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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)

Whether you are located in downtown Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Carolyn Hoffmann
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utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered style to support you through difficult times. I value modeling what trust and support can look like in your daily life.


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utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered style to support you through difficult times. I value modeling what trust and support can look like in your daily life.

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I use a balance of listening and open-ended questions to really understand your life experiences. In my approach, I prioritize connection and reasonable expectations as we identify together what sustainable change means for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Career Change
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Children
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Attain the personal growth and goals which you are seeking by exploring, understanding, and transforming patterns that no longer serve you. We will also gain insight into the way you relate to yourself, others and the world around you.


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Attain the personal growth and goals which you are seeking by exploring, understanding, and transforming patterns that no longer serve you. We will also gain insight into the way you relate to yourself, others and the world around you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I received specialized training in various evidence-based treatment modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and ADHD assessment and treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Adult ADHD
  • Alcohol
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assessments
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
  • Body Image
  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Grief
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Regulation
  • Social Media Use
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Women
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make change in your life, work towards your goals, process life events and build useful coping skills. I can help you be in control of your emotions, manage stress without problem behaviors and be present in your life.


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make change in your life, work towards your goals, process life events and build useful coping skills. I can help you be in control of your emotions, manage stress without problem behaviors and be present in your life.

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I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and work with clients struggling with managing emotions, dealing with stress, being mindful and have interpersonal issues.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Mood Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
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Look at previous relationships with self and others and emotions to establish goals and help create actual changes. I include skills teaching in my sessions, so come ready to work!


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Look at previous relationships with self and others and emotions to establish goals and help create actual changes. I include skills teaching in my sessions, so come ready to work!

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is about meeting you where you are at, meaning if you are still deciding whether to discuss something, there is no need for me to push you. I hope gradually building on our relationship will help you feel more comfortable sharing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse
  • Borderline Personality
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.


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Figure out what is causing your current difficulties, craft a plan for you to get better, and get you there. Change is possible, with the right guide.

Something to know about my approach is:

I run an adherent DBT program with all modes of DBT. We also do CBT, EMDR for Trauma and we are LGBTQIA+ affirming.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Isolation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
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Laura Richardson remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North C...