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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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Together with comprehensive DBT therapy, I’ll help you manage overwhelming emotion so you can feel safe and grounded. I’ll help you practice relationship skills so you can connect closely and feel secure in them.

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I provide ongoing feedback and support to highlight my client's strengths, motivate change toward their goals, and support their recovery each step of the way. I call upon science backed methods and a collaborative approach to work together.

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  • Borderline Personality
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck so that we can create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

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authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

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  • Feeling Stuck
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We'll work together to understand how and why painful thoughts and emotions show up for you, and if there are ways you can respond differently when they do.

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My approach is science-based, compassionate, and collaborative. I want to understand you as a whole person, including what you're struggling with, what you enjoy, and what matters most to you.

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Joe Groninga
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We will work together to understand your problems and symptoms (and how they interact) followed by implementation of practical and research-driven solutions all couched in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

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I balance kindness and compassion with a focus on helping you to create concrete changes through the use of therapeutic techniques that are evidenced-based which means these methods have been consistently shown effective through research.

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Rachael Fulton
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At New Hope Therapeutic Services we focus on restoring HOPE for individuals and families. We will focus on targeting the changes you want to see in your life and we believe therapy is about a partnership.


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At New Hope Therapeutic Services we focus on restoring HOPE for individuals and families. We will focus on targeting the changes you want to see in your life and we believe therapy is about a partnership.

Something to know about my approach is:

I promote a more holistic and authentic approach to treating mental health issues. I believe therapy only works if we have solid connection and that means its all about the right fit. Shop around! :D

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  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
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