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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that primarily helps people learn to regulate their emotions, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and recognize and deal with anxiety.

One of the core elements of DBT is learning mindfulness skills so that you remain present in the moment and not get overwhelmed with memories from your past or anxiety about the future. Dialectical behavioral therapy also helps you develop interpersonal skills so that you can assert your needs through healthy communication.

DBT was first developed to help people with borderline personality disorder, but DBT has been proven to be effective for mental health issues such as:

  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance, Drug, or Alcohol use
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Wherever you are located in Alabama from Auburn to Tuscaloosa or even Huntsville, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Teaches Helpful Skills

DBT is one of many types of therapy. It teaches 4 main skills:

  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation

Equipped with these skills, you’ll be better able to handle negative situations and difficult emotions without resorting to unhealthy coping mechanisms. You’ll also be better able to form and maintain more fulfilling and meaningful relationships with others.

DBT May Be the Right Fit For You

If you aren’t sure what type of therapy is right for you, check out our guide: What type of therapy is right for me?

Depending on the specific issues you’re dealing with, dialectical behavioral therapy may be exactly what you need to heal and move forward with your life. Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced DBT therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D.
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work on assisting you in living your best life and in learning skills to improve your quality of life. Many individuals I work with seek and find support related to anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment challenges, trauma, as well as grief and loss


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Together, we will:

work on assisting you in living your best life and in learning skills to improve your quality of life. Many individuals I work with seek and find support related to anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment challenges, trauma, as well as grief and loss

Something to know about my approach is:

I am highly adept at building trust and safety when working with clients. I'm deeply passionate about clinical work and use evidence-based practice and research to inform my clinical work. I feel genuinely grateful to do this work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr.  Vinita Menon, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Vinita Menon
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air out those experiences of feeling like a failure and hiding in plain sight. Instead of feeling anxious while you try to do it all and push through the discomfort, I can help you focus on your core values and what really matters.


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Picture of Dr.  Vinita Menon, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Together, we will:

air out those experiences of feeling like a failure and hiding in plain sight. Instead of feeling anxious while you try to do it all and push through the discomfort, I can help you focus on your core values and what really matters.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will work at your pace. I help smart, sassy, successful, and intelligent people feel more genuine and accepting of themselves so that they can feel comfortable in social situations and enjoy them.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Young Professionals
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Dr.  Vinita Menon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Dr. Sheena Sikorski, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Dr. Sheena Sikorski
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Help you feel more accepting of yourself when you make mistakes, quiet your harsh inner critic so you feel less anxiety and shame, and increase your confidence to speak up instead of people-pleasing.


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Together, we will:

Help you feel more accepting of yourself when you make mistakes, quiet your harsh inner critic so you feel less anxiety and shame, and increase your confidence to speak up instead of people-pleasing.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will work together to help you develop new, healthier habits so you feel like an upgraded version of yourself that is aligned with the person you want to be.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Body Image
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Inadequacy
  • Internal Values Work
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Overachievers
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Shame
  • Silencing the inner critic
  • Social Anxiety
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Dr. Sheena Sikorski remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Lauren Necesario Smith, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Lauren Necesario Smith
Together, we will:

explore thoughts, behaviors, relationships, or situations that may be contributing to your concerns. We will pull from a number of techniques and interventions that will then allow you to hopefully find some relief from the stress.


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Picture of Lauren Necesario Smith, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

explore thoughts, behaviors, relationships, or situations that may be contributing to your concerns. We will pull from a number of techniques and interventions that will then allow you to hopefully find some relief from the stress.

Something to know about my approach is:

Through gentle exploration and skill building, you will be guided to a place of understanding, acceptance, and compassion for where you are in your journey and how you got here. I like to use CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adult ADHD
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mental health issues and disorders
  • Painful thoughts
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Testing
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Lauren Necesario Smith remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of Breese Annable, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Breese Annable
Together, we will:

Work together to first deeply understand your problems. With that knowledge and insight, I'll teach you tangible skills that will help you move towards building a life you're inspired to live.


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Picture of Breese Annable, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Work together to first deeply understand your problems. With that knowledge and insight, I'll teach you tangible skills that will help you move towards building a life you're inspired to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is best for people who want to work between sessions and want an engaged and more structured style of therapy. I believe that therapy is not an appointment you do once a week, but how you apply what you learn to the rest of your life!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Highly Sensitive People
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Breese Annable remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin