maintain a warm and safe environment for my clients, helping them feel connected and validated. Starting therapy can seem overwhelming, but I am here to support you throughout this process. We will work to determine what your goals are and how you can get there. I work well with people wanting to heal their past traumas that continue to impact their daily life. I also utilize my own Christian faith to counsel clients that are interested in exploring their own relationship with God and processing religious trauma in a safe and nonjudgmental way.
I utilize a variety of modalities and therapeutic approaches to meet my clients’ needs (CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy).
I strive to maintain a warm and safe environment for my clients, helping them feel connected and validated. Starting therapy can seem overwhelming, but I am here to support you throughout this process. We will work to determine what your goals are and how you can get there. I work well with people wanting to heal their past traumas that continue to impact their daily life. I also utilize my own Christian faith to counsel clients that are interested in exploring their own relationship with God and processing religious trauma in a safe and nonjudgmental way.
(901) 582-8332 View (901) 582-8332
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Lauren Madlock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38122
Waitlist for new clients
I integrate CBT techniques, namely DBT-which combines eastern and western philosophies.
Do you find yourself struggling with life's stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy with a genuine, highly empathic therapist can help. Together, we can explore the issues you face to better understand them and work through to resolution in a non-judgmental manner. I am excited to join you along your journey of self-healing and discovery.
I integrate CBT techniques, namely DBT-which combines eastern and western philosophies.
Do you find yourself struggling with life's stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy with a genuine, highly empathic therapist can help. Together, we can explore the issues you face to better understand them and work through to resolution in a non-judgmental manner. I am excited to join you along your journey of self-healing and discovery.
(510) 257-9472 View (510) 257-9472
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Allan J Katz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CSAT, BBA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Allan is the author of Navigating the Phases of Sex Addiction Recovery, Experiential Group Therapy Interventions with DBT, and Ambushed by Betrayal available on his website.
Discover Freedom from out-of-control sexual behavior & Improve Intimacy and communication in your relationship. When the empty "hole in your soul" can no longer be filled with risky behaviors, realize that there is hope and a proven solution. Together, we'll develop effective strategies to overcome urges, manage cravings and create healthy alternatives. You'll have the tools to rebuild your relationship and increase intimacy. All in a confidential atmosphere of non-judgment and acceptance. You'll rediscover your authentic self, feel freedom again and regain your own personal power to live a rich, fulfilled life worth living.
Allan is the author of Navigating the Phases of Sex Addiction Recovery, Experiential Group Therapy Interventions with DBT, and Ambushed by Betrayal available on his website.
Discover Freedom from out-of-control sexual behavior & Improve Intimacy and communication in your relationship. When the empty "hole in your soul" can no longer be filled with risky behaviors, realize that there is hope and a proven solution. Together, we'll develop effective strategies to overcome urges, manage cravings and create healthy alternatives. You'll have the tools to rebuild your relationship and increase intimacy. All in a confidential atmosphere of non-judgment and acceptance. You'll rediscover your authentic self, feel freedom again and regain your own personal power to live a rich, fulfilled life worth living.
(901) 295-2983 View (901) 295-2983
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Shelby Kristafer Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS/EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
I'm well versed in DBT and Solution Focused Therapy in my effort to help you out of your tough spot.
Life can be tiring and exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like we're underwater and there's no relief in sight. When we're having strong thoughts we can't seem to shake, it's truly just peace we're looking for and I hope to help you find that.
I'm well versed in DBT and Solution Focused Therapy in my effort to help you out of your tough spot.
Life can be tiring and exhausting. Sometimes it can feel like we're underwater and there's no relief in sight. When we're having strong thoughts we can't seem to shake, it's truly just peace we're looking for and I hope to help you find that.
(901) 673-3848 View (901) 673-3848
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Suha Dweik
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
I work from an integrative approach that incorporates DBT, CBT, trauma-informed therapy, and IFS, while maintaining a person-centered framework.
My diverse background has equipped me with the skills to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, life transitions, and multi-cultural/inter-generational issues. With a genuine passion for supporting healing and personal growth, I offer a safe and compassionate space where you can share your story without fear of judgment.
I work from an integrative approach that incorporates DBT, CBT, trauma-informed therapy, and IFS, while maintaining a person-centered framework.
My diverse background has equipped me with the skills to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, life transitions, and multi-cultural/inter-generational issues. With a genuine passion for supporting healing and personal growth, I offer a safe and compassionate space where you can share your story without fear of judgment.
(901) 621-5960 View (901) 621-5960

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.