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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)

Wherever you are located in Kansas from Hutchinson to Wichita or even Olathe, or anywhere else nearby, 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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Margarita (Maggie) Graeber
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work on your specific goals, create a safe space to talk about difficult topics, and share some laughs along the way!


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Together, we will:

work on your specific goals, create a safe space to talk about difficult topics, and share some laughs along the way!

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a strength-based approach. I use evidence based therapies (e.g. cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy (PTSD), & interpersonal therapy) to help clients gain insight and learn new ways to navigate life's challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Emotional regulation
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Skills
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Trauma Related Disorders
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Margarita (Maggie) Graeber remote and phone therapy in Florida, Kansas
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Lily Kaufmann
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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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Picture of Lily Kaufmann, therapist 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
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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, collaborative, culturally-informed, and unique to you. You are the expert on you: your goals, preferences, and feedback shape the treatment plan.

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 Dr. Bridget Jones, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, 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
Dr. Bridget Jones
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Talk about where your stress may be coming from, create goals together, and work toward living a life based on your values. Therapy can be uncomfortable at times, but through discomfort there can be change, acceptance, and happiness.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Talk about where your stress may be coming from, create goals together, and work toward living a life based on your values. Therapy can be uncomfortable at times, but through discomfort there can be change, acceptance, and happiness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take an integrative approach to therapy, using aspects from CBT, ACT, and DBT. I am also a relational therapist, meaning that I value the client-therapist relationship and believe it can be a tool for change. I value your feedback as a client.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Young Adults
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Dr. Bridget Jones remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, 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 Dr.  Vinita Menon, therapist 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
Dr. Vinita Menon
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air out those experiences of feeling like a failure and hiding in plain sight. Instead of feeling anxious while you try to do it all and push through the discomfort, I can help you focus on your core values and what really matters.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

air out those experiences of feeling like a failure and hiding in plain sight. Instead of feeling anxious while you try to do it all and push through the discomfort, I can help you focus on your core values and what really matters.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will work at your pace. I help smart, sassy, successful, and intelligent people feel more genuine and accepting of themselves so that they can feel comfortable in social situations and enjoy them.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • College Students
  • Depression
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Relationship issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Young Professionals
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Dr.  Vinita Menon 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 Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D., 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, Wisconsin
Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D.
Together, we will:

work on assisting you in living your best life and in learning skills to improve your quality of life. Many individuals I work with seek and find support related to anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment challenges, trauma, as well as grief and loss


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Picture of Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D., 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, Wisconsin
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

work on assisting you in living your best life and in learning skills to improve your quality of life. Many individuals I work with seek and find support related to anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment challenges, trauma, as well as grief and loss

Something to know about my approach is:

I am highly adept at building trust and safety when working with clients. I'm deeply passionate about clinical work and use evidence-based practice and research to inform my clinical work. I feel genuinely grateful to do this work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Golnaz Hansen, MFT, Ph.D. 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, Wisconsin