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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in San Mateo, 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 San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, 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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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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Together, we will:

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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John Armando
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start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.


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Together, we will:

start by putting the puzzle together that explains how things got the way the are for you. We'll identify the efforts you made to live your best life, but that ultimately may have fallen short. And then we'll patch together a plan that can work.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I don't see you as broken and needing to be fixed, and I don't judge. I see you and I as the same: humans struggling to find meaning, and trying to be effective in what matters most deeply to us. We'll work together to help you get unstuck.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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John Armando remote and phone therapy in California, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas
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Jennifer Ozomaro
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I hope to help get you back on the right track, by identifying areas in your life that cause you distress. We will build new coping skills, and manage emotional regulation by increasing distress tolerance and mindfulness.


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Together, we will:

I hope to help get you back on the right track, by identifying areas in your life that cause you distress. We will build new coping skills, and manage emotional regulation by increasing distress tolerance and mindfulness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a cognitive and mindfulness approach to identify the areas in your life you'd like to improve. I like to collaboratively work with clients on setting achievable goals for the future.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Soad Tabrizi
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Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.


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Together, we will:

Find the best version of you! We'll get rid of those unwanted behaviors and faulty thoughts. We'll evaluate your values and make sure you walk in them. We will work at your pace with your permission.

Something to know about my approach is:

It's unique to each person. I don't use the same skills or approach with everyone. I tailor it to your needs that best fit your goals. I bring in CBT, DBT, psychodynamic and/or spirituality where appropriate and necessary. We'll laugh too ;)

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiving
  • Codependency
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self care
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self Understanding
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Soad Tabrizi remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Relationship Therapy Center
Together, we will:

Look at patterns that happen in your relationships, find out what activates you and learn different coping skills, stop the negative patterns and learn new ways to relate.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Look at patterns that happen in your relationships, find out what activates you and learn different coping skills, stop the negative patterns and learn new ways to relate.

Something to know about my approach is:

I accept you where you are but also want to teach skills to the couples I see so that you take what you learn and can change your relationship outside of the office.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Couples sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Infidelity
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Relationship Therapy Center remote and phone therapy in California