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

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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 Peoria, AZ 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 Peoria therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Peoria
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 Peoria reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Read more I have worked with Melissa in a professional capacity and have watched her increased ability to work with clients with many different needs. During one phase of Melissa's professional experience, she lead a group therapy practice. Many people traveled great distances in the metropolitan Phoenix area, specifically to attend her group. Melissa is insightful and organized as she compassionately helps guide clients toward their ultimate goal of recovery and health.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Read more I am a colleague of Melissa Bowen's and she is a warm and compassionate counselor who is very passionate about her calling. I believe that we are called by God to share our God-given gifts with others and Melissa's gifts are her ability to meet her clients where they are in life and to offer insight and empathy and to provide guidance through difficult and sometimes painful situations and to help them realize that they all have worth and value in God's eyes and are accepted no matter what our circumstances.
Peoria Aug 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Peoria is located off W Thunderbird Road, getween N 94th Ave and N 93rd Ave. We currently share a building in the Plaza Del Rio Center with Anthem Medical Center, among other businesses. Next door, near 93rd Ave, is Medstar Academy.

Phone number

(623) 263-3972

Languages spoken by AZ providers

  • English
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