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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)

Whether you are located in downtown Chula Vista, Eastlake Vistats, Golf Course, Northwest, or even Rancho Del Rey, 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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Kambria Caldwell
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Work together to explore realistic goals that make life worth living. I’m happy to be a listening ear, sounding board for you or to be more directive with recommendations and solutions that best fit your individual needs. Can’t wait to chat!


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Work together to explore realistic goals that make life worth living. I’m happy to be a listening ear, sounding board for you or to be more directive with recommendations and solutions that best fit your individual needs. Can’t wait to chat!

Something to know about my approach is:

Life throws so many twists and turns. It’s great to have someone you can talk to in order help sort out all the problems in a nonjudgmental platform. I incorporate trauma informed practices, using elements of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, etc.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic stress
  • College Students
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family trauma
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Love Addiction
  • Past Abuse
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-love
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Teen issues
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Esma Verma
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I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and energy psychology. The goal of these techniques is to dislodge old patterns and and bring the mind and body together so you can experience life with ease.


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I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and energy psychology. The goal of these techniques is to dislodge old patterns and and bring the mind and body together so you can experience life with ease.

Something to know about my approach is:

I show up as my authentic self to each session because I know how important it is to be able to trust and relate to your therapist. I will celebrate your wins with you, and I will sit with you to help you process the tough stuff.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Life Stress
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Esma Verma remote and phone therapy in California
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Vineel Maharaj
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Utilize the latest researched strategies and simple-to-apply models. My goal is for you is to utilize tools to feel happier and confident in both your personal, professional life and relationships.


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Utilize the latest researched strategies and simple-to-apply models. My goal is for you is to utilize tools to feel happier and confident in both your personal, professional life and relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

Know, experience, and become. My sessions provide a safe space for you to process experiences, express deep emotions (tears, pain, sorrow, etc.) which others may not understand, feel heard, and share important personal “wins.”

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • South Asian cultural issues
  • Trauma
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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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Galen Garbarino
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My therapeutic approach is centered in the evolution of how the treatment world is changing. I am an astute listener, a guide, a cheerleader, an accountability coach and, most importantly, provide a healing space for growth.


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My therapeutic approach is centered in the evolution of how the treatment world is changing. I am an astute listener, a guide, a cheerleader, an accountability coach and, most importantly, provide a healing space for growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

Working from a Motivational Interviewing perspective allows me to meet my clients where they are in his/her process of change. MI is a very nonjudgmental, collaborative and respectful therapeutic approach. I also utilize EMDR in the tx of trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Galen Garbarino remote and phone therapy in California