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1,852 people sought dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety

As a woman with hidden disabilities, I understand the need for a compassionate space to gently manage challenges in life, self-reflection, and identit... As a woman with hidden disabilities, I understand the need for a compassionate space to gently manage challenges in life, self-reflection, and identity development. Read more

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Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +5 more

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Starting Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

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 Cambridge, MA 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 Cambridge therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cambridge
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.8 Thriveworks Cambridge reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Read more I have been working with Melissa Bryant for more than a year. I feel that over time our therapy sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I intend to continue working with Melissa for the foreseeable future. She’s a peach!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Great representation.
Cambridge Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Good
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Been good so far
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Couldn’t be happier.
Cambridge Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Read more Counselors are warm and upfront. I haven’t left a session yet without feeling like I have gained some perspective.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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★★★★★
So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Read more So far, so good. It’s been good to chat with someone but I want to see where this will lead and far I’ll grow.
Cambridge Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Grateful to have found your practice.
Cambridge Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is near Cooper Park, off of Centre Street and Hancock Street.

Phone number

(617) 764-9202

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
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