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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Tempe, AZ.

 

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)

Whether you are located in downtown Tempe, the suburbs of Tempe, other nearby places such as Scottsdale, Gilbert, or anywhere else in Arizona, 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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Alex Levitan
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explore the areas in your life where you would like to see the most improvement. We will craft a treatment plan and set goals that meet your needs and your schedule. Comprehensive or specialized evaluations also available upon request!


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Together, we will:

explore the areas in your life where you would like to see the most improvement. We will craft a treatment plan and set goals that meet your needs and your schedule. Comprehensive or specialized evaluations also available upon request!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use both classic evidence based treatment (CBT, EMDR, SFBT) paired with new and emerging evidenced based treatments such as biofeedback and animal assisted therapy! You may even get to meet Ollie Bobbins, my therapy sheepdog!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Map in Phoenix, Arizona for Alex Levitan therapy location.
7.8 miles from you
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Dr. Aaron Weiner
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Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.


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Together, we will:

Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll act as a bridge between you and the science-backed techniques that we know can help you meet your goals for changing your life. I have broad experience, but specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, and addiction.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Aaron Weiner remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Stephanie Milliron
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learn to take back your life and silence that inner critic! You'll learn the tools to feel more regulated, confident and in control of your life. Learn to define who you are and what's important to you. Discover the real, authentic, unique you.


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Together, we will:

learn to take back your life and silence that inner critic! You'll learn the tools to feel more regulated, confident and in control of your life. Learn to define who you are and what's important to you. Discover the real, authentic, unique you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm trained in many approaches that can help identify and understand your behaviors and emotions. We will work to understand the mind-body connection to help you feel more regulated. You will develop a positive sense of self and feel in control.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • LGBTQ+
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Overachievers
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
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Stephanie  Milliron remote and phone therapy in Arizona
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Kathleen Hearne
Together, we will:

understand how your past experiences affect your present self; how to change unhelpful behaviors/thoughts into helpful ones; how to live an active and purposeful life.


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Together, we will:

understand how your past experiences affect your present self; how to change unhelpful behaviors/thoughts into helpful ones; how to live an active and purposeful life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a believer in the therapeutic process being an individual process with you leading the way as well as a relational process in which I am by your side to support you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Mental Health and Drug Use
  • Stress
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Map in Phoenix, Arizona for Kathleen Hearne therapy location.
18.7 miles from you