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We found 35 providers with an interest in dialectical behavior therapy near Kirkland, WA.

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Antoinette Evans, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
12025 115th Avenue Ne; D200
Kirkland, WA
 

Ms. Toni Evans works as a family therapist and counselor in Kirkland, WA and Normandy Park, WA. Ms. Evans's areas of expertise include behavior therapy, depression, and adoption issues. She has an open panel.

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Michael Thomas Byrne
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Naturopathy
6300 9th Avenue Ne
Seattle, WA
 

Mr. Michael Byrne's areas of specialization are family therapy, counseling, and naturopathy. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, nutrition counseling, and narrative therapy. Mr. Byrne takes Regence, LifeWise, and Most Insurance Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jean K Hammel
Specializes in Counseling
12025 115th Avenue Ne; #200
Kirkland, WA
 

Ms. Jean Hammel's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, child abuse, and domestic abuse. Ms. Hammel takes Regence, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
818 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Timothy Popanz works as a psychologist in Seattle, WA. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He accepts Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Popanz is open to new patients.

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Laura Marie Pucher, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
2025 112th Avenue Ne, Suite 100, Office 1; Bellewood Office Park
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Laura Pucher's areas of specialization are counseling and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Bellevue, WA. Ms. Pucher's areas of expertise include the following: child abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. She is open to new patients.

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Susan Begin Begin-Burns, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2370 130th Avenue Ne; Suite 106
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Susan Burns specializes in family therapy and counseling. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy.

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Dr. Russell Brett Hanford, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1728 E Madison Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Russell Hanford's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Hanford honors Magellan Health Services, Regence, and LifeWise, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mary A Kenney, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15600 Redmond Way; Suite 201
Redmond, WA
 

Dr. Mary Kenney specializes in psychology and practices in Vancouver, WA and Redmond, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kenney include behavior therapy, depression, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Kenney takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Counseling
1000 Minor Avenue; Suite 405
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Janet Wisinger works as a counselor. Ms. Wisinger's clinical interests include depression, narrative therapy, and suicide.

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Ryan Mebust, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
5524 157th Drive Ne
Redmond, WA
 

Mr. Ryan Mebust's specialties are family therapy and counseling. He practices in Bellevue, WA and Redmond, WA. Mr. Mebust's areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, body dysmorphic disorder, and depression. He honors Magellan Health Services, Regence, Anthem, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Emily Wood, MA
Specializes in Counseling
2366 Eastlake Avenue E; #305
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Emily Wood specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Wood include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and dialectical behavior therapy.

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Michael John Sibrava, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
600 Broadway
Seattle, WA
 

Mr. Michael Sibrava's specialties are counseling and psychotherapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy.

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Specializes in Counseling
444 Ravenna Boulevard; Suite 301
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Wendy Maurer practices counseling in Seattle, WA. Ms. Maurer's areas of expertise include self-harm, depression, and life transitions. She honors First Choice Health insurance.

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Dr. Susanna Nell Kanther-Raz, PsyD, MS
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
40 Lake Bellevue Drive; Suite 250
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Susanna Kanther-Raz's specialties are psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. She practices in Bellevue, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanther-Raz include acceptance and commitment therapy, couples therapy, and guided imagery.

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Holly Ann Brewer, MA
Specializes in Counseling
8401 5th Avenue Ne; Suite 102
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Holly Brewer specializes in counseling and practices in Seattle, WA. Ms. Brewer's areas of expertise include the following: conflict mediation, couples therapy, and counseling services.

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Carl Golden, MA, MS
Specializes in Other, Counseling, Psychotherapy
6016 Ne Bothell Way; Suite G, Office 1
Kenmore, WA
 

Mr. Carl Golden practices counseling and psychotherapy in Kenmore, WA and Granite Falls, WA. Mr. Golden's areas of expertise include the following: depression, person-centered therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He is in-network for Regence, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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.