Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Michelle Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
Michelle is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which are all evidence-based forms of treatment.
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
Michelle is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which are all evidence-based forms of treatment.
Michelle provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has over ten years of experience working with clients directly impacted by abuse and trauma. Intrinsically, Michelle believes we are all capable of accomplishing our own individual goals of growth, healing, and/or change when we’re open to trusting the therapeutic process. Michelle values the importance of a strong therapeutic bond with her clients, built on mutual respect, honesty, genuine rapport, and therapeutic humor. She also believes that therapy should be a collaborative journey with her clients and the caregivers of her child clients.
(469) 414-0595 View (469) 414-0595
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Azuré Smith-Swan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208
As a trauma specialist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), I bring a unique skill set to help you reach your full potential.
Forget what you've heard about therapy being all stiff and boring. I'm here to make the process fun, relatable, and real. I specialize in guiding a diverse range of adults, from young adults grappling with the complexities of early adulthood to individuals in their 40s navigating mid-life transitions. My clients often include BIPOC individuals facing unique cultural challenges, young professionals balancing career and personal life, those seeking to overcome financial stress, and individuals processing trauma and life changes. My approach is tailored to each client while focusing on maintaining mental and even financial well-being.
As a trauma specialist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), I bring a unique skill set to help you reach your full potential.
Forget what you've heard about therapy being all stiff and boring. I'm here to make the process fun, relatable, and real. I specialize in guiding a diverse range of adults, from young adults grappling with the complexities of early adulthood to individuals in their 40s navigating mid-life transitions. My clients often include BIPOC individuals facing unique cultural challenges, young professionals balancing career and personal life, those seeking to overcome financial stress, and individuals processing trauma and life changes. My approach is tailored to each client while focusing on maintaining mental and even financial well-being.
(469) 405-9980 View (469) 405-9980
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Dominguez Psychiatry and Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
(512) 817-0214 View (512) 817-0214
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Bree Hearn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
I discerningly use therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
If you have found this page you are at the right place at the right time, EXHALE. First, I want to congratulate you for taking the first step to healing, you're on the right track. Life does not not come with instructions and I'm telling you it's ok to get some help along the way. I work specifically with black women and POC ready to do the work required to become the best version of themselves. This includes addressing generational trauma, life transitions, low self-esteem, perfectionism, anxiety and poor boundaries.
I discerningly use therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
If you have found this page you are at the right place at the right time, EXHALE. First, I want to congratulate you for taking the first step to healing, you're on the right track. Life does not not come with instructions and I'm telling you it's ok to get some help along the way. I work specifically with black women and POC ready to do the work required to become the best version of themselves. This includes addressing generational trauma, life transitions, low self-esteem, perfectionism, anxiety and poor boundaries.
(469) 306-4868 View (469) 306-4868
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Evena M Pierre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75208
This is why I use a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, and and Emotional Focused Therapy.
As a therapist, my passion is to work with individuals who desire connection with their therapist, are committed to the process of change, and are coachable throughout our plan of care. Whether the person is dealing with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, or feelings of worthlessness, in order for the person to experience true transformation, these three characteristics are essential for optimal functioning. Clients that I serve desire change, desire breakthroughs in their life, and ultimately desire a healthier state of their mental health in order to live the life they absolutely love.
This is why I use a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, and and Emotional Focused Therapy.
As a therapist, my passion is to work with individuals who desire connection with their therapist, are committed to the process of change, and are coachable throughout our plan of care. Whether the person is dealing with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, or feelings of worthlessness, in order for the person to experience true transformation, these three characteristics are essential for optimal functioning. Clients that I serve desire change, desire breakthroughs in their life, and ultimately desire a healthier state of their mental health in order to live the life they absolutely love.
(214) 307-6359 View (214) 307-6359
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Chris E Goetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75211
I utilize a trauma-informed, psychodynamic approach in therapy and often incorporate CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques.
My motto is, “reveal the root, expose the lie and heal the wounded spirit.” It is my passion to work with those who struggle with severe trauma and emotional abuse. Based on the comfort level of the patient - faith, spirituality and prayer can often be a vital part of the therapeutic process. I strive to meet the unique and individual needs of each client and adjust my approach accordingly. I truly consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you in your journey towards wholeness. There is a plan and a purpose for your life, full of unique strengths and talents. My goal is to help you become all that you were created to be.
I utilize a trauma-informed, psychodynamic approach in therapy and often incorporate CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques.
My motto is, “reveal the root, expose the lie and heal the wounded spirit.” It is my passion to work with those who struggle with severe trauma and emotional abuse. Based on the comfort level of the patient - faith, spirituality and prayer can often be a vital part of the therapeutic process. I strive to meet the unique and individual needs of each client and adjust my approach accordingly. I truly consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you in your journey towards wholeness. There is a plan and a purpose for your life, full of unique strengths and talents. My goal is to help you become all that you were created to be.
(214) 206-4570 View (214) 206-4570
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Online Virtual Therapy With Annalise Masten-Muniz
LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75248
I also find CBT and DBT to be specifically helpful with clients.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
I also find CBT and DBT to be specifically helpful with clients.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
(347) 342-1324 View (347) 342-1324
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Alissa Sladek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
I love to work with the strength base module and a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model.
Hi, I am Alissa. Have you ever felt trapped in your own brain? Feel like your emotions are running away with your life? I help individuals to learn how to control their thoughts and emotions so they are able to enrich their lives with relationships, stress, and emotional balance.
I love to work with the strength base module and a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model.
Hi, I am Alissa. Have you ever felt trapped in your own brain? Feel like your emotions are running away with your life? I help individuals to learn how to control their thoughts and emotions so they are able to enrich their lives with relationships, stress, and emotional balance.
(214) 730-5612 View (214) 730-5612
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Roy Rodriguez
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
I take an eclectic approach to include CBT, CPT, DBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Clients that I see regularly are seeking assistance for challenges that are taking a toll on their day-to-day lives. Ongoing challenges may lead to changes in interactions with others, changes in self-esteem, and even avoidance of hobbies or activities that were once loved. These challenges may be at school, work, or home. My goal for every client is to set achievable goals that are specific to them, celebrate every step, stand back up if they stumble and keep moving forward. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults.
I take an eclectic approach to include CBT, CPT, DBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Clients that I see regularly are seeking assistance for challenges that are taking a toll on their day-to-day lives. Ongoing challenges may lead to changes in interactions with others, changes in self-esteem, and even avoidance of hobbies or activities that were once loved. These challenges may be at school, work, or home. My goal for every client is to set achievable goals that are specific to them, celebrate every step, stand back up if they stumble and keep moving forward. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults.
(469) 382-5515 View (469) 382-5515
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Tabatha Gunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
Modalities I use include: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained therapist.
My primary focus is trauma survivors. I have experience with survivors of domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, and traumatic grief (i.e. individuals who have lost loved ones to homicide, suicide, or sudden deaths). I also work with clients experiencing major life transitions and issues with self-esteem. I work primarily with adults from all backgrounds.
Modalities I use include: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained therapist.
My primary focus is trauma survivors. I have experience with survivors of domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, and traumatic grief (i.e. individuals who have lost loved ones to homicide, suicide, or sudden deaths). I also work with clients experiencing major life transitions and issues with self-esteem. I work primarily with adults from all backgrounds.
(817) 717-4706 View (817) 717-4706
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Venecia A. Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231  (Online Only)
I use CBT, DBT, and EMDR to help my clients heal and grow through life.
My ideal patient is someone who takes their mental health seriously and strives to be healthy mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This patient is someone who has issues with trauma or depression, and they want to learn how to cope and heal from their past traumas. This patient wants to feel better and not have flashbacks or any other disruptions in their lives so they can truly live again and be optimistic about their life.
I use CBT, DBT, and EMDR to help my clients heal and grow through life.
My ideal patient is someone who takes their mental health seriously and strives to be healthy mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This patient is someone who has issues with trauma or depression, and they want to learn how to cope and heal from their past traumas. This patient wants to feel better and not have flashbacks or any other disruptions in their lives so they can truly live again and be optimistic about their life.
(469) 296-5718 View (469) 296-5718
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Sewell Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DMT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
Counseling is best when it's personalized. There is no such things as a "one-size-fits-all" method to therapy. I have found that many of us have a combination of trauma and maladaptive behaviors that once explored and processed can dramatically improve the quality of life. I implement four cornerstone treatment approaches: EMDR, Mindful Movement, DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and expressive arts to calm the nervous system, resolve trauma and incorporate new behaviors.
Counseling is best when it's personalized. There is no such things as a "one-size-fits-all" method to therapy. I have found that many of us have a combination of trauma and maladaptive behaviors that once explored and processed can dramatically improve the quality of life. I implement four cornerstone treatment approaches: EMDR, Mindful Movement, DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and expressive arts to calm the nervous system, resolve trauma and incorporate new behaviors.
(214) 833-0564 View (214) 833-0564
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Alana McCraw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231  (Online Only)
I am trained in DBT and EMDR, as these modalities are great for developing great skills for processing trauma.
As your therapist, I desire to take the time to understand your experiences, beliefs and feelings so that I may work with you to develop insight into your life and delve into the deeper potential of yourself. My goal is to help you understand that you have the ability to transcend the limitations or beliefs that are hindering you-maybe you just need some skills or a new perspective to do so! Overall, my aim is to help you discover your own power and ability to transform yourself and your life. To do this we may explore various topics, including your family of origin, previous experiences, and personality traits you have.
I am trained in DBT and EMDR, as these modalities are great for developing great skills for processing trauma.
As your therapist, I desire to take the time to understand your experiences, beliefs and feelings so that I may work with you to develop insight into your life and delve into the deeper potential of yourself. My goal is to help you understand that you have the ability to transcend the limitations or beliefs that are hindering you-maybe you just need some skills or a new perspective to do so! Overall, my aim is to help you discover your own power and ability to transform yourself and your life. To do this we may explore various topics, including your family of origin, previous experiences, and personality traits you have.
(469) 224-1636 View (469) 224-1636
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Kayla Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75247
We use CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused therapy as methods for intervention and treatment.
Are you experiencing emotional instability or life challenges? Have you been stressed, worried, feeling unfulfilled? Life is full of moments that challenge us in ways we often aren't expecting. I am a mental health provider that incorporates faith and skills to help individuals and family systems to reconnect with purpose and a balanced, fulfilled life. The counseling setting is a non-judgmental space where you can come as you are, heal, and grow as much as you allow yourself. Our framework is centered around increasing awareness that leads to change and incorporate check-point assessments for accountability. Welcome to Wellness!
We use CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused therapy as methods for intervention and treatment.
Are you experiencing emotional instability or life challenges? Have you been stressed, worried, feeling unfulfilled? Life is full of moments that challenge us in ways we often aren't expecting. I am a mental health provider that incorporates faith and skills to help individuals and family systems to reconnect with purpose and a balanced, fulfilled life. The counseling setting is a non-judgmental space where you can come as you are, heal, and grow as much as you allow yourself. Our framework is centered around increasing awareness that leads to change and incorporate check-point assessments for accountability. Welcome to Wellness!
(469) 405-2479 View (469) 405-2479
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Stephanie Degrate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75244  (Online Only)
She also employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy among others depending on the individual needs of each patient.
Stephanie values inclusion, diversity, social justice, and positive change & these values drive her to support the most vulnerable populations. Stephanie enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults and she specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and more.
She also employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy among others depending on the individual needs of each patient.
Stephanie values inclusion, diversity, social justice, and positive change & these values drive her to support the most vulnerable populations. Stephanie enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults and she specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and more.
(469) 845-8983 View (469) 845-8983
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Linda Spang O'Toole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
I am a DBT LINEHAN BEHAVORIAL CERTIFIED practitioner.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a DBT-Linehan Behavioral Certified Clinician with DALLAS DBT. We specialize in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Dysregulation, and Complex PTSD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Complex PE. Additionally, I treat clients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I work with Adults, Adolescents, Parents, and Families
I am a DBT LINEHAN BEHAVORIAL CERTIFIED practitioner.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a DBT-Linehan Behavioral Certified Clinician with DALLAS DBT. We specialize in treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotion Dysregulation, and Complex PTSD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Complex PE. Additionally, I treat clients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety, and chronic pain. I work with Adults, Adolescents, Parents, and Families
(972) 918-0170 x4 View (972) 918-0170 x4
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Breana Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75228
CBT, DBT, & EMDR.
Has life dimmed your light? Are you overwhelmed by stress? Are you struggling with all the hats you wear for all the roles you fulfill? Are you in need of a safe place that is nonjudgemental, empathetic, and empowers you to discover your inner-strength? Does representation matter to you? If so I offer counseling services to do just that.
CBT, DBT, & EMDR.
Has life dimmed your light? Are you overwhelmed by stress? Are you struggling with all the hats you wear for all the roles you fulfill? Are you in need of a safe place that is nonjudgemental, empathetic, and empowers you to discover your inner-strength? Does representation matter to you? If so I offer counseling services to do just that.
(214) 743-1398 View (214) 743-1398
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Caitlin Tate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75209
Caitlin works with adults using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients build a life that they believe to be truly worth living! She offers both in-person sessions and telehealth across the state of Texas. Cailtin and her team at North Texas DBT Associates provide comprehensive DBT, which is comprised of highly structured weekly individual sessions, weekly group skills classes, and access to 24/7 phone coaching support. For more information, visit our website, ntxdbt.com.
Caitlin works with adults using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients build a life that they believe to be truly worth living! She offers both in-person sessions and telehealth across the state of Texas. Cailtin and her team at North Texas DBT Associates provide comprehensive DBT, which is comprised of highly structured weekly individual sessions, weekly group skills classes, and access to 24/7 phone coaching support. For more information, visit our website, ntxdbt.com.
(469) 537-4566 View (469) 537-4566
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North Texas DBT Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75209
DBT is an evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills classes to help people learn new strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is effective in treating a wide range of issues such as suicidal ideation, nonsuicidal self-injury, depression, addictive behavior, PTSD, eating disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder. It has been shown to be more effective than hospitalization in the treatment of suicidality.
DBT is an evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment that emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills classes to help people learn new strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is effective in treating a wide range of issues such as suicidal ideation, nonsuicidal self-injury, depression, addictive behavior, PTSD, eating disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder. It has been shown to be more effective than hospitalization in the treatment of suicidality.
(401) 648-2866 View (401) 648-2866
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Ashley Kuehne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75254
I am a certified EMDR practitioner and consultant and am either trained or informed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IMAGO, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), EFIT, expressive therapies, and motivational interviewing.
What drew me to the counseling field was my passion to advocate for people who have experience trauma (relational, spiritual, physical, sexual, emotional, and more). I take an integrative approach, meeting you wherever you are in the process and tailoring treatment based on my extensive training in trauma modalities. I cherish this process and helping survivors heal. As a mother of two, I have plenty of material to pull from and am equally passionate about working with parents, especially those who are facing parenting transitions and blended families. With support, validation and humor, I can help make parenting fun again.
I am a certified EMDR practitioner and consultant and am either trained or informed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IMAGO, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), EFIT, expressive therapies, and motivational interviewing.
What drew me to the counseling field was my passion to advocate for people who have experience trauma (relational, spiritual, physical, sexual, emotional, and more). I take an integrative approach, meeting you wherever you are in the process and tailoring treatment based on my extensive training in trauma modalities. I cherish this process and helping survivors heal. As a mother of two, I have plenty of material to pull from and am equally passionate about working with parents, especially those who are facing parenting transitions and blended families. With support, validation and humor, I can help make parenting fun again.
(972) 665-6339 View (972) 665-6339

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.