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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Calexico, 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 Calexico, the suburbs of Calexico, other nearby places such as El Centro, Indio, 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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Veronica Newsom
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If you haven't been coping well or it's been hard to ask for help, I can help you work through this difficult time. If you want to become your most authentic self and find meaning and passion in your life, let's figure out how to get you there.


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If you haven't been coping well or it's been hard to ask for help, I can help you work through this difficult time. If you want to become your most authentic self and find meaning and passion in your life, let's figure out how to get you there.

Something to know about my approach is:

My direct and conversational approach works well with clients who have tried therapy before with limited or temporary success. Clients also see me when they want depth therapy for inner work and personal growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression Management
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  • LGBTQ+
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Karine Johannes
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We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.


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We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ and BIPOC affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Codependency
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Kalana Greer
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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

Something to know about my approach is:

Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
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  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways you can better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge your unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and journey toward pursuing more pleasure in your life!


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Work to find ways you can better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge your unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and journey toward pursuing more pleasure in your life!

Something to know about my approach is:

Active, collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
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  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use issues
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Elle Lee
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explore your mental health challenges and work collaboratively to achieve the results you want to see happen for yourself.


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Together, we will:

explore your mental health challenges and work collaboratively to achieve the results you want to see happen for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a proven approach to improving anxiety and depression symptoms. I complete a comprehensive assessment to learn more about you to develop a treatment plan targeting your pain points and struggles.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Depression
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
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Elle Lee remote and phone therapy in California