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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in River Grove, 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 River Grove, the suburbs of River Grove, other nearby places such as Franklin Park, Melrose Park, 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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Dr. Brian Curtis
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work to create an individualized plan to immediately begin making progress towards your values-based goals. You deserve to live a deeper, more connected, creative, exciting, authentic life! Reach out to me today to start this life changing work.


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work to create an individualized plan to immediately begin making progress towards your values-based goals. You deserve to live a deeper, more connected, creative, exciting, authentic life! Reach out to me today to start this life changing work.

Something to know about my approach is:

My job is to help you discover (or re-discover) what truly matters across many domains of your life: Intimate relationships, work, family, friendships, health, leisure, & more. Anxiety, trauma, & difficulty sleeping are obstacles to this new life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic stress
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Internal Values Work
  • Mindfulness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Andrew Ritchie
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Discover what is making you anxious and find a way to help you work with your brain and not against it. We will work as a team to find what skills you need in your toolbox to make life work for you. Your anxious thoughts don't have to rule your day.


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Together, we will:

Discover what is making you anxious and find a way to help you work with your brain and not against it. We will work as a team to find what skills you need in your toolbox to make life work for you. Your anxious thoughts don't have to rule your day.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize my knowledge to find ways to help you get relief from the negative thoughts you're having. I respect your strengths and work with you to find where these meet. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach and I'll be with you each step.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Overachievers
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress
  • Young Professionals
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Dr. Sheena Sikorski
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Help you feel more accepting of yourself when you make mistakes, quiet your harsh inner critic so you feel less anxiety and shame, and increase your confidence to speak up instead of people-pleasing.


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Together, we will:

Help you feel more accepting of yourself when you make mistakes, quiet your harsh inner critic so you feel less anxiety and shame, and increase your confidence to speak up instead of people-pleasing.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will work together to help you develop new, healthier habits so you feel like an upgraded version of yourself that is aligned with the person you want to be.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Body Image
  • Confidence and Self-worth
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Inadequacy
  • Internal Values Work
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Overachievers
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Self-Worth
  • Shame
  • Silencing the inner critic
  • Social Anxiety
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Dr. Sheena Sikorski 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Ariel Sheeger
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change the way you run your life. So often, clients come in with one or two acute issues and find that our work together improves so many other areas of life!


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change the way you run your life. So often, clients come in with one or two acute issues and find that our work together improves so many other areas of life!

Something to know about my approach is:

I value transparency and collaboration. We are here to strengthen your resilience, guide you toward honesty, and a higher sense of self. Also, we may even laugh together from time to time.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Couples issues
  • Kink Community
  • Open Relationships
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexuality
  • Sex worker support
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Ariel Sheeger remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Louisiana, New York
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Amanda Kozlowski
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We will discuss only what you are comfortable sharing. Most of the time this includes current work or relationship stressors, past painful experiences, thoughts, feelings, short-term and long-term goals, how to work towards goals, and ways to cope.


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Together, we will:

We will discuss only what you are comfortable sharing. Most of the time this includes current work or relationship stressors, past painful experiences, thoughts, feelings, short-term and long-term goals, how to work towards goals, and ways to cope.

Something to know about my approach is:

At the end of the day, the most important part of therapy is being able to build a trusting relationship together. I promise to see you as human first, to help you see your worth, and to honor your willingness to share your inner world.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
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Amanda Kozlowski remote and phone therapy in Illinois