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What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)?

At Thriveworks, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) primarily concentrates on assisting individuals in emotion regulation, enhancing interpersonal relationships, and acquiring effective coping strategies for managing stress and emotional difficulties.

How does DBT work?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) targets your personal challenges. You may work with your DBT therapist to maintain diary cards to monitor progress, emphasizing validation and support in the therapeutic relationship. DBT follows a stage-based approach, prioritizing crisis reduction initially and life satisfaction.

What is DBT best used for?

DBT was initially developed to address the needs of individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, its versatile approach has enabled its application to a wide range of mental health conditions, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger issues.

What are the 4 pillars of DBT?

The 4 pillars of DBT are mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.

Is DBT better than EMDR?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) have distinct purposes and aren't inherently superior or inferior to one another. DBT is most effective for managing emotional regulation, personality disorders, and interpersonal challenges, while EMDR is specifically tailored for individuals with trauma-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What's better: CBT or DBT?

The selection between Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) hinges on an individual's distinct requirements and the specific nature of their concerns. CBT is commonly preferred for a broad spectrum of conditions like anxiety and depression, whereas DBT stands out in aiding individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder and challenges associated with emotional regulation.

Is DBT conducted in person or online?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with therapists at Thriveworks in Atlanta, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many months is DBT?

The duration of a standard DBT program is typically around 24 weeks, which is roughly six months. The actualnumber of sessions will vary depending on the issues you wish to address.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Atlanta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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Hear from our clients

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My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Read more My experience has been only outstanding. I was reminded routinely of upcoming appointments, my doctor was always punctual, and my session’s always left me feeling better because I was given an expert advice on how to go forward.
Anne Feb 2024
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I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Read more I look forward to my times with Dr. Barbara Sims-King, she has been fantastic. She is always punctual, consoling, thought provoking and most of all helpful.
Anne Feb 2024
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My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Read more My therapist Sydney Kilpatrick was awesome. She listened intentionally and was great at helping me navigate my feelings/emotions. I looked forward to every session. Highly recommended.
Andrianna Jan 2024
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Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Read more Overall, the experience has been good but my nurse practitioner forgot to refill my medication prescription before Christmas and now I’m out, waiting for everyone to get back from the holidays. I understand mistakes happen, but it super important to not forget to refill patient medications … that is something I don’t think deserves a lot of wiggle room for mistakes because it so fundamental to this profession.
Chasen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Read more Ms. Angela Murray helped me w/ the grief of losing my mama (3) yrs. ago. & other issues that no other counselor has ever helped me w/. I want to say thank you. i would refer Ms. Angela Murray to anyone I know. I would rate her (5).
Atlanta Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Atlanta is on the corner of Piedmont Road NE and Burke Road NE. Our building is across the street from a Waffle House and BP Gas Station.

Phone number

(678) 679-8404

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