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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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Dr. 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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Danielle Moraes
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Therapy is built on trust and mutual respect. Together we will get you through obstacles and you will learn skills needed at this particularly difficult times in life


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Therapy is built on trust and mutual respect. Together we will get you through obstacles and you will learn skills needed at this particularly difficult times in life

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe all have the ability to overcome struggles and become self sufficient with the right supports. I will be that support to you by guiding and encouraging change from within and as a whole.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child behavior issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Medication Management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
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Danielle Moraes remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Sarah Aftab
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Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate so you can heal and grow by learning to reconnect with your mind, body & surroundings, love & trust yourself, prioritize your needs, recover from people-pleasing & perfectionism, set boundaries & accept that nothing is wrong with you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is mindfulness-based with a holistic approach: nurturing your mind, body, spirit, & being present with yourself & the world around you. We may explore your childhood, relationships & difficult experiences to help you learn about yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma
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Sarah Aftab remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Massachusetts
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Marielle Daddona
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Work to understand how your past experiences have brought you to the present moment. We identify goals you want to reach and I will support you in working to meet these goals. We will work as a team through this process.


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Together, we will:

Work to understand how your past experiences have brought you to the present moment. We identify goals you want to reach and I will support you in working to meet these goals. We will work as a team through this process.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is flexible as I understand the importance of meeting each person where they are in the present moment. For some clients I serve more as an active listener and for others I focus more on teaching specific evidenced based techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Marielle Daddona remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Malina Choi
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Take control over your negative emotions, increase self-esteem, and rebuild intimacy in your relationships. Learn tools to help you feel confident, in control, and be present in your body. Explore anxiety, perfectionism, and identify toxic patterns


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Together, we will:

Take control over your negative emotions, increase self-esteem, and rebuild intimacy in your relationships. Learn tools to help you feel confident, in control, and be present in your body. Explore anxiety, perfectionism, and identify toxic patterns

Something to know about my approach is:

Using holistic approaches such a mindfulness, meditation, grounding techniques, and mind-body connection, you’ll learn the tools to challenge any negative self-talk, recognize and reduce physical symptoms of panic, and reduce the impact of trauma

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anger Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Marital stress
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma Recovery
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Malina Choi remote and phone therapy in Connecticut