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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Smyrna, GA.

 

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 Smyrna, the suburbs of Smyrna, other nearby places such as Marietta, Atlanta, or anywhere else in Georgia, 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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Christine Henegan
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Specialities include: • Individuals with Special Needs • Anxiety Disorders • Behavioral and Discipline Challenges • Self-Harm Behavior • Complicated Grief Reactions • Anger and Stress Management • Trauma and Abuse • Family and Relationship


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Together, we will:

Specialities include: • Individuals with Special Needs • Anxiety Disorders • Behavioral and Discipline Challenges • Self-Harm Behavior • Complicated Grief Reactions • Anger and Stress Management • Trauma and Abuse • Family and Relationship

Something to know about my approach is:

Christine is invested in emphasizing integrative and strengths-focused approach to mental health. She is particularly concerned with challenging negative thought patterns and improving interventions to support emotional, physical, and relationship.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Trauma
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Crystal Hamilton
Together, we will:

Unpack trauma with mindful movement to develop the practice of making choices and feeling present in the body. Explore intersectional identity (i.e., which is open to LGBT+, race, spirituality, religion, and other identity affiliations/alliances). 


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Together, we will:

Unpack trauma with mindful movement to develop the practice of making choices and feeling present in the body. Explore intersectional identity (i.e., which is open to LGBT+, race, spirituality, religion, and other identity affiliations/alliances). 

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe in a holistic approach to treatment with an emphasis on mind-body connection. I strive for individuals to have a brave space to discover their own unique identity and voice.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • multicultural identity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Racial Trauma
  • Racism
  • Social Justice
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Crystal Hamilton remote and phone therapy in Florida, Georgia
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Lily Kaufmann
Together, we will:

Develop a shared understanding of your goals and find new ways to approach your challenges. We may decide to focus on skill-building, processing thoughts and emotions, and/or better connecting with important people and activities in your life.


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Together, we will:

Develop a shared understanding of your goals and find new ways to approach your challenges. We may decide to focus on skill-building, processing thoughts and emotions, and/or better connecting with important people and activities in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is evidence-based, individualized, collaborative, and culturally-informed. I can offer you a different perspective, new tools for difficult situations, and a flexible, values-based approach to your psychological well-being.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Picture of April Kitchens, therapist in Georgia, South Carolina
April Kitchens
Together, we will:

work to identify the steps needed to reach your treatment goals. Our work will focus on developing the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage your emotions, handle distress, problem-solve, and help you build the life you want.


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Together, we will:

work to identify the steps needed to reach your treatment goals. Our work will focus on developing the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage your emotions, handle distress, problem-solve, and help you build the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I tend to be more eclectic and individualized to your specific needs. I tend to draw from multiple modalities, including but not limited to CBT, DBT, MI, SFBT, and various trauma therapies, including TF-CBT and CPT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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April Kitchens remote and phone therapy in Georgia, South Carolina
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Natasha Kennedy
Together, we will:

Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...


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Picture of Natasha Kennedy, therapist in Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina
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Together, we will:

Whatever you bring into session we can work on. If you do not bring something in, we will start there because that usually means something too...

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a straight shooter and only work with teens/college students and their families so I am very comfortable navigating whatever comes up for you all. I am not only there for you during the session as that is not the only time the work happens.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family Therapy
  • high achieving
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
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Natasha Kennedy remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina