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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 Louisiana from Alexandria to Shreveport or even Lafayette, 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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Amanda Reagan
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We will create a therapy journey that is both transparent and cathartic.


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Together, we will:

We will create a therapy journey that is both transparent and cathartic.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am humanistic in my approach to therapy. I pull from different therapeutic orientations to ensure the process is individualized to a client’s needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • Life Balance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Teen issues
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Julie Benoit
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Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.


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Together, we will:

Explore the thoughts and emotions that are troubling you. Perhaps you have noticed a negative pattern that you would like to break. We will work on increasing your self confidence and provide some tools so that you can find peace of mind.

Something to know about my approach is:

My counseling philosophy is one with both acceptance and change. I believe that people do the best that they can, but can also do better. I will share with you the skills that I have seen work for other people who want to improve their life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
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Julie Benoit remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
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Darrell RENFRO, Ph.D., LPC-S
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Clients will identify, process, and learn skills/techniques that may be used to resolve negative thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors associated with past negative experiences, including trauma.


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Clients will identify, process, and learn skills/techniques that may be used to resolve negative thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors associated with past negative experiences, including trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have almost 20 years of experience in the social services field. I see the therapist-client relations as a partnership. I am solution-focused and understand the basic fundamental concept of working with others for the betterment of the entirety.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Crisis
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Men's Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Darrell RENFRO, Ph.D., LPC-S remote and phone therapy in Louisiana
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Leslie Boyett
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work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.


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Together, we will:

work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a direct, reality-based approach that holds you accountable for change. If you are willing to challenge your thinking and embrace change, you will build the resiliency that you need in order to face difficult life circumstances.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Nutrition
  • Spirituality
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Leslie Boyett remote and phone therapy in Louisiana