DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teaches practical tools and skills to manage emotions better, get through distressing situations, improve relationships, and change behaviors that cause problems in the present.

This evidence-based approach was developed in the late 1980’s to address symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. But, as is the case with so many valid and effective treatments, it has successfully been applied to a much wider range of mental health issues. These include ADD, bipolar, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, self-harm, addictions and suicidality.

In DBT sessions you will be working on both acceptance and change, practicing both tolerating that things are the way they are while at the same time developing skills that will give you a new experience and improve your relationships with others. You will also  learn to analyze problems or destructive behaviors and practice replacing them with more effective ones. Usually, there are associated thoughts and beliefs that keep you in the suffering and in DBT you will learn how to shift those so that your belief system is working FOR you, not AGAINST you.  People who engage in DBT learn to communicate effectively and work together as a team. In the process, they are encouraged to recognize their strengths and attributes and intentionally cultivate and use them. To learn more about the skills and lessons, see this site.

Heather  Thiel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Nonjudgmental, Caring

Anxiety/Depression Coping

CBT and Mindfulness

Sorry! Heather is not accepting new clients at this time.
Elizabeth Duffey Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples and Relationship Issues

Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

Life Transitions

Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Lorelei Qunibi Therapy Austin

Warm, empathetic, nonjudgmental 

Life transitions, identity, self-acceptance, and self-compassion 

CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Attachment


Taylor Mulmi Therapy Austin

Warm, Non-judgmental, Genuine 

Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Discovery 

Person-Centered, Mindfulness, ACT,  value and strength based, LGBTQIA+ Affirming


Courtney Alexander Therapy Austin

Strengths-based Focused, Person Centered, and Affirming 

Depression and Anxiety 

LGBTQIA+ Ally, Trauma-informed


Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Grief and Loss

EMDR

Communication Issues

Elisha Wynn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Grief and Loss 

Spirituality


Lindsay Burns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples & Relationship Issues

Anxiety, Depression & Grief Counseling

Person-Centered Style, CBT, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Maria  Cordero Robinson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

Mindfulness and Person-Centered

Sorry! Maru is not accepting new clients at this time.
Courtney Caudill Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Compassionate and client centered

Depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, trauma informed care

Lgbtqia+ & POC affirming, sex positive and women issue focused for ALL women

Aayeh Falahat Therapy Austin

Person-Centered & Trauma-Informed Care 

Multicultural Identity, Attachment Wounds, Inner Child Healing 

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming


Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, Specialized in Couples 

Decades of Life experiences 

Warm and Supportive 

Relationship and Communication Challenges 

Life Transitions & Career Exploration


Monica Rosario Therapy Austin

Warm, Trauma-informed, Collaborative, Humor, Empowerment 

Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Stress, Grief & Loss 

Life transitions, Healthy Boundaries & Relationships, Self-Compassion


Sorry! Monica is not accepting new clients at this time.
Katherine Collier Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Grief and Loss

Family of Origin

Trauma-Informed

Jeanelle  Turner Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Open-Minded, Supportive, Compassionate, Fun

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

Coping Skills, Communication, CBT, Solution Focused

Rachel Carley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

DBT skills, Strength-based, and CBT 

Self-Esteem, Self-care, and Mindfulness 

Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, and Trauma


Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Charity Vizcaino-Strand Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Warm, Authentic, Affirming 

Personal growth/exploration, boundary setting, feminist, strengths-based approach to healing from sexual and domestic abuse, mind/body education 

Inner Child work, self-compassion, values, mindfulness


Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Roxanne Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Relationship Issues

Sorry! Roxy is not accepting new clients at this time.
Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

Sorry! Alex is not accepting new clients at this time.
Susan Hilton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Stephen  Waller-De La Rosa Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Life Transitions, Anxiety, Spirituality

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities

Integrative, Strengths-Based, Depth-Oriented

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Adriana Quintero Celestino Therapy Austin

Strength Based, Collaborative, Trauma-Informed 

Life Transitions, Relational Issues, Addictive Behavior 

Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion


Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Alex Barshop Therapy Austin

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD


Gurjit Kaur Therapy Austin

Couples and Family Issues 

Anxiety and Stress 

Culturally Sensitive


Catherine Dilger Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma Informed Care

Strengths-Based, Direct and Supportive

Non-Judgmental and Collaborative

Molly Kazemi Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Self-acceptance, Attachment 

Meaning making after loss, Relationship dynamics 

Identity affirming and Open


Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

Glory Cassagnol Therapy Austin

Spiritual, Trauma-Informed, Culturally competent, and motivating National Certified Counselor 

Military/Veterans, Anxiety, Depression, and Personality Disorders, Crisis Intervention Strategies, & Cooccurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders 

Neurodivergent, Open & Realistic


Allison Turner Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss 

Couples and Individuals, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth, and Body Positivity 

Safe environment for all body types, cultural and religious beliefs, relationship types, and sexualities (LGBTQIA+ Affirming)


Tryna Jackson Therapy Austin

Life transitions, anxiety, and depression 

Safe space for all body types, religions, and sexualities! 

Mindfulness and Person-centered


Melissa Quackenbush Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self-Love, and Acceptance

Developing Healthier Behaviors, Habits, and Relationships

Warm, Affirming, Authentic

Sorry! Melissa is not accepting new clients at this time.
Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Rebekah Johns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Outliers & Underrepresented 

Relational Cultural Therapy


Daniella Catalfumo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Board Certified Art Therapist 

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Attachment, Identity and Life Transitions 

Positive, Strength-Based Therapy. Incorporates mindfulness and elements of Jungian analysis.

Jason Pearce Therapy Austin

Genuine, Open-minded and Warm 

Substance use, Life Transitions, Personal Growth 

ACT, CBT, and Solution-Focused


Kara Allen Therapy Austin

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

Anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Samantha Simms Therapy Austin

Warm, Curious, Compassionate

Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Julia Shirar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma-Informed, Dissociation, Anxiety

Person-Centered, Culturally Sensitive, and Accepting

Creativity Therapy, Somatically-Informed, Dream Work

Madeleine Brunk Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Olivia Tomlin Therapy Austin

Genuine, sense of humor, compassionate 

Trauma-informed, addiction recovery, athletic success 

Life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss


Colton Seggern Therapy Austin

Authentic, Curious, Compassionate

Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

Kimberly Lacorte Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Art Therapist, Creative Expression Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Grief and Loss

Sorry! Kim is not accepting new clients at this time.
Ellen Fencl Therapy Austin

Artistic, playful, creative, warm, funny, accepting 

Art therapy! self-expression, creative vision, imagination, and inspiration 

Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss


Winona Rapose Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship/Attachment Issues. 

Person-Centered, CBT-Based, ACT-Based 

Empathetic, Relational, Holistic


Micaela Hernandez Therapy Austin

Collaborative, Empathetic, Strengths based 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Culturally Sensitive, Identity Affirming 

Anxiety, Chronic/Lifelong Illness, Grief and Loss, Depression


Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Alexandra Hale Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Open-Minded, Integrative

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety

Mind-Body, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Psychology

Amanda Gonzalez Richardson Therapy Austin

Genuine 

Open 

Passionate


Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Gina Rodriguez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Overcoming Self-Doubt 

Healing Relational and Attachment Wounds 

Combines Practical Tools With Insight-Building Strategies


Sorry! Gina is not accepting new clients at this time.
Vanessa Dunham Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in chronic illness, cancer, and chronic pain counseling 
Compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative 
Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss counseling
Matthew Jernigan Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Trauma, Identity Formation

Collaborative, Relational, Authentic

Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Sex-Positive

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

Kathleen Cullather Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Warm, Wholehearted, and Non-Judgmental

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Resilience, Humor, and Meaning-Making

Bryna  Dye Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Authentic, Empathetic, and Curious

Relationship Challenges, Feeling Overwhelmed, Life Skills

Emotional Disconnection, Anxiety, Depression

Sorry! Bryna is not accepting new clients at this time.
Rachel Bono Therapy Austin

Person-centered, LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety 

Relational, Accepting, Integrative


Mona  Amin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

Melanie Dyer Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Feminist, Social Justice-Oriented

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Authentic, Person-Centered, and Strengths-Based Relational Counseling

Louise  Sawaki Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Troubled Childhood

Anxiety and Depression

Relationship Issues

Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, IFS, IPNB 

Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness



Alice Kelly Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Trauma-Informed, EMDR Trained
Familial and Relational Issues, Communication Issues, Trauma
Client-centered, Collaborative, Empathetic, Non-Judgmental
William Maria Rain-Shadid Therapy Austin

Trauma, Dissociation, and Anxiety

Disability and LGBTQQIA+ affirming

Strengths-Based, trauma-Informed, Mindfulness, CBT

Sorry! Billie is not accepting new clients at this time.
Kelci Ellis Therapy Austin

Trauma 

Anxiety 

Depression


Sorry! Kelci is not accepting new clients at this time.
Mohadev  Bhattacharyya Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Nonjudgmental

Becoming Unstuck, Self-Development

Bicultural

Evelina Matveyev Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness 

EMDR Trained, LGBTQIA + and Neurodivergence Affirming


Sorry! Eve is not accepting new clients at this time.
Adam Jimenez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Domestic Violence Prevention, EMDR Trained and Trauma-Inform

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Anxiety

Shame, Loss, and Taming the Inner Critic

Morgan  Shingle Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Family of Origin Issues, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries 

Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Mindfulness 

Person-Centered, Integrative, Long-term Healing

Sorry! Morgan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Krista Britton Therapy Austin

Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Codependency 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression 

Life Transitions, Career Transitions, Personal Growth


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