Catherine ArmaoLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, PMH-C
Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health.
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.
Clients working with me are usually seeking a refuge or a a space to discuss difficult topics and a therapy approach to fit their needs. Clients working with me are seeking to make behavioral change and gain new insight. The issues clients enter into therapy can vary but they are motivated to change. I provide the space, techniques, and support to resolve the concerns.
Do you struggle with depression or anxiety within your relationship(s)? Do you not see eye-to-eye with your partner(s)? Do you struggle with meeting people but desire human interaction? Sex therapy includes: desire discrepancy, arousal & orgasm difficulty, sexual pain, non-monogamy/open relationships, LGBTQ+, BDSM/kink/fetishes, issues around sex work, trauma. Couples Therapy includes: communication and skill building, trust building, sexuality/intimacy/passion, changes in life & career.