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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Aurora, IL.

 

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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Cheryl Gibbs
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Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.


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Together, we will:

Together we will work to find solutions to issues that are impacting your quality of life. We will work to find the best version of you and make that your reality moving forward. We will work together to build your inner strength and resiliency.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am person oriented, meaning your story is valid to me. I believe everyone does the best they can at the time, but we can often get stuck in unhealthy patterns. I offer individual ways to cope, accept or reinterpret situations that are distressing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
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Sarah Eisenhauer
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Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.


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Together, we will:

Come to know how your past impacts your current life, how to assert your worth & set healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to manage anxiety & stress so they are not running your life, & how to live life with ease, flexibility & resilience.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm collaborative. Therapy works best when we honor your intrinsic understanding of yourself, while also challenging old patterns & beliefs. I use an eclectic approach with effective, research-proven tools as well as talk & process-oriented work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Boundaries
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Families
  • High anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental and emotional health awareness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Patterns
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Skills
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Unmet Emotional Needs
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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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:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Repeating Patterns of Ineffective Behavior
  • 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, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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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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Picture of Dr. Aaron Weiner, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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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)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Dr. Aaron Weiner remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Kyla Dannelke
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I want to help you write your story, as you have always imagined it. Incorporating your dreams and letting go things that no longer serve you today.


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I want to help you write your story, as you have always imagined it. Incorporating your dreams and letting go things that no longer serve you today.

Something to know about my approach is:

I don’t believe therapy is one size fits all, I want to tailor it to your life and your vision! If that means sharing memes and laugh, I’m here for it!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anger Management
  • Children of Parents with Substance Use Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Employment
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education
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Kyla Dannelke remote and phone therapy in Illinois