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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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Anya Szumowski
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Identify and challenge those patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that are holding you back and keeping you stuck. We can work to create meaningful change that aligns with your unique values, interests, wants, and needs.


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Identify and challenge those patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that are holding you back and keeping you stuck. We can work to create meaningful change that aligns with your unique values, interests, wants, and needs.

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I provide gentle challenges and necessary tools to help you overcome difficult obstacles, while highlighting your existing strengths to cultivate growth and healing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma
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Vanja P. Buckley
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Learn specific tools to help you change and improve the aspects of your life that you wish to change. Investing in yourself can be the most rewarding process one can experience because personal growth leads to improvement in all areas of life.


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Learn specific tools to help you change and improve the aspects of your life that you wish to change. Investing in yourself can be the most rewarding process one can experience because personal growth leads to improvement in all areas of life.

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I have a passion for emotional wellness, self-discovery, and empowerment and am dedicated to helping individuals who seek personal growth and development, healing from painful feelings and memories, and coping with anxiety and difficult life changes.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Communication Skills
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma
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Christyn Modica
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Begin to understand and map out a path to the life you want for yourself. We will explore life experiences, beliefs about the self and the world, and gain insight to patterns that no longer serve you.


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Begin to understand and map out a path to the life you want for yourself. We will explore life experiences, beliefs about the self and the world, and gain insight to patterns that no longer serve you.

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It takes time. My approach to therapy focuses on transformation of your relationship with yourself, often addressing deeply rooted emotional pain. Healing comes from the process of gaining awareness and breaking away from survival strategies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Adult Child of Emotionally Immature Parents
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Anxious Attachment
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attachment Styles
  • Bisexuality
  • Children of Parents With Substance Use Disorders
  • Chronic Stress
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complicated Grief
  • Consensual Non-Monogamy
  • Depression
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Empowering Women
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family of Origin
  • Family Trauma
  • Feeling Lost
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief
  • Grief Due to Addiction
  • Identity
  • Jealousy
  • LGBTQ+
  • LGBTQ Family Development
  • Loneliness
  • Loving Someone with Addiction
  • Loving Someone with a Mental Health Disorder
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Parent-Adult Child Relationship
  • Polyamory
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Relational Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Skills
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Sabotage
  • Sexual Abuse
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  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Situational Grief
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  • Stress-Related Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Substance Use
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Toxic Families
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Nora Weiser
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I am passionate about collaborating with clients in the therapeutic process, empowering them to take steps towards healing by utilizing their inherent wisdom and strengths. We will work together to achieve your treatment goals!


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I am passionate about collaborating with clients in the therapeutic process, empowering them to take steps towards healing by utilizing their inherent wisdom and strengths. We will work together to achieve your treatment goals!

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I have specialized experience and training helping individuals through trauma, anxiety, depression, and more, and approach treatment through a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach. I am EMDR trained through EMDRIA and offer EMDR therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
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Jenn Parretta
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Together we can explore sexuality, mental health, and creativity to enhance your relationships. I offer support in communicating your needs and desires, finding your passions in life, and embracing your true self.


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Together we can explore sexuality, mental health, and creativity to enhance your relationships. I offer support in communicating your needs and desires, finding your passions in life, and embracing your true self.

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Talking about emotions, sex, or passions in life can be uncomfortable, especially to a stranger. That's why I offer alternatives to traditional talk therapy. I use art, music, movement, nature, and EMDR to create a treatment plan unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Anxiety
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anorgasmia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety in Relationships
  • Artists and Creative Personalities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Birth Trauma
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Body Image
  • Bulimia
  • Childbirth
  • College Students
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Compulsive Sexuality/Hypersexuality
  • Couples
  • Couples Sex Therapy
  • Creative Expression
  • Creatives
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Entrepreneurial Women
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • First Responders
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Healing From Relationships
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Mild Depression
  • Mismatched Sex Drives
  • New Parent
  • Open Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Prenatal
  • PTSD from Abuse
  • Queer
  • Relationship Skills
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self-Expression
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sex Workers
  • Teenagers
  • Teen Anxiety
  • Teen Depression
  • Teen Girls
  • Trauma
  • Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Vaginismus
  • Young Adults
  • Young Men
  • Young Professionals
  • Young Women
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