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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 Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • 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

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Kansas City
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Kansas City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Read more Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Read more Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Read more Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Read more Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Read more I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Read more Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Read more I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Read more Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Kansas City is located at 4010 Washington St, 2nd Fl-STE 201, Kansas City, MO 64111, near West 40th Street.

Phone number

(816) 722-2967

Languages spoken by MO providers

  • English
  • Japanese
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