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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco, the suburbs of South San Francisco, 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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Sandra Banjoko
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My practice is grounded in the awareness that my clients are the owners of their stories. I believe strongly in the beauty of collaborating together. You and I work together to embrace self-knowledge and use your power to meet new parts of yourself.


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My practice is grounded in the awareness that my clients are the owners of their stories. I believe strongly in the beauty of collaborating together. You and I work together to embrace self-knowledge and use your power to meet new parts of yourself.

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My goal is to facilitate awareness of one's past, work through one's present, and plant seeds of hope for the future. My goal is to help break down the barriers and issues you face, be it with sexual issues, disordered eating, and anything else.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Christian Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Immigrants
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sex Therapy
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Jill Zatyko
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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.


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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.

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I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to offer a highly personalized approach that fits your style and preferences. I include DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused, and Attachment-based therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Codependency
  • Empowering women
  • Feminism
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Open Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma
  • Young Women
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Albania Alegria
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Tune into your whole body as it provides information on unprocessed feelings and trauma. You will learn ways to regulate your nervous system and enhance your relationships. You will learn a holistic approach to healing.


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Tune into your whole body as it provides information on unprocessed feelings and trauma. You will learn ways to regulate your nervous system and enhance your relationships. You will learn a holistic approach to healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in healing the mind, body, and soul. My passion is in meeting you where you are at in your journey. My priority is for you to feel safe, heard, and lovingly challenged to see within.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Rodman Walsh
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explore areas of concern and importance for you. We will examine how past experiences, development and patterns influence our current emotions, behaviors and relationships. We will work to understand you better while finding ways to move forward.


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explore areas of concern and importance for you. We will examine how past experiences, development and patterns influence our current emotions, behaviors and relationships. We will work to understand you better while finding ways to move forward.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want you to feel like each session has value and meaning for you. I use an eclectic approach because therapy and progress look different for everyone. I take an active role and provide insight and interpretations to help you grow and improve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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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.

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Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

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  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Kalana Greer remote and phone therapy in California