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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Antioch, CA.

 

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 Antioch, the suburbs of Antioch, other nearby places such as Concord, Pittsburg, or anywhere else in California, 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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Sarah Brown
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build on your strengths and address your therapeutic goals.


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Together, we will:

build on your strengths and address your therapeutic goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I individualize it based off your goals and feedback. I integrate skills-based practices such as DBT and CBT to build a foundation for growth while using person-centered and trauma-informed approaches for healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Life Adjustment
  • Major Depressive Disorder
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Anh Hoang Plasencia
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undo aloneness by befriending emotions and heal relationships. You will reconnect with the qualities you already possess, gain awareness of your protectors, patterns, and strengths. You will learn to relate to yourself in a new and different way.


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Together, we will:

undo aloneness by befriending emotions and heal relationships. You will reconnect with the qualities you already possess, gain awareness of your protectors, patterns, and strengths. You will learn to relate to yourself in a new and different way.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am relational, direct, experiential, and privilege the relationship between client and therapist. I utilize a combination of AEDP, Internal Family Systems, DBT, neuroscience and mindfulness practices.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Immigration
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Painful emotions
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Worth
  • Shame
  • Trauma
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Sunny Sun Young Lim
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We'll work together to identify best ways to accomplish your personal goals and help you break free of harmful generational cycles.


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Together, we will:

We'll work together to identify best ways to accomplish your personal goals and help you break free of harmful generational cycles.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a collaborative approach where we work together to formulate your personal goals. Some interventions I use include DBT and CBT along with family genograms to identify dysfunctional relationship patterns that affected you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Family of Origin
  • Identity Issues
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Life Skills
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Sunny Sun Young Lim remote and phone therapy in California
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Ann DeWitt
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Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.


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Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.

Something to know about my approach is:

I love sharing resources. I bring ideas for books to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, to enhance our work together. I am able to hold the vision of the possibilities that are "out there" beyond the current challenges you're facing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent-Parent Separation
  • Boundaries
  • Communication Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Women's Issues
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Ann DeWitt remote and phone therapy in California, Oregon
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Dakota Westlake
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Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.


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Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and ACT frequently in sessions. I typically see my clients for 3 months-2 years and we get deep, real, and raw to start to heal. I'm not a therapist that is going to just sit back we are going to reveal, heal and prevail.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Communication Skills
  • Empowering women
  • Enabling Behavior
  • Family trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • People Pleasing
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dakota Westlake remote and phone therapy in California, Florida