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1,915 people sought dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help in Pennsylvania 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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Victoria DiPinto

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What is your go-to approach for dialectical behavior therapy?

My go to approach for helping people with DBT is to teach skills that help with emotion regulation, managing crises, communication, and tolerating distress.

What tools do you teach in dialectical behavior therapy?

I teach the following tools in DBT: distress tolerance tools, relaxation tools, and mindfulness tools.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in dialectical behavior therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in DBT when they are able to use the skills taught in therapy successfully on their own.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement dialectical behavior therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in DBT with practicing skills daily to master them.

What should someone do to prepare for starting dialectical behavior therapy?

To prepare for their first DBT session, a client can identify the current unhealthy ways they deal with emotions and how it is impacting their life.

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 Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

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$1

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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$1

Hear from our clients

4.8 Thriveworks Philadelphia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Both my individual therapist as well as my marriage counselor have been amazing.
Philadelphia Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Read more Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Read more I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Awesome.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
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★★★★★
My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Read more My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Read more Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excellent first session with Grace. Looking forward to the next one.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Glad first visit. It’s been a very positive experience so far.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and N 18th St., approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. We currently share the building with LMQ Technology and Pearson Professional Center, among other businesses. On the opposite side of Commerce Street, next to our building, you will see the Ten Penn Center.

Phone number

(215) 398-6600

Languages spoken by PA providers

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