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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)

Wherever you are located in Connecticut from Bridgeport to West Haven or even New Britain, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Maria Apuzzo Okon
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I am here to support you in gaining control and providing support to you making positive decisions during overwhelming times. I am hoping we can work together in a warm, welcoming, and non judgmental environment.


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I am here to support you in gaining control and providing support to you making positive decisions during overwhelming times. I am hoping we can work together in a warm, welcoming, and non judgmental environment.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with individuals and families that are struggling with mental health issues. I work with adults with a combination of mental health, addiction and trauma related issues.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Betting and Gambling
  • Boundaries
  • Chronic Mental Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Life Adjustment
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Maria Apuzzo Okon remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
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Shontelle Brewster
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We will explore past and present relationships and family systems which most times are the root cause of difficult feelings that can hold us back. Together, we will work on finding the light within you to becoming your best self.


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Together, we will:

We will explore past and present relationships and family systems which most times are the root cause of difficult feelings that can hold us back. Together, we will work on finding the light within you to becoming your best self.

Something to know about my approach is:

While working with me, I will use the appropriate therapy model based on whether you are struggling with anxiety, a relationship, lingering memories of negative past experiences, identity concerns or anything else you are experiencing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • African American Women
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Failure to Launch
  • Immigration
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Problems
  • Men's Issues
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self care
  • Social Isolation
  • Trauma
  • Work stress
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Shontelle  Brewster  remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Natasha Kennedy
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Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...


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Together, we will:

Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a straight shooter and only work with teens/college students and their families so I am very comfortable navigating whatever comes up for you all. I am not only there for you during the session as that is not the only time the work happens.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family Therapy
  • high achieving
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
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Natasha Kennedy remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina
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Debra Gottschalk
Together, we will:

Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.


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Together, we will:

Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a combination of Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, Art therapy, and Nature-Based Therapy. Engaging our bodies and brains in different ways helps process and manage stress, and provides different forms of emotional connection and expression.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • grief
  • Miscarriage
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Debra Gottschalk remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Rachel Cushion
Together, we will:

Work on building coping skills, validating your experience, and improving your ability to manage life stressors.


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Together, we will:

Work on building coping skills, validating your experience, and improving your ability to manage life stressors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will provide encouragement and validation, as well as challenge you when needed in order to pursue personal growth. I also believe in providing a lot of coping strategies to help you manage your mental health in a healthier, more effective way.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Rachel Cushion remote and phone therapy in Connecticut