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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that was originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice. DBT may be the first therapy that has been experimentally demonstrated to be generally effective in treating BPD. A meta-analysis found that DBT reached moderate effects. Research indicates that DBT is also effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-injury. Recent work suggests its effectiveness with sexual abuse survivors and chemical dependency.

Check out our groups for updates on new services, and read more about our providers offering DBT therapy:

Amparo Penny, MA, LPC

David Spann, MSSW, LCSW, LCAS

Cara Lutzow, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Sharon Stone, PhD, LCSW

Jenny Tart, MA, LPC
Vivian Buhrman, MSW, LCSW

Tara Escalante, MSW, LCSW

Maureen Gomringer, MSW, LCSW

Jeffrey Miller, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Pat Williams, MSW, LCSW

Elizabeth Corbett, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Sasha Frinzl, MSW, LCSW

Matthew Wolf, MSW, LCSW
Wake Forest
Meredith Hailey, MSW, LCSW, CH

Jeffrey Miller, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW



Dolan Williams, MSW, LCSW

Wellness Center
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