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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Nahed Barakat
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Understand patterns of behavior and self that have potentially gotten in your way of living the life you want. We will dive deep into your value system to understand whether you're living your own life, or the life you were told you should live.


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Together, we will:

Understand patterns of behavior and self that have potentially gotten in your way of living the life you want. We will dive deep into your value system to understand whether you're living your own life, or the life you were told you should live.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have a collaborative approach that helps clients feel safe, empowered, and help assess their readiness for change. As opposed to popular belief, there might not be a breakthrough or a light bulb moment, but it will be a steady process of insight.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Identity
  • Multicultural Identity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Women
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Ruth Viehoff
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Better cope with anxiety and worry; Let go of urgency; Understand and empathize with yourself and your past; Learn skills to soothe emotion and feel empowered in making changes; Bridge the gap between where you are & where you want to be


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Better cope with anxiety and worry; Let go of urgency; Understand and empathize with yourself and your past; Learn skills to soothe emotion and feel empowered in making changes; Bridge the gap between where you are & where you want to be

Something to know about my approach is:

I blend processing your feelings and past experiences with learning and practicing new skills to soothe anxiety, show up more authentically for yourself, and set boundaries. I collaborate with my clients to ensure that treatment is working for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Childhood Issues
  • Family of Origin
  • Gen Z
  • Millenials
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
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Dr. Aaron Weiner
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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll act as 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 anxiety, trauma, and addiction.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
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Dr. Aaron Weiner 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, North Carolina, N...