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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 Towson, MD 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 Towson therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • 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 Towson
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 Towson reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Karen Osborne has been great to work with. She listens and provides good care. I highly recommend her and Thriveworks! Thank you.
Read more Karen Osborne has been great to work with. She listens and provides good care. I highly recommend her and Thriveworks! Thank you.
Towson Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I worked with Karen Osborn pNP for multiple years and I admire her commitment to her patients and peer staff.
Read more I worked with Karen Osborn pNP for multiple years and I admire her commitment to her patients and peer staff.
Towson Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Karen Osborne is amazing ! Listened and heard to everything I had to share. I felt easy to share. She analyzed and explained. She is a very professional and kind person. She made me feel like I was worthy of more and then, she went one step further and walked me through the process of my recovery. Not everyone can be so lucky to say the same.
Read more Karen Osborne is amazing ! Listened and heard to everything I had to share. I felt easy to share. She analyzed and explained. She is a very professional and kind person. She made me feel like I was worthy of more and then, she went one step further and walked me through the process of my recovery. Not everyone can be so lucky to say the same.
Towson Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Karen Osborne is knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, kind and very intelligent. If you want a provider who listens to you and partners with you on your care, she is the one to see. I appreciated her intelligent and thoughtful approach. A true professional.
Read more Karen Osborne is knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, kind and very intelligent. If you want a provider who listens to you and partners with you on your care, she is the one to see. I appreciated her intelligent and thoughtful approach. A true professional.
Towson Sep 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Townson is near the corner of York Road and West Road. Near the BMW of Towson and River Church Baltimore, our office building is shared with General Practitioner, Christine Klass, and a few other businesses.

Phone number

(410) 709-7380

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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