Lauren Necesario SmithClinical Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
My name is Dr. Lauren and I'm passionate about helping clients find mental and emotional healing throughout their wellness journey.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, first developed in the 1980s by Marsha M. Linehan, to treat patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. Since then, DBT’s use has broadened and now it is regularly employed as part of a treatment plan for people struggling with behaviors or emotions they can't control. This can include eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm, and more. DBT is a skills-based approach that focuses on helping people increase their emotional and cognitive control by learning the triggers that lead to unwanted behaviors. Once triggers are identified, DBT teaches coping skills that include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. A therapist specializing in DBT will help you to enhance your own capabilities, improve your motivation, provide support in-the-moment, and better manage your own life with problem-solving strategies. Think this approach might work for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s DBT specialists today.
Dealing with the daily struggles of life doesn't have to be faced alone. Focusing on self-growth and resiliency leads to tangible changes in our lives and fosters a mind-body connection. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or seek proactive change in your life, seeking help is the first step. I'm here to guide that change while helping us focus on measurable results to improve your life. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your contact information to have a conversation.
Sooner or later we all realize that we must confront a certain problem. For some it's an emotional problem such as anxiety, anger, or shame. For others, it's an addiction to a substance or unhealthy behavior. For many, it's the realization about how difficult it is to successfully navigate the relationships we desire to have and to keep. I look forward to helping clients with these issues everyday and I believe I can help you do the same.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
The counseling process requires openness and vulnerability that can be overwhelming. Talking to someone new about your concerns, fears, or anxieties can be intimidating. Bearing your inner self is not easy and requires a strength you may not know you possess. My promises to you: I will never judge you or make you feel unheard. I will create an environment where you feel safe. You are a unique and beautiful being and stronger than you realize. I would be honored to walk with you on this journey.