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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 District of Columbia, 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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Picture of Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then 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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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then 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

Something to know about my approach is:

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

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • College Students
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • grief
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  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Working Professionals
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Dr. Aaron Weiner
Together, we will:

Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.


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Together, we will:

Wrap our arms around the problem you're grappling with, discuss the psychological factors that brought you to this point, and use that knowledge to move you forward - feeling better and living the life you want to live.

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My role is to be a bridge between you and the science-backed techniques that we know can help you meet your goals for changing your life. I have broad experience, but specialize in treating trauma, PTSD, and addiction.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Aaron Weiner remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Dr. Vinita Menon
Together, we will:

help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.


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Picture of Dr.  Vinita Menon, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

help you feel calmer, more confident, and find ways to improve the relationships most important to you. We will also explore patterns of responding that are holding you back and leaving you feeling frustrated.

Something to know about my approach is:

We'll work at your pace to practice proven strategies for social anxiety, stress management, and organization to meet your goals. Let’s work to to improve your confidence & connection and relieve your stress and frustrations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Young Professionals
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Dr.  Vinita Menon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Brittany Bate (she/her), therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Picture of Brittany Bate (she/her), therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Lizzy Kosin
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I believe in an integrative approach that addresses the complexities of your separate life while also recognizing the impact of the environment around you.


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Picture of Lizzy  Kosin, therapist in District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Together, we will:

I believe in an integrative approach that addresses the complexities of your separate life while also recognizing the impact of the environment around you.

Something to know about my approach is:

My hope is to create a space built on trust and collaboration. The goal is to help you find areas of growth and strength within your life. The therapeutic process should be adaptable, human, creative, and it should actually WORK.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Life Adjustment
  • Personal Development
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Lizzy  Kosin remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland