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Find Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, 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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, 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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IMARI CHILDS
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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

Something to know about my approach is:

My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Depression Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Military Service
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Veterans / Military Families
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James Searing
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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


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Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Technology Addiction
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Video game addiction
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James Searing remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
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Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Erin Braden
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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.


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Together, we will:

Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is holistic and rooted in creating a sense of safety. Just as every person is different, our work together will be unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma
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Erin Braden remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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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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VIEW PROFILE
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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Cheryl  Gibbs remote and phone therapy in Illinois