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We found 6 providers with an interest in dialectical behavior therapy and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Patrick Joseph Kennelly, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
528 W Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Kennelly practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennelly include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennelly accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennelly's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Suicide, Education Consultation, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Roberta Shirley Gruntorad Vondrak, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
Woodland Building, 101 Royce Road; Suite 10
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Ms. Roberta Vondrak is a counselor and addiction therapist in Plainfield, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include behavior therapy, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Vondrak takes.

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All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Gottman Method Couples ... (Read more)

Stephanie D Willis
Specializes in Psychology, Other, Counseling
1754 N Washington Street; Suite 104
Naperville, IL
 

Ms. Stephanie Willis specializes in psychology and counseling and practices in Chicago, IL and Naperville, IL. Ms. Willis's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, conflict mediation, and narrative therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She speaks Spanish.

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Shannon E Merkin
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
2272 95th Street; Suite 305, Office 1
Naperville, IL
 

Ms. Shannon Merkin works as a family therapist, social worker, and counselor in Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Merkin include acceptance and commitment therapy, group therapy services, and family therapy services. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Jennifer B Foley, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
1754 N Washington Street; Suite 104
Naperville, IL
 

Ms. Jennifer Foley practices counseling and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Mollie Elana Holman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 312
Naperville, IL
 

Ms. Mollie Holman works as a social worker and psychotherapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: person-centered therapy, parenting issues, and couples therapy. Ms. Holman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness, Object Relations Therapy, Clinical ... (Read more)

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) that was originally developed to help the most severely mentally ill and depressed patients accept therapy. It relies on the same concept in CBT that examines the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and actions, but in DBT the emphasis is first on acceptance rather than change. There is also an emphasis on mindfulness, ‘being in the moment,’ and relaxation techniques such as yoga. These are combined with a great deal of validation and encouragement from the therapist.

The word ‘dialectical’ means acting through opposing forces, and this word refers to a few different opposing concepts in DBT:
  • The therapy combines traditional Western psychotherapy techniques with Eastern religious philosophy.
  • Patients must learn that life, thoughts, and feelings are not all black and white -- there are many shades of grey.
  • The therapy works on accepting and validating the patient for being where they are at the moment while also encouraging them to change for the better.

Dialectical behavior therapy was developed when therapists attempting to use CBT techniques on the most seriously ill patients ran into a problem. When they suggested that a patient change their thoughts, these very vulnerable patients would become overwhelmed and turn aggressive or suicidal. DBT was developed to support these patients with acceptance and validation while still guiding them towards changing problematic thoughts. Although also used for suicidal and self-harming patients today, these days, DBT is mainly used to treat borderline personality disorder. It is one of the few effective interventions for this serious illness.

DBT has been shown to be very effective at reducing self-destructive behavior. It can also be used to teach new coping skills and increase a patient’s self-esteem and motivation to become healthier.