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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 Maryland from Annapolis to Rockville or even Frederick, 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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Lily Kaufmann
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Collaboratively create a treatment approach that balances reflection, processing, and skill-building. We will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.


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Collaboratively create a treatment approach that balances reflection, processing, and skill-building. We will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is evidence-based, individualized, and collaborative. You are the expert on you; I offer a space to process, explore, and work on any changes you may want to make to your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Life Transitions
  • Low motivation
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Gabriela Rios-Martinez
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embark on a journey of self-exploration and work to live more mindfully to become happier and more fulfilled.


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embark on a journey of self-exploration and work to live more mindfully to become happier and more fulfilled.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist which means I am specifically knowledgable about topics such as exploring relationships, gender, sexuality, coming out, and transitioning.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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Gabriela Rios-Martinez remote and phone therapy in Maryland
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Courtney Grossnickle
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Together, we will begin the journey of unpacking the struggles you face, Identify the problems, process through what you are experiencing, create goals, and make the life you want.


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Together, we will begin the journey of unpacking the struggles you face, Identify the problems, process through what you are experiencing, create goals, and make the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

Something to know about my approach is that I will ensure that your treatment plan is specific to you. Everyone is different and deserves an individualized treatment plan.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Depression Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Trauma
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Courtney  Grossnickle remote and phone therapy in Maryland, Virginia
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Annie Bertran
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address many areas of your life that you want support in. Many of my clients have struggled with issues including trauma, school issues, family stress, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.


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address many areas of your life that you want support in. Many of my clients have struggled with issues including trauma, school issues, family stress, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.

Something to know about my approach is:

I consider how a whole system affects each person uniquely. My experiences have taught me to remain calm no matter the crisis. I will be your steady emotional rock to lean on as you work through the difficult situations.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • School issues
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Annie Bertran remote and phone therapy in Maryland, Virginia
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Anastazyia Vareschi
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I enjoy counseling young adults and adults coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, career or relationship stress, and life changes.


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I enjoy counseling young adults and adults coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, career or relationship stress, and life changes.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a person-centered, trauma-informed therapist. My eclectic, evidence-based counseling approach draws from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and feminist lenses.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Career Development
  • Career Transitions
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Social Anxiety
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Anastazyia Vareschi remote and phone therapy in Maryland