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Therapy Styles Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Salveo-Dialectical

Emotion regulation & distress tolerance

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1970s by Marsha Linehan, an American psychologist. DBT is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but is more effective for individuals who experience clinically intense emotional responses to distressing situations.

“Dialectical” means combining opposite ideas. DBT focuses on helping people accept the reality of their lives and their behaviors, as well as helping them learn to change their lives, including dysfunctional behaviors and patterns.

DBT is especially effective in treating the following concerning issues:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction and substance use disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD) 

The above conditions are believed to be associated with dysfunctional efforts to control negative emotions. DBT therapists assist clients with incorporating coping strategies which facilitate a more balanced emotional state.

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Meet ourDBT Therapists

  • ASHLEE-JO-BLOUNT)-1

    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Kirkland, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Complex Trauma, Addiction, Self Esteem, Women's Issues, Grief, Interpersonal Issues, LGBTQIA+ Support, ADHD, Autism, OCD

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    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Behavioral Issues, Stress Management, Relationship and Family Conflicts, Social and Interpersonal Hardships, Life Adjustments and Transitions, Substance and Alcohol Use, ADHD, OCD, Autism

  • JULIA-DIGENAN-1

    Locations: Salvéo Youth Counseling, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Self-Esteem Issues, Mood Disorders, Trauma and Abuse, Stress Management, Panic, Women's Issues, LGBTQIA+ Support, OCD

  • SOPHIE-EDELMAN-1

    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Eating Disorders, OCD, Anxiety, Trauma/ PTSD, Religious Trauma, Gender Identity Exploration, Depression

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    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Individuals & Couples, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ Support, Multicultural & Biracial Issues, Addiction

  • ALEXIS-ZEVNICK-HIPP-1

    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Redmond, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Relationship issues, Trauma, Sexual issues, Life transitions, Depression, Infidelity, Betrayal trauma, Anxiety, Sexual trauma

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    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Kirkland, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Family Dynamics, Self-Care & Lifestyle Habits, Performance & Sports, ADHD, Autism, OCD, Anger Management, Bipolar, LGBTQIA+ Support

  • IRIS-LE-1

    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Chronic Health Conditions, Borderline Personality Disorder, Multicultural Issues, Eating Disorders, Infertility, OCD, Bipolar, Grief, Pregnancy Stress

  • ASHLEY-LINN-1

    Ashley Linn

    PsyD, LMHC

    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Kirkland, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Relational Issues, Work/School Stress, LGBTQIA+ (including gender questioning/transitioning), Adjustment Disorders, Self-Harm, Military Stressors (service members & dependents), Eating disorder

  • JUSTINE-NAY-1

    Justine Nay

    LMHC, SUD

    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Trauma, Individuals Struggling with Relationships, School Stress, LGBTQIA+ Support, Chronic Illness, Infertility, OCD, Anger Management

  • KATIE-SCHMITZ-1

    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+ Support, Mood Disorders, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, School Stress, Trauma, Abuse, Women's Issues, Couples Counseling

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    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions, Salvéo Youth Counseling

    Helps with: Individuals, Couples & Families, Anxiety, Depression, Identity & Purpose, Stress Management, Academic Stress, ADHD, Autism, Eating Disorders, Abuse, Anger Management, Bipolar, Grief, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Suicidal Thoughts, Parenting

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    Locations: Salvéo Youth Counseling, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Bipolar, Parenting, Cultural Issues, Domestic Violence Recovery, Depression, Family Dysfunction, LGBTQIA+ Support, Chronic Medical Illness, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Panic, Phobias, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Self Esteem, Stress, Self Harm, Women's Issues, Emotional Regulation, Pregnancy Stress, Postpartum Disorders 

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    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Redmond, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief, Chronic Medical Illness, Stress Management, Bipolar Disorder, End of Life Stages, Major Life Transitions

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    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Anxiety, Depression, Attachment Wounds, Life Transitions, Improving Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting, Divorce Recovery, Individuals Struggling with Family Conflict, Grief, Chronic Illness, Postpartum Disorders, Panic, Self Esteem, Stress, Work Stress, Women's Issues

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    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Redmond, Salvéo Youth Counseling, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Cultural Issues, Domestic Violence Recovery, Individuals Struggling with Family Conflict, LGBTQIA+ Support, Parenting, Postpartum Disorders, Trauma, Panic, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Women's Issues

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    Locations: Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: ADHD, Autism, Neurodivergence, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Parent/Teen Conflict, Bipolar, OCD

  • JAMIE ELVES SCREEN SHOT

    Locations: Salvéo Counseling Redmond, Virtual Telehealth Sessions

    Helps with: Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation

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