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We found 5 providers with an interest in dialectical behavior therapy and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Mason, OH.

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Dr. Sherry L Knapp Brown, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Addiction Therapy
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Sherry Knapp-Brown specializes in psychology and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knapp-Brown include mood disorders and dialectical behavior therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Knapp-Brown is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy Treatment, Mood Disorders

Dr. Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Robin Arthur is a psychologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Arthur is professionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Bellman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Farley is a psychologist and counselor. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Farley include mood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Dr. Farley takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mood Disorders

Dr. Brett A Dowdy, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Brett Dowdy is a psychologist. His clinical interests include mood disorders. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Dr. Dowdy honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Couples Therapy, Severe Mental Illness, Mood ... (Read more)

Michael K OHearn, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH
 

Mr. Michael Ohearn is a counselor in Mason, OH. Areas of expertise for Mr. Ohearn include mood disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. Mr. Ohearn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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All Interests: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Anxiety Disorders

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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.