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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

At Cultivate Therapy, we specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based approach that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness practices.

Meet your team.

Therapists That Offer DBT


Alison Urban


Allison Gaydos

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Madeline Salerno

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Zahayra Carino

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Rebecca Walsman

DBT is highly effective in helping individuals who struggle with emotional dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors, borderline personality disorder, and long term difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

You may be experiencing:  

  • Intense and unstable emotions

  • Self-harming behaviors or suicidal thoughts

  • Impulsive actions or recklessness

  • Difficulty managing anger or frustration

  • Chronic feelings of emptiness or loneliness

  • Relationship conflicts or difficulties

  • Fear of abandonment or rejection

  • Patterns of self-sabotage or self-destructive behaviors

  • Trouble establishing healthy boundaries

  • Challenges in coping with stress or distressing situations

And you may want to achieve the following outcomes through DBT:

  • Improved emotional regulation and control

  • Reduction in self-destructive behaviors and impulsivity

  • Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills

  • Development of mindfulness practices for greater self-awareness

  • Increased distress tolerance and resilience

  • Improved self-esteem and self-acceptance

  • Effective management of anger and frustration

  • Creation of healthier and more fulfilling relationships

  • Development of adaptive coping mechanisms

  • Overall improvement in well-being and life satisfaction

Banana Leaves

Meet with us in our Jersey City office or via telehealth for online therapy. 

In DBT therapy sessions, our experienced therapists will take you through the four transformative modules developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan:  mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  


Your therapist will suggest practical exercises in session and take-home strategies to manage intense emotions, regulate your behavior, and enhance your overall quality of life. 


Take the first step towards a more balanced and fulfilling life by booking a free consultation with one of our DBT therapists today.

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